The Unusual Partners Team from Yunus Social Business is building a global network of B2B social businesses. Our goal is to foster partnerships between social businesses and corporations where corporations can directly buy products and services from social businesses, giving social businesses the chance to scale.
In order to achieve this goal, we must capture the diverse offerings and impact potential which the social business sector has to offer corporations. What we offer participating social businesses in return is the opportunity to enter into business partnerships with corporations and gain tailored support for continued growth along the way.
As we know that it takes time and effort to complete these surveys, we offer a small token in the form of a 500 EUR reward to 5 of the social businesses that answer the survey, whose impact and business model stand out based on the following criteria.
There will be 1 social business selected per country (Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Uganda, India). The winning social businesses will be announced and contacted directly by December 15th 2023.
Frequently asked questions:
What do you consider a social business?
A social business takes the engine of business and applies it to create social and environmental change. Impact is built into the social business model and rather than pursuing profits as a goal in itself, profits are used as a means to pursue its social mission.
Are you looking for social businesses within any sector?
We welcome social businesses working in all sectors, as long as they are interested in working with corporations. But we call for social businesses specifically located in these five countries: Brasil, Colombia, Kenya, Uganda, India.
Why should I join this network?
What will you do with the answers and data that I provide?
All information you provide will be kept stored in our internal Unusual Partners YSB database. In the case that a corporation is interested in working with a social business within a particular sector or geographic area, we will provide general, non-sensitive information of the social businesses that meet their search criteria, including:
We will not provide sensitive information such as details about your employee base, yearly revenue, or direct contact details to any party outside of YSB. In the event that a corporation is interested in knowing more about your social business, a member from the YSB team will contact a member from your team directly.
How can I join this network?
It’s easy and should only take 10 minutes of your time. We ask you to fill up an application form that will require you to provide information about your social business, its mission, operations, financial overview, and key challenges.
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What happens next?
At the end of our open call, you will hear from us in December 2023 to know if you have successfully joined our network. We will then provide you with more information on the next steps to get access to different types of support and networking opportunities we have in store.
Still have questions? Send us an email at email@example.com.
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