Social Business

Combining the power of sport with policy. Meet the Problem Solver – David Thibodeau!

David Thibodeau works as a swim coach and an advocate for better inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in sport. With a background in public policy, David is working to make sure governments understand what the community needs.   “Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.” – Professor …

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3 Innovative Ways That Sport is Switching on Social Consciousness & How Your Brand Can Do The Same

  “If you are a socially conscious person, why don’t you run your business in a way that will help achieve social objectives?”  – Professor Yunus   Sport has the ability to show us how alike we truly are. It creates a positive environment on the field, court, and even in the stands where differences …

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Solving problems by serving people. Meet the Problem Solver – Gabriela Matus Bonilla!

If you were helping at a youth sports conference for the first time and a young leader gifted you two fresh bags of Guatemalan coffee before ever even meeting you in person, what would your response be? You might just think, like us, that this heart is on another level. As we’ve grown to know …

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No Media Coverage? No Problem. Meet the Problem Solver — Christel Saneh!

Christel is a record-holding athlete defying the status-quo of sports journalism in the Middle East through Sport & Social Business. Christel extends a hand to bring younger problem solvers with her on this impactful and exciting journey. SOLVING PROBLEMS IN SPORT “Everything we do starts with a problem, we have a lot, we should always start …

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Diversity & Inclusion in Sport and the Corporate World. Meet the Problem Solver – DeAna Oliver!

DeAna Oliver currently works as a Talent Acquisition for a PR & Marketing firm in New York City. She also works with Fencing in the Park, providing fencing lessons for youth development in the city.   “Changes are products of intensive efforts.” – Professor Yunus   Creating change is often a challenging task for those …

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Building Social Business in Your Organization: Successful Ventures to Inspire You

Beauty can come from ashes. Professor Yunus’s Nobel Prize-winning work shows this. It gives us immense hope as the world promises an opportunity for building anew. Here are three steps (with examples!) to help your corporation build social business and lead the new normal. A devastating famine struck Bangladesh in 1973. It was the depth …

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Social Business is Shifting the Economic Landscape — Here Are 5 Simple Ways You Can Be Part of Shaping It

Good news is always welcome, but there are a few occasions when it is especially appreciated. Now is one of those times. Despite big questions about the wellbeing of our society, we can glimpse a silver lining. Our economic terrain has shifted. Social Business is on the horizon. Hundreds of recent studies point to “the …

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Sport’s Connective Power. Meet the Problem Solver – Pierre Chastroux

Though social entrepreneurship never entered his career frame, Pierre’s fascination with the connective power of sport ultimately led him to pair it with his passion for economic development. His work with the YSH team today stems directly from that uncanny ability sports have to connect the seemingly disconnected, bridging private sector, public sector, and grass-roots …

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So You Want Your Sports Event to Solve a Problem? Social Business Can Help

Not a seat is open in the stands as you walk in. The stadium is packed with a sea of chanting fans. The energy is so palpable you feel as though the heavy concrete of the arena perimeter is shaking beneath your feet as the crowd jumps in unison. Your picture may look something like this. …

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The 5 Best Authors (and their books) to Up Your Social Solutions

“There is more treasure in books than all the pirate’s loot on treasure island,” — Walt Disney When I was growing up, there was a series of children’s books my mom used to read to me and my siblings at night. In the books, the main character would be transported from her home to different …

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