Yunus Centre Partner Grameen Trust 

Workshop Description

The workshop will be an introduction to the concept of social business and its seven principles as listed by Professor Yunus. Each of the two hosts (Prof. Latifee and Ms. Lamiya) will discuss the principles in depth and provide some current examples.

The participants will then form groups and look at a given social problem. Each group will come up with a marketable product or service, which will be made available through a social business, as a solution to that problem. 

At the end every group, through one representative, will present their ideas to the rest of the participants.


  1. Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs
  2. Creating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
  3. Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty; Public Affairs


Format Output
Level Introduction


Date Friday, November 6
Time 02:30 - 04:00pm

We kindly ask all registered GSBS participants to sign up for the Focus Groups on our e-180 platform here.

Workshop Host & Co-Host(s)

  Huzzatul Islam Latifee Lamiya Morshed

Professor S M Huzzatul Islam Latifee

Managing Director Grameen Trust

Lamiya Morshed

Executive Director Yunus Centre


November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



6 Years of GSBS


Grameen Creative Lab YouTube Channel


On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.