Yunus Social Business is a non-profit venture fund. We believe that business can be used to solve human problems. By turning philanthropic donations into investments in sustainable social businesses we tackle the kind of challenges traditionally addressed by aid agencies or charities. Our social businesses provide employment, education, healthcare, clean water and clean energy to half a million people worldwide.

Founded in 2011, with headquarters in Frankfurt and Berlin,our mission is to expand the Social Business model pioneered by Prof. Muhammad Yunus through the Yunus Center in Bangladesh to countries throughout the developing world.

 All the companies we support put people and the environment first and have strong social missions at their core. The profits they generate are always reinvested, ensuring they continue to provide essential products and services to the disadvantaged communities they serve.
 
As of 2016, we have supported over 1,000 Entrepreneurs, completed $12 million of Social Business financing, helped create over 15,000 jobs and impacted the lives of over 2 million people in Colombia, Brasil, Haiti, The Balkans, Tunisia, India and Uganda.
 
 
A charity dollar has one life, a Social Business dollar can be invested over and over again”
Annual Report 2016
For press enquiries, please contact:
Eliane Knobbe
+49 30 95 999 10 00

Berlin

Zehdenicker Straße 1
10119 Berlin
Germany

Frankfurt

Niddastraße 63
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Co-founder and Chairman

Saskia Bruysten

Saskia Bruysten

Co-Founder & CEO

Sophie Eisenmann

Sophie Eisenmann

Co-Founder & CFO

Karen Hitschke

Karen Hitschke

Co-CIO

Sylvain Ferriere

Sylvain Ferriere

Co-CIO

Daniel Nowak

Daniel Nowak

Head of Business Development

Omer Imtiazuddin

Omer Imtiazuddin

Entrepreneur in Residence

Bastian Müller

Bastian Müller

Partnerships Manager

Benedicte Montgomery

Benedicte Montgomery

Business Development Manager

Kastriot Ajeti

Kastriot Ajeti

Project Manager / IT & Systems

Eliane Knobbe

Eliane Knobbe

Executive Assistant & Office Manager (Berlin)

“The coaching was professional and hands-on. The approach was very friendly. I openly told one of my coaches how I wished he had been my lecturer at the university. I felt I would be far more productive if I had got such training earlier.”
Social Entrepreneur, Uganda

 

“The connections formed during the accelerator week and the learnings on the Customer Day were priceless!”
Nathan Koeshall, Catalyst Balkans

 

“This is the cheapest Masters course for business management.”
Entrepreneur, Balkans Accelerator

 

“YSB voiced what I believed in. I was hooked by this common set of values.”
YSB Entrepreneur,Tunisia

 

“My mentor has been of tremendous help on various aspects. He provided very useful strategic thinking and helped me create a much clearer vision of my social business. Having outside party experts is very important for entrepreneurs.”
Emiland – YSB Albania Entrepreneur