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

  • 8h 29m 1s
  • Muhammad Yunus
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2010

Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls “social business.” By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place.

In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Why Social Business?
  • Chapter 2 - Growing Pains: Lessons in Adaptation and Change from the Story of Grameen Danone
  • Chapter 3 - Launching a Social Business
  • Chapter 4 - To Cure One Child: A Case of Social Business in Healthcare
  • Chapter 5 - Legal and Financial Frameworks for Social Business
  • Chapter 6 - Grameen Veolia Water: A Social R&D Project for Addressing the World Water Crisis
  • Chapter 7 - Creating a Global Infrastructure for Social Business
  • Chapter 8 - Glimpses of Tomorrow: More Social Businesses are on the Way
  • Chapter 9 - The End of Poverty: The Time is Here