Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus’ groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business—business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today’s most serious problems: … Read More

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs

Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls “social business.” By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic … Read More

Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World

For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For ‚philanthrocapitalists‘ – the new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they give – it’s like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these ‚social investors‘ are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability to match. In … Read More

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas

Published in over twenty countries, How to Change the World has become the Bible for social entrepreneurship. It profiles men and women from around the world who have found innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether they work to deliver solar energy to Brazilian villagers, or improve access to college … Read More

Social Entrepreneurship for Dummies

Discover how to bring social responsibility to your business In today’s business world, your bottom line isn’t measured by your company’s financial performance alone. Social Entrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to implement social responsibility to your business plan in order to increase your bottom line. This book helps any social entrepreneur gain the necessary … Read More

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, Eradicating Poverty Through Profits

Drawing on Prahalad’s breakthrough insights in The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, great companies worldwide have sought to identify, build, and profit from new markets amongst the world’s several billion poorest people, while at the same time helping to alleviate poverty. Five years after its first publication, this book’s ideas are no longer … Read More

Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know

In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before–a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world. David Bornstein’s previous book on … Read More

Profits for Nonprofits: An Assessment of the Challenges in NGO Self-Financing

Enterprise activities are not for all nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nor are they easy for those NGOs that do venture into the marketplace. Profits for Nonprofits examines the practical challenges and obstacles in implementing self-financing. The 20 Central European NGO enterprises documented in Profits for Nonprofits have not succeeded without significant effort, risk and sacrifice. The … Read More

Pripraviť sa, pozor… Štart na ceste k samofinancovaniu

Pripraviť sa, Pozor: Štart na ceste k samofinancovaniu je návod vytvorený pre neziskové organizácie, aby im pomohol pri rozhodovaní, či (a ako) im nový sociálny podnik alebo rozšírenie ich súčasného podniku pomôže naplniť ich finančné a sociálne ciele. Publikácia má organizáciám pomôcť zhodnotiť uskutočniteľnosť podnikateľských nápadov a ich kapacitu tieto nápady uskutočniť. Ďalej im má … Read More