Seven Principles of Social Business

Seven Principles of Social Business
Yunus Center


Business objective will be to overcome poverty, or one or more problems (such as education, health, technology access, and environment) which threaten people and society; not profit maximization


Financial and economic sustainability


Investors get back their investment amount only. No dividend is given beyond investment money


When investment amount is paid back, company profit stays with the company for expansion and improvement


Environmentally conscious


Workforce gets market wage with better working conditions


…do it with joy