If you are a socially conscious person, why don't you run your business in a way that will help achieve social objectives? - Muhammad Yunus
The Yunus Social Business Centre has been established to contribute to Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus’s philosophy of driving systems change through social entrepreneurship and enterprise. The Centre aims to equip people with the knowledge, capacity, connections, and opportunities to innovate and create change through social business. We do this through leading research, teaching, and engagement in the field of social enterprise, entrepreneurship, and innovation at Griffith University
The Centre is part of the Griffith Business School and based out of the Logan Campus. We are active across Griffith’s campuses and work at local, regional, national, and international levels.
Programs and activities
Impact and Data Management Service
We have partnered with Griffith Business School's Economics and Business Statistics experts to offer an Impact and Data Management Service to social enterprises, and enterprising community organisations to enable them to better appraise and articulate the economic value of their social impact.
Social Entrepreneur in Residence
Our Social Entrepreneur in Residence program attracts and hosts outstanding talent in the field of social innovation and enterprise at GBS in order to facilitate the exchange and sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise.
Social Entrepreneurship Starter-kit
Social Entrepreneurship Starter-kit is an online-based learning program designed to support students undertaking a Griffith University course relating to social enterprise, community impact, sustainable business, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Social Enterprise Community Internship Program
This Internship Program offers Griffith students the opportunity to have an immersive, work integrated learning opportunity in a social enterprise. Students will develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of social enterprise, and to develop a social entrepreneurial skill set.
Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
Join us at this outstanding Series each month and hear from leading academics and industry experts, as they cover a wide range of business topics relevant for 'start up' businesses and small to medium enterprises. Attendees also have the opportunity for networking with like-minded professionals following the presentations.
GLO@Logan High School Challenge
This three-day experiential challenge provides students with the ability to generate creative and innovative concepts and solutions. The 2018 challenge focused on topical environmental issues in regional Queensland. Students learned about human-centred design and prototype using 3D printers, robotics, virtual reality and coding technologies.
Social Innovation Fireside Forums
The Social Innovation Fireside Forums provoke conversations of best practices to assist with social enterprise formation, development and sustainability. The Forums host experts who share their experiences in developing a ‘for purpose’ business and associated opportunities and challenges.
The next Forum will be held in September 2018.
Advancing Regional Innovation Program
Griffith University, along with Logan City Council and Redland City Council, are the lead partners in the Queensland State Government's Advancing Regional Innovation Program which aims to turn our regions into hubs for innovation and enterprise.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WORLD FORUM
The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future.
The event attracts social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders and more from all across the globe.
Interim Director, Alex Hannant, will be representing Griffith and presenting work underway at the YSBC.
MUHAMMAD YUNUS AT GRIFFITH
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Muhammad Yunus presented the 2017 Griffith Lecture at the Queensland Conservatorium on Tuesday, April 11.
In his address, Professor Yunus outlined his famous Three Zeros theory - zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions.
I am proposing to create a new kind of business. Business based on the selflessness that is in all of us. I am calling this, social business.
Professor Muhammad Yunus
Social enterprise map
Social Enterprise is growing across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
GRIFFITH INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Griffith has an exciting ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship, supported by remarkable teaching, research, enterprise and our industry partners.
We are creating opportunities, disrupting existing ways of thinking and doing, and creating solutions with impact for local and global problems. We are providing support for a new wave of thinkers, and we want you to be part of it.
July 17, 2018
Global vision drives Jon’s foundation for social good
Hong Kong-based Griffith University graduate Jon Andre Pedersen has taken his dual degree into the international business world, supporting rising entrepreneurs for social good
July 16, 2018
World-renowned political professor to speak at Griffith workshop
Professor Tim Bale will give a keynote address at the Populist and Mainstream Parties event in Brisbane.
July 02, 2018
Award-winning journalist joins Griffith Asia Institute
Rowan Callick will take up a role as the centre’s new Industry Fellow this month.
June 27, 2018
Griffith brings skills, knowledge and sustainability to Sri Lankan tourism
Industry representatives have completed the third and final component of an Australian Government-backed workshop.
June 27, 2018
BusinessPLUS program boosts students’ employability
Innovative new co-curricular program helps students gain an edge in a competitive job market.
June 25, 2018
Tourism industry has long way to go on road to equality
Out of 64 UN World Tourism Organisation events in 2017 examined by researchers, only one achieved gender parity.