The concept:

Yunus, Muhammad (2008). Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. Perseus Books. Philadelphia, PA.

Yunus, Muhammad (2010). Building Social Business. New York: Public Affairs.

Grameen Creative Lab workshops at CI led to brainstorming about potential social business models

Other organizations working on social business:

The Grameen Creative Lab - Passion for Social Business

Grameen Creative Lab (also see “Partners” on our site) is a collaboration between Professor Yunus and Hans Reitz

B Corp

In the fall of 2011, California Governor Brown signed into law a bill to create the category of B Corporations, as other states have done. B Corporations are a new type of corporation which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are now over 450 B Corporations in the United States. B Corp promotes this idea and is engaged in the certification of B Corporations. See its website for more information.

Social Business Earth - Raising Awareness on Social Business

Social Business Earth promotes all things social business

Social Business Students Forum is a global community of students for exchanging views and ideas of social business that is recognized and supervised by the Yunus Centre. Its mission is to help eradicate poverty by exploring and promoting the social business concept among the student community of the world. 

The Yunus Centreis the site for Professor Muhammad Yunus and his team. Its ultimate goal is to put poverty into museums. You can follow his work, find many useful links, and get involved at the Yunus Centre. 

Academic institutions:

The Grameen Creative Lab has established partnerships with universities that have taken an active approach towards fostering an environment in which social business ideas can develop and grow. You can read about the community of university partners by clicking on the following links:

Grameen Creative Lab has also worked closely with many other renowned universities worldwide thus bringing the social business concept closer to the academic world. These include HEC Paris, France; McGill, Montreal, Canada; Columbia University; University of Luxembourg; Glasgow Caledonian University; Bocconi University; Asian Institute of Technology; Financial University Moscow.