June 28 is Worldwide Social Business Day!

June 28 is Worldwide Social Business Day!

On June 28, 2011 the second Worldwide Social Business Day will take place. On this day we will celebrate Professor Yunus’ concept of social business, look at what has been achieved so far, spread the word about this new type of business, reinforce the commitment to this visionary idea, and discuss the future of the social business movement.

This year the theme for the Social Business Day is the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), of which Professor Yunus is an official advocate. Social business can play an important role in achieving the goals and on this day we aim at spreading this idea to everyone, from governments to companies to universities to entrepreneurs and beyond. 

There will be a lot of action online right here on our website www.grameencreativelab.com/wsbd2011. We will have live streams from Bangladesh, Germany and more.  There will be video messages coming from universities, entrepreneurs, companies, etc. from all over the world - Singapore, Italy, France, Germany, Haiti, USA.

You can also participate in the Social Business Day virtually and we hope you will! You can watch the live streams, make comments, ask questions, watch the video messages, post on social media networks and actively get involved. More details on how you can be part of this day virtually can be found here.

If you want to wish everyone a Happy Social Business Day you can take photo of yourself at a cool location in your city on June 28th with the writing "Happy Social Business Day" and upload it in our Facebook group. You can download our sign template here or be creative and make your own.

A physical event will also take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh where Prof. Yunus will hold a speech, a panel of experts will discuss the ways social business can be used to achieve the MDGs, participants will be able to visit the “Poverty Museum” exhibition, workshops about social business will be held…and much much more. 

Join us online at www.grameencreativelab.com/wsbd2011 on June 28th!