Starting July 14: Build a business model to launch your social enterprise

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Strategize how your business can contribute to a more just and equitable society
Reframe success to include positive impact on society alongside financial sustainability
Create value for both your business and low-income and marginalized people

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Course Syllabus

01

WELCOME TO THE COURSE

Video: Why Build Inclusive Businesses?

Video: Creating Long-Term Value

Resource: Workbook for the Course

02

THE INCLUSIVE BUSINESS FRAMEWORK

Video and Exercise: Inclusion in Your Context

Video: The Inclusive Business Framework

03

GUIDING VALUES

Video: Saral Designs’ Organizational Values

Exercise: Identify Your Values

Video: Coliba’s Values in Action

Exercise: Your Values in Action

04

PURPOSE: FIND YOUR NORTH STAR

Video: Biocon’s Purpose

Exercise: Reframing Purpose

Case Study: Recycling Lives—Putting People First

Exercise: Define Your Purpose

05

STRATEGY: WORK BACKWARD

Case Study: Tony’s Chocolonely—A Roadmap Toward Change

Exercise: Work Backward

Video and Exercise: Make an Inclusive Business Decision

06

VALUE INDICATORS: REDEFINE SUCCESS

Case Study: Biocon—Creating Value for Society

Exercise: Measure Social Value

07

YOUR JOURNEY FORWARD

Exercise: Create Your Action Plan

Video: Your Journey Forward

Change Your View Of The World

Draw inspiration from thought-provoking readings, videos, and reflections.

Enjoy Lifetime Access

Revisit courses, refresh your knowledge, and brush up on your skills at any time.

Receive a Certificate of Recognition

Attain a "Statement of Accomplishment" recognizing your successful completion of a course.

Gain New Skills

Increase your impact by putting new skills into practice.

"

Running a successful business and serving society aren’t mutually exclusive. Far from it, they’re interdependent."

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw,

Founder and Executive Chairperson, Biocon

Course Description

Our current economic system, which promotes short-term thinking and growth at all costs, is in crisis. Business has a critical role to play in building a new, more inclusive economy. Achieving this vision will require new business models that redefine success by prioritizing low-income and marginalized people.

This course will focus on purpose, strategy, and value indicators—three components of the inclusive business framework developed by EY and Acumen. Hear first hand advice from business leaders who have reimagined these operative business elements to prioritize inclusion of low-income and marginalized people. Through exploring these case studies and reflecting on your own values, you will identify opportunities to drive social change through your own business operations.

*Note: This course consists of 1.5 hours of videos/readings and 2 hours of reflections/application.

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Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO,
Acumen

Chris Mazzei

EY Global Vice Chair,
Strategy

Suhani Mohan

Co-founder and CEO,
Saral Designs

Featured

Jacqueline Novogratz

Founder and CEO,
Acumen

Chris Mazzei

EY Global Vice Chair,
Strategy

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