The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health is undertaking pioneering research into the relationship between social business and health improvement. Professor Cam Donaldson, one of the world's foremost health economists is the founding Yunus Professor at GCU. As Yunus Chair leading a unique research programme evaluating the impact of social business creation on the lives and health of disadvantaged communities in Glasgow and overseas.‌

Subsequent to the visit of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008 to deliver the first Magnusson Lecture, the University established the Yunus Centre and Chair in Professor Yunus’s name.