#MalaysiaREPRESENT at Social Business Day 2017

Held annually, the Social Business Day event is hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Themed ‘Can Wealth Concentration Be Stopped?’; the 7th Social Business Day will be held this 28-29 July, and it will once again celebrate social business and highlight new developments in the sector.

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Economies of the modern world in the last few decades have resulted in unbalanced wealth concentration, causing extreme socio-economic disparities amongst individuals and communities around the world. The conference this year aims to address this widening gap by using social business as a tool for a more sustainable and viable economic engine – at the local, regional and global levels.

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Over two days of engaging plenary sessions, breakout discussions, and field trips, one of the highlights of this year’s upcoming Social Business Day, is the introduction of the Country Forum segment- and Malaysia is on the line-up!

To be hosted by the Malaysian Yunus Social Business Network, the team from myHarapan will be part of the Malaysian Country Forum, along with our friends from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Institut Darul Ridzuan, and joined by other partners and social business players from Malaysia and the region.

Established as a collective, the Malaysian Yunus Social Business Network aims to foster a more concerted and unified effort for community development projects, promoting social business and addressing issues and challenges within the sector.

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Participants at the Malaysian Country Forum can expect updates and highlights on current social business developments and initiatives in Malaysia, especially since Ipoh is building itself as Malaysia’s first Social Business City.

To find out more about the upcoming Social Business Day 2017, check out the event page HERE. Do let us know if you are coming from Malaysia – and make sure you join us for the Malaysian Country Forum!

And while we’re on the topic of social business, we’d like to also wish the good professor and our Master Yoda, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, a very Happy Birthday. We wish you health, happiness and may you always guide us to keep the #YY spirit alive! Love you long time, Prof. See you very soon!

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Pic Sources: SocialBusinessPedia, Yunus Centre

 

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