International Center for Microfinance and Social Business


Social Business Lab @ Istanbul Okan University – June 11, 12 2012

Istanbul Okan University Muhammad Yunus International Center for Microfinance and Social Business Training Programme offered first training session with the Grameen Creative Lab. During this three day training week Istanbul Okan University Yunus Center and GCL will impart knowledge about social business including most recent case studies and best practice examples.

In a small group of around 20–30 people we developed a systematic understanding of social business to understand the benefits that social business can have for society.

The group identifed existing social needs in specific regions and collectively brainstorm and create ideas for social businesses for this region.

They learned about different creative workshop methodologies and  identify concrete steps to set up a social business and build up the foundation for the social business initiative.