Yunus Social Business believes in the power of business to end poverty. We were founded in 2011 by Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Yunus and Saskia Bruysten to expand the success of social business from Bangladesh around the world.
Our Philanthropic Venture Funds grow local social businesses that provide employment, education, healthcare, clean water and clean energy to over 5 million people in East Africa, Latin America & India. We turn donations into investments in social businesses, which we reinvest over and over again, multiplying the impact each time. Our long-term, patient loans and hands-on growth support are delivered by our team of local professionals, allowing our social businesses to flourish. These activities operate in Germany under Yunus Social Business Funds gGmbh, a charitable entity that receives tax-deductible donations.
Our Corporate Initiatives have guided multinationals (incl. Danone, Veolio, McCain, MAN, Tata) to apply their core competencies to some of the greatest human challenges. These activities operate under the for-profit entity Yunus Social Business Gmbh which is set up as a social business, separate from the charitable entity.