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 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.

About us

The Yunus Social Business Centre will 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

Programs and activities

The Yunus Centre supports and delivers a number of programs and activities covering four core areas including:

  • Education
  • Innovation
  • Thought leadership, and
  • Global connectivity.

Engaging on a global scale

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 Yunus Centre.

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 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.

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Nobel laureate shares the knowledge at Griffith seminar

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May 23, 2018

Griffith Business School represents University at Hult Prize Challenge

A team of four undergraduate students represented the University at the regional stages of the 2018 Hult Prize Challenge.

May 22, 2018

International business students gain unique perspective on innovative business solutions

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May 18, 2018

Kate earns her Masters the smart way

Despite not having higher education qualifications, a 30-year career across a wide range of business endeavours reaped dividends for Kate Crouch. And she wants other mature age students to know that it is possible to gain entry to a Griffith University postgraduate degree without undergraduate quali...

May 13, 2018

Griffith Business School welcomes Peter van Onselen as Professor of Policy

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Contact us

Alex Hannant

Interim Director

Celeste Alcaraz

Program Manager

Phone: (07) 338 21361