The past century has been characterized by unprecedented change and this century will not hold back in terms of constant change, which will lead to new problems and exacerbate existing problems. On the other hand plenty of new opportunities and possibilities will arise to overcome these problems in innovative and groundbreaking ways.
While Governments and NGO’s alone are not able to tackle all social problems, it is crucial to think about new concepts and innovative ways to address some of the most persistent social problems of our time.
Social business has been defined by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus as a non-dividend business that focuses on solving social problems in a financially self-sustainable way. While traditional charities and non-profits mostly rely on donations, a social business aims to cover its costs by selling products and services that address one or more specific social problems.
At Studio Nima we strongly support the Global Goals and aim for all our projects and partners to contribute to one or more of the 17 Global Goals that have been launched by the United Nations in 2015.
A 17-point plan to end poverty, halt climate change and fight injustice and inequality, the Global Goals are the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place.
A plan that 193 governments have agreed, a plan that the world wants and needs. A plan backed by leading business and organisations. A to-do-list for the planet that will only be achieved if everyone plays their part.