Commitment

  • 7 Principles of Social Business
  • Profits return to the association
  • Service with joy

Seven Principles of Social Business

by Prof. Muhammad Yunus, World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland, January 2009

  1. Business objective will be to overcome poverty, or one or more problems (such as education, health, technology access, and environment) which threaten people and society; not profit maximization
  2. Financial and economic sustainability
  3. Investors get back their investment amount only; no dividend is given beyond investment money
  4. When investment amount is paid back, company profit stays with the company for expansion and improvement
  5. Environmentally conscious
  6. Workforce gets market wage with better working conditions
  7. ...do it with joy

But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep...

Robert Frost