International Center for Microfinance and Social Business

Poverty Reduction through Social Business? Lessons learnt from Grameen Joint Ventures in Bangladesh.

By Kerstin Humberg,
Oekom, 2012

This book of Kerstin Humberg links Yunus’ idea of social business to various scientific and development policy contexts and analyses it against these backgrounds. Thereby, Humberg differentiates the approach from both nonprofit organizations and profit-maximizing companies. The second part of the book presents two case studies, i.e. Grameen Danone and Grameen Shakti, and analyses and compares them. “Poverty Reduction through Social Business?” is the first comprehensive empirical study of Yunus’ social businesses in Bangladesh.