Social Business: Healthcare, with a difference

BASF Grameen takes chemically-treated mosquito nets to the rural poor

Sohel Parvez - Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Saria Sadique, chairman of BASF Bangladesh Ltd, spends more time and energy just to explain the concept of social business. His organisation has made a foray into this spectrum with Grameen Healthcare Trust and set up the entityBASF Grameen Ltd (BGL).


The main purpose of the venture that was launched in March 2009 is to improve the health and business opportunities of the poor in Bangladesh.

Bank that helps the poor is set to open in Glasgow

Jasper Hamill

6 Jul 2010

The Nobel Prize-winning founder of a bank that has lifted millions of people out of poverty has vowed to establish the UK's first branch in Glasgow within a year.

Professor Muhammad Yunus hopes that establishing the Grameen Bank in the city will help the poorest people in Glasgow to stop claiming benefits and start making money by running their own businesses.

Top economist aims to open bank for city's poor

Gordon Thomson

6 Jul 2010

The man known as the banker to the poor of Bangladesh wants to open a branch in one of the most-deprived areas of Glasgow.

Sighthill has been identified as a possible location for Grameen Bank Glasgow which would be the first of its kind in the UK and one of only a few outside the sub-continent.

Nobel Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus is in talks with potential stakeholders at Glasgow Caledonian University. Also at the meeting was Scotland's Finance Secretary John Swinney.

Shiny Days for Fibreglass

Top official of Alliance Fibre Glass shares his plans with Amreen Ahmed Bari

Shahed Ahmed

Mr. Shahed Ahmed

From an invitation to an event, to by-the-by talks on social business, two minds came together to conceive the idea of a joint venture to produce fibreglass products in Bangladesh -- a dissemination of the concept of social business.

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