What is Social Business?
The Social Business Club conceives social business as any structure that is fostering the social progress of the affected community in a sustainable way by using the methodology of economy. We believe that the future of business will be an international one. The largest opportunities in business are located in Emerging Markets. In order to be able to succeed in the context of poverty, informal markets & lack of infrastructure, managers and economists need to learn new approaches of doing business. Approaches of Social Business.
What We Do
Our MissionWe are preparing the students of the University of St. Gallen for successful careers in emerging markets in the environment of poverty, informal markets & lack of infrastructure. Therefore we provide the students with knowledge about economic approaches that are fostering the social progress of communities, which are necessary for successfully doing business in these environments. Further we are showing students career opportunities in this field. And we are supporting concrete initiatives that lead to the strengthening of social business.
Workshops & Panel DiscussionsWe provide a high quality workshop, a panel discussion or a combination of both adressing a relevant and actual issue. Therefore we collaborate with other student organizations, one of our partners or a external expert. Our main topics include impact investment, doing business in informal markets, challenges and opportunities in our field and purpose driven businesses.
Network & Career"We believe in collaboration, not in competition." Following this approach we want to strengthen the global movement towards to a philanthropic economy by providing a network function between young talented students and social impact orientated organizations. Offering job opportunities on our website falls in this activity aswell as supporting promising projects.
Head of Partners
Filippo Marconi Archinto
Head of Marketing
Head of Events
Nicolas van Laer
Head of Finance
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I think that, too many times, business has been seen as acting in its narrow self-interest rather than, essentially, contributing more broadly to society. I think a lot of that is unintentional; I don't think that many managers are deliberately trying to be unethical or are not trying to be sensitive to social needs.Michael E. Porter