YSB, in partnership with Porticus Foundation, is conducting research on the effects of social business on corporate partners.
This project is part of YSB’s mission to engage more companies in sustainable business practices and social business in order to contribute to the SDGs and change corporate mindsets towards a more holistic approach to serve customers, shareholders, society and the planet.
YSB helps corporate intrapreneurs to jump-start their social business initiatives, to scale projects that work and to nurture best practice examples so that they can inspire other corporate leaders towards action.
The main focus of this project are social intrapreneurs within corporates who are trying to change the way the company they work for is doing business by either implementing social businesses in their corporate context or by partnering with social entrepreneurs.
Doing so, they face a range of challenges including 1) a lack of research about corporate engagements in social business, 2) insufficient support systems and networks that help intrapreneurs navigate challenges of implementing corporate social business initiatives and collaborate with social entrepreneurs or other companies, and 3) lack of specific knowledge on corporate social businesses and best practices.