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
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.
We’re developing a new generation of leaders and professionals in a diverse range of industries and environments. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, community education, online learning, work-integrated learning, and executive education.
Our Fellowship Program attracts and hosts outstanding talent in the field of impact innovation and social enterprise to facilitate the exchange and sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise. Students will have access to incredible projects and networks through their connection with these Fellows.
GLO@Logan High School Challenge
This three-day experiential challenge provides students with the ability to generate creative and innovative concepts and solutions. Challenges are held in May and late November annually and are focused on either STEAM or HEALTH issues, as well as developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Students learned about human-centred design and prototype using 3D printers, robotics, virtual reality and coding technologies.
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 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 Clinics
The Yunus Centre provides Clinics to Griffith students and staff actively engaged in social enterprise. The Clinics are short and intensive one-on-one sessions with the Yunus Centre Directors, and may also include the Yunus Centre’s Social Entrepreneurs in Residence.
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 Entrepreneur in Residence crowdfunding project
Emma-Kate possesses considerable academic nous – she has skills spanning across the research, lecturing, management and enterprise development fields – and currently serves as the General Happiness Manager of Food Connect.
The company's vision is to create a world where everyone has access to healthy, fresh, ecologically-grown food that is fair to growers, buyers, and the planet.
PROVIDING POWER TO THOSE IN NEED
Amidst the continuing devastation in Lombok, Queenslanders are rising up to help
Tony Sharp is one of our Social Entrepreneurs in Residence and the founder of Substation33, the organisation building portable solar power stations from electronic waste to help those affected by the recent earthquake in Indonesia.
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.
August 21, 2019
Free tax clinic proves popular with locals
Griffith University’s free Tax Clinic is proving popular with more than 50 locals accessing the program in its first month of operation.
August 19, 2019
Griffith nominated for sustainability awards
A student-led recyclable art project and an socially responsible MBA program have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Green Gown Awards Australasia.
August 19, 2019
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Griffith's Behavioural Science Cluster will offer the Applied Behavioural Science Winterschool on September 5 and 6, 2019 at its Gold Coast campus.
August 19, 2019
Welcome aboard 2019 global interns!
Trimester 3, 2019 will take off to a flying start, with more than 50 excited students departing Australia to participate in the Global Mobility Business Internship Program in one of the following Asian destinations: Hong Kong Jakarta, Indonesia Seoul, Republic of Korea Shanghai, China Tokyo, Japan O...
August 13, 2019
It’s time whistleblowers had better protection: A.J. Brown writes for The Conversation
Professor A.J. Brown says the case for law reform to properly protect public-interest whistleblowers has never been so stark.
August 12, 2019
Study shows online social networks at work boost employee engagement and performance
New research shows Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) at work promote higher levels of employee engagement, performance and productivity.