Bangchak Yunus and Youth Social Business Design Contest

August – September 2018

“Bangchak Yunus and Youth Social Business Design Contest” (Bangchak YY contest) is a collaboration between Yunus Center at AIT and Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited, to promote students, create change and solve social problems through social business models, on the theme: From Bangchak and SDGs to social Business, in Thailand 2018.

The contest aims at encourages Thai university students, undergraduate to post-graduate, to have a concept of doing business for society, create social change, and foster partnerships among competing groups, inculcating the value of collective action and selflessness on business.

We got an overwhelming response from over 300 students, from more than 19 universities across Thailand. Through the program, the students gained a necessary business development skills towards the Social Business and SDGs content. They have to come up with business solutions that solve social problems – based on 2 days iterative practical workshops, participation and presentations, as well as synergy of solving a social problem related to SDGs through social business solutions by focusing on the four areas of Bangchak’s interests: Efficiency Energy Management, Green and Renewable Energy, Bio-Based Energy and Retail. From 80 teams to 10 Finalists, we are now having a winner for this competition from Prince of Songkla University, and they will end up to showcase their ideas at Social Business Forum Asia 2018 in Japan. Congratulations to all of students to complete the workshop and enjoy the competition. Thank you all partners to co-organised such a big successful program.