Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

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By (author) Muhammad Yunus

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  • Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 17mm | 257g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1586489569
  • ISBN 13: 9781586489564
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 37,297

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Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business." The social business model has been adopted by corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across the globe. Its goal is to create self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth as they produce goods and services to fulfill human needs. In Building Social Business, Yunus shows how social business can be put into practice and explains why it holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.

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Muhammad Yunus was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, educated at Dhaka University, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University, and became head of the economics department at Chittagong University in 1972. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Karl Weber is a writer based in Irvington, New York. He coauthored Yunus's best-selling book, Creating a World Without Poverty.