Giving people in need a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out'
The Yunus Social Business Centre was established to contribute to Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus’s philosophy of alleviating poverty by giving people in need a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’. It aims to provide education and access to micro-loans that will enable individuals to set up and start their own profit-making business ventures that are self-sustaining.
Support the Social Venture Fund
The Social Venture Fund will provide seed funding for successful social businesses completing the entrepreneurship program.
Global Social Business Summit
Centre Director, Professor Evan Douglas, recently attended the Global Social Business Summit in Paris.
Over 700 social business advocates from 40 countries joined Professor Muhammad Yunus two days of presentations and panel discussions on the social issues that trouble the world today.
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.
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Griffith University’s Yunus Social Business Centre is looking to provide an entrepreneurial education program for prospective social business entrepreneurs starting in mid-2018. This twelve-week program will be hosted at the Logan campus with an initial focus on the Logan area, encouraging low-SES, Indigenous, migrant, and refugee community members and students who are either unemployed or underemployed to participate.
The program aim is for participants to produce a formal business plan that they 'pitch' to potential lenders in order for them to proceed to start their own social business.
For this program, the YSBC will operate in concert with a variety of social enterprise organisations in the Brisbane region, all sharing the common goal to combat community disadvantage and inequality.
Community members and social organisations are invited to assist in this mission by identifying and proposing candidates for the twelve-week social business program, and by volunteering to serve as mentors, counsellors, and business advisers for the individuals in the program. To allow a wider reach of the Social Business Entrepreneurship Education program, the YSBC welcomes donations to support the successful applicants and to provide a funding pool for the micro-loans required to fund new social business ventures.
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.
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