Creating Social Businesses: Driving Sustainable Development and Educating Change-Makers (73759)

Session Information: Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements (Workshop)

Thursday, 23 November 2023 12:50
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 701
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This workshop aims to explore the concept of social business and its significance in addressing and contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the vital role that universities play in fostering and educating future leaders in this domain. Inspired by the concept of social business introduced by Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, this workshop aims to shed light on the intersection between entrepreneurship, social impact, and sustainable development. In today’s interconnected world, the SDGs provide a comprehensive framework for addressing the pressing global challenges. Social business plays an important role in advancing these goals by aligning business practices with the principles of sustainability and social responsibility. By examining real-world examples, this workshop will highlight the remarkable ability of social businesses to tackle these pressing challenges. Additionally, this workshop will emphasize the pivotal role of universities in equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to pursue social business initiatives. Universities can nurture students’ entrepreneurial spirit and social consciousness by providing platforms for interdisciplinary learning, research, and collaboration. By integrating social business concepts into the curricula, universities can inspire and empower the change-makers, enabling them to drive positive social change. In conclusion, this workshop seeks to foster a deeper understanding of social business as a catalyst for sustainable development. The workshop, through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical examples, aims to inspire academics, practitioners, and students to embrace the principles of social business and work collectively towards a more equitable and sustainable world.

Ujal Ibrahim, University Canada West, Canada

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Ujal Ibrahim, an Assistant Professor at University Canada West (UCW) in Canada, completed his bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees in the U.S. His research interests include refugee entrepreneurship, social business, sustainability, and CSR.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00