Business for Society

Drawing inspiration directly from our Chancellor, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and beyond, our courses examine innovative ways company’s can adopt practices that services stakeholders and shareholders alike. Each course encourages creative solutions to address societal and environmental challenges in sustainable and scalable ways. Our teachings develop your skills to think strategically and have the agility to adapt to new challenges.

  • Sustainability and Viability of Social Enterprises with John Walker: In this program, attendees will gain a thorough introduction to market-based business models for social impact. Using a series of social enterprise examples and combining presentation, speaker and group discussion formats the program will examine the essentials that determine sustainability and scalability. The course will provide a series of frameworks applicable to analysis of social enterprises, their effectiveness and their strategies employed to reach scale. Included in the course content will be review of traditional and modern legal structures applicable to social enterprises.
  • Achieving Social Change Through Social Business: Tackling systemic social problems like poverty requires a more comprehensive and sustainable solution than what current welfare systems and charities can provide. Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has pioneered a model of social business that can help solve precisely these kinds of problems. Social businesses are non-loss making businesses that do not pay dividends to shareholders. Instead, they reinvest profits to drive down the cost of goods and services in order to serve the poorest in society. Governments and foundations around the world are closely watching the development of social businesses as they transform lives of the poor in both developed and developing nations. This course will explore how you can be part of that transformation.

  • Philanthrocapitalism: This course explores principles and emerging trends in the social enterprise sector. In particular, it examines ways that non-profits and social enterprises can use proven, market-based approaches to find new sources of philanthropic income and to maximize measureable social impact.

  • Sustained Profitability with Social Responsibility: Examine best practices for socially responsible businesses to sustain long-term profitability. It provides a thorough overview of the latest innovations in sustainable models, environmental impact, and social impact through product design.

- Glasgow Caledonian University is currently only offering Executive Education courses, offered to employers on behalf of their employees, pending the review and approval of its charter to offer credit-bearing and degree-related courses in New York.  Learn more about our return policy.