Following the collapse of Carillion, our next book ‘A World of Three Zeroes’ by Muhammad Yunus is prescient. Nobel Prize-winning Yunus pioneered the lending of microcredit in Bangladesh through a bank with the aim of improving social capital. Since then he has successfully extended the social business model into areas as diverse as farming, health-care and green-energy.
In the book, he makes the case for governments to outsource to social businesses in preference to profit-driven business. Do you think that this could work in the UK?
Yunus also argues that entrepreneurial-driven social businesses are better able to reduce poverty, create employment and solve environmental problems than either governments or profit-driven businesses alone. An interesting proposition for capitalists and socialists alike. Do you agree?
Our next meeting will be on 22nd March 2018 at 6.30pm, at a new venue for us, ‘The Tyneside Coffee Rooms’ on the second floor of the Tyneside Cinema. Light meals and drinks are available, handy if you need to come straight from work.
The meeting is free but please let me know if you can make it so that I can plan numbers for the venue.
Feel free to pass this message on to friends who might be interested.