With the invitation from National Central University, three members from SBRC made a social business lecture at the start-up facility in Taoyuan City Youth Center in Taiwan.
The event, offered to approximately thirty attendees from the top ten teams at the Taoyuan City Social Business Contest in October 2017, provided an overview, case study and workshop on the essentials of social business
ICT specialist, professor Ashir, talked about the social business overview. He is a member of Grameen Communications and a researcher who connects Kyushu University and the Grameen Family.
A research student, Ms Nuren, made a research presentation on an social business relating to a new transportation system which is neither community buses nor Uber. Her research received a great attention at the 2017GSBS in Paris.
Ms Fish from the SBRC introduced a case study on Human Harbor, the first Yunus social business company certified in Japan.
The image below is the winner from the contest. They are planning to start up their business to recycle and re-use furniture on campus.
As a means of improving students’ unbalanced diet of fast food, and also with the goal of creating a new community, they were building a model of a weekly social gathering to make and eat healthy food together with the cooperation of local farmers in the kitchen on campus.
We received a large number of questions and comments suggesting that
“they would like to use the Japanese social business case studies as reference since Taiwanese culture is similar to Japanese one” and “they would like to receive more advice in the future.” Social business waves will possibly be created from Asia through the cooperation between Yunus centers.