The Centre for Social Business is a dedicated centre within the University of Salford, established to undertake inter-disciplinary research on Social Business. Our work cuts across many themes such as sustainable communities, microfinance, social entrepreneurship and business ethics.
Our purpose is to:
Members of the Centre have experience of working on projects such as:
Members of the Centre for Social Business have authored a diverse range of written publications, from book chapters to conference papers to research reports, on a wide range of subjects across various aspects of social business.
Dr Morven McEachern (Salford Business School)
Dr Kevin Kane (Salford Business School)
Salford Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) are offering a funded support scheme for social enterprises in the City.
Find out more at the Salford CVS website.
The Business Group are happy to help anyone needing support when completing the application form – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jon Monk on 0161 278 2519
The 7 Principles of social Business
Social Business is defined by Professor Yunus as:
“A structure that harnesses the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place”.
Professor Yunus’s concept of social business begins with a social need which is addressed by a sustainable business model. All social business models follow the 7 principles of social business.
Below is a video from when Professor Yunus spoke at the University's Social Business Summit.