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The UniSA-Yunus Centre was established by agreement with Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus in 2018. The Centre operates in accordance with the Yunus philosophy, with a focus on social enterprise, zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero carbon emissions.

The UniSA Yunus Social Business Centre will form a key part of the University’s new inter-disciplinary Social Enterprise Hub, connecting staff and students with the broader community to nurture creative solutions to pressing social issues.

Our People


Professor Carol TiltProfessor Carol Tilt is a Professor of Accounting in the School of Commerce.  She has degrees in Education and Accounting, and her PhD was on environmental policy and reporting by Australian Companies. She is a fellow of CPA Australia, CA and FCMA, and a member of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). She is also on the governing council of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) in Scotland.



Professor Henning BjornlundProfessor Henning Bjornlund is a Research Professor in Water Policy and Management in the School of Commerce at the UniSA Business School.  He has been researching water management and policy issues in Australia since 1993, and in Canada since 2005. Since 2013 he has focused on working with small scale irrigators in Sub-Saharan Africa.



Board Members

The co-directors are joined on the UniSA Yunus Centre Board by:

  • Professor Stephen Boyle Dean: Academic, Business Services (Chair)
  • Professor Peter Buckskin Dean: Aboriginal Engagement & Strategic Projects 
  • Professor Ian Goodwin Smith Director: The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise
  • Dr Freya Higgins-Desbiolles Senior Lecturer in the School of Management
  • Mr David Pearson Executive Director: Don Dunstan Foundation
  • Mr David Morris Senior Lecturer and Director: Design Construct Program, School of Art, Architecture and Design

News & Events

UniSA Initiatives

The UniSA-Yunus Centre provides an opportunity to promote understanding  and increase connections across a range of UniSA initiatives, including:

Contact Us

You can contact the UniSA Yunus Social Business Centre by using the details below:

e: YunusSocialBusinessCentre@unisa.edu.au