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5th Social Business Academia Conference (SBAC) and Grameen Telecom Trust

November 9,2017

As part of 8th Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) 2017, two-day Social Business Academia Conference (SBAC) 2017 took place on 8 & 9 November in Paris, France at International University Campus Paris (Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris).

Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus delivered the keynote speech after the welcome speech by Ms. Carine Camby from Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris and introduction by Ms. Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre and Mr. Hans Reitz, Co-Founder, Grameen Creative Lab.

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Ms. Parveen Mahmud (Managing Director, Grameen Telecom Trust) along with Dr. Farhana Ferdousi (Assistant Professor, Southeast University) presented a paper titled “Strategies for Scaling Up Social Business Impact on Sustainable Living: A case Study on Social Business Learning and Innovation Fund (SBLIF)” at the 5th Social Business Academia Conference (SBAC). The paper attempted to explore what scaling up strategies are usually taken by several social business partnership venture initiated by Grameen Telecom Trust (GTT) through their Social Business Learning and Innovation Fund (SBLIF) projects in order to create more impact on sustainable living.

This year’s annual conference has attracted 135 academics from around 15 countries. There were 49 paper submissions this year, of which 38 were accepted for presentation. These included papers related to social business and education, technology, healthcare, disaster management, entrepreneurship, marketing and other issues.

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