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    SBE organizes events such as the Social Business Conference to sensitize people on the importance and the urgency to build a more sustainable world through the creation of new social businesses.

    Some objectives of our events are: 

    • Raising awareness of the social business model
    • Motivating people, companies and non-profit organizations to get involved in social business
    • Encouraging the establishment of Social Business Funds 
    • Starting academic courses on social business in universities and educational institutions. Possibility of establishing a Yunus Centre in universities
    • Identifying areas where social business could be implemented to solve a social or environmental issue locally
    • Encouraging the creation of new partnerships among government, non-profit organizations, the private sector and academia
    • Discussing the impact of local development strategies on the economic and social welfare and how they can be enhanced through social business
    • Learning from social business best practices

    Here’s a recap of the Social Business Conference held in Lugano, Switzerland, on May 15, 2013.

    Keynote Speaker: Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

    Special thanks to our sponsors: Università della Svizzera Italiana, CP Start-up, Patrimony 1873 of BSI Group, City of Lugano, Canton Ticino and Switcher.

    If you wish to organize an event on social business with us send an email to

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus delivering his keynote speech at the second annual meeting of the Social Business Conference on May 15, 2013 in Lugano, Switzerland.