Social Business: a Sustainable Way to Face the Most Pressing Needs of Our Time (FutureLearn)

 Social Business: a Sustainable Way to Face the Most Pressing Needs of Our Time (FutureLearn)
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 Social Business: a Sustainable Way to Face the Most Pressing Needs of Our Time (FutureLearn)
Social Businesses are designed to improve society. In this course you will learn the main concepts to design a Social Business. This free online course focuses on the concept of Social Business and the main variables that we need to take into account when creating a Social Business.

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This free online course focuses on the concept of Social Business and the main variables that we need to take into account when creating a Social Business.



The course provides an academic foundation to the concept of Social Business and a practical starting point to develop your own social enterprise idea. It has been developed along with Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laurate 2006.


What topics will you cover?

- Definition of Social Economy

- Difference between Social Enterprise and Social Business

- Volume and benefits of the social economy

- Social needs and human capabilities

- Human capabilities classification

- Theory of change and social enterprises

- The importance of measuring social impact

- Measuring impact: areas of impact and depth of analysis

- The Canvas Tool for social business


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Explore the key concepts for designing a Social Business

- Demonstrate real examples of Social Business

- Describe concepts related with Social Business: social needs, business opportunities and theory of change

- Explore ideas to develop your own Social Business

- Explain what is a Social Business?



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