By Muhammad Yunus
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his imaginative and prescient for a brand new company version that mixes the ability of unfastened markets with the search for a extra humane world--and tells the inspiring tales of businesses which are doing this paintings this present day.
within the final 20 years, loose markets have swept the globe, bringing with them huge, immense strength for optimistic switch. yet conventional capitalism can't remedy difficulties like inequality and poverty, since it is hampered via a slim view of human nature within which everyone is one-dimensional beings involved in basic terms with revenue.
actually, humans have many different drives and passions, together with the religious, the social, and the altruistic. Welcome to the area of social enterprise, the place the artistic imaginative and prescient of the entrepreneur is utilized to today's such a lot critical difficulties: feeding the terrible, housing the homeless, therapeutic the ill, and keeping the planet.
Creating a global with no Poverty tells the tales of a few of the earliest examples of social companies, together with Yunus's personal Grameen financial institution. It finds the subsequent section in a hopeful monetary and social revolution that's already below way--and within the all over the world attempt to cast off poverty through unleashing the effective strength of ever man or woman.
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Extra info for Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
Global income distribution tells the story: Ninety-four percent of world income goes to 40 percent of the people, while the other 60 percent must live on only 6 percent of world income. Half of the world lives on two dollars a day or less, while almost a billion people live on less than one dollar a day. Poverty is not distributed evenly around the world; specific regions suffer its worst effects. In sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, hundreds of millions of poor people struggle for survival.
But its un derlying objective—and the criterion by which it should be evaluated— is to create social benefits for those whose lives it touches. The company itself may earn a profit, but the investors who support it do not take any profits out of the company except recouping an amount equivalent to their original investment over a period of time. A social business is a company that is cause-driven rather than profit-driven, with the poten tial to act as a change agent for the world. A social business is not a charity.
Governments can do much to address social problems. They are large and powerful, with access to almost every corner of society, and through taxes they can mobilize vast resources. Even the governments of poor countries, where tax revenues are modest, can get interna tional funds in the form of grants and low-interest loans. " But if this approach were effective, the problems would have been solved long ago. Their persistence makes it clear that government alone does not provide the answer. W h y not?