- Category: Yunus
- Published on Monday, 21 May 2012 11:59
YSB helps create social businesses together with or on behalf of its clients. Major client groups include corporations, governments, development agencies, international organizations, foundations, NGOs as well as different investor groups.
YSB provides the following services:
Speeches & Lectures
YSB’s experts offer speeches and lectures on Social Business and related topics. It is possible to book our experts for corporate events, discussion rounds, congresses, panels, etc
If you are interested in getting involved in Social Business, but do not yet know how, a workshop as training is a good starting point.
YSB provides a variety of trainings on Social Business. Training content and format is developed individually with each client and can include topics such as:
• Introduction to Social Business
• Designing a Social Business plan
• Developing a Social Business Initiative
• Setting up a Social Business Fund
• Making the activities of a foundation financially sustainable
• Transforming a CSR initiative into a Social Business
YSB supports its clients with consulting services around social business.
This can include devising a social business strategy, planning the creation of a specific social business initiative, setting up a social business fund, transforming an existing initiative into a social business, etc. Depending on the needs of the client, YSB can play different roles with varying degrees of involvement:
• YSB as project lead: e.g. conducting a full feasibility study or developing a complete business or implementation plan, in alignment with the client
• YSB as sparring partner: e.g. giving feedback and guidance to client-led activities
Implementation: Launching a Social Business Incubator
YSB offers to design and implement a tailor-made development program to address pressing social needs in your region.
The program can include all or a selection of the following items and are centered around an incubator fund:
• Social Business incubator (Consulting, coaching & network-building for SB projects)
• A social business venture capital fund (Capital for the best social business projects)
• A social business ideas contest (Business plan competition & roadshow)
• Partnerships with local authorities (Create “social business municipalities”)
• University activities (Help create social business chairs, innovation hubs, lectures)
• Partnerships with local and international corporations (Create social business joint-ventures)
• Public awareness-raising (public events, Media reports, SB “ambassadors”)
• International exchange and investment (Bring the extensive Grameen/Yunus SB network to your country)
A program of this kind is typically set up and run over 2-3 years directly by YSB. After this initial period it can be handed over to the local partner (Build-Operate-Transfer) or can continue to be run by YSB as a permanent office presence (Build-Operate-Own). Programs of this kind are currently run in Haiti and Albania.