On February 15th the annual Dutch National Postcode Lottery #GoedGeldGala was held in Amsterdam. The lottery proudly announced that the beneficiary partner Yunus+You - The YY Foundation of Wiesbaden, Germany, will receive an extra contribution for a large-scale development project over a period of two years for its implementing partners. The aim of the project is to build peace through social business in Colombia. Yunus Social Business is one of these partners, so we are very happy to be furthering our work in Colombia.
Other beneficiaries among 800 invited guests were the foundations of Keynote speaker Leonardo Di Caprio and Tennis No.1 Champion Rafael Nadal. The Dutch Post Code Lottery has been supporting non-governmental organisations since 1989 and Prof. Yunus is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Postcode Lotteries since 2012.
We have teamed up with Kiva.org to start an new initiative, to gather the initial investment for a Social Business through Crowdfunding!
We are delighted to be featured in the latest episode of the Global Goals Cast in the spirit of International Eradication of Poverty Day, celebrated last week, the episode asks: “Is it possible to #EndExtremePoverty”.
A growing number of companies around the world have launched social-business subsidiaries as part of an agenda to bring about positive change.
The accelerator program by Yunus Social Business and Upaya Social Ventures will bring essential knowledge, capacity, and networks to early-stage social entrepreneurs
What are Social Intrapreneur programs, and how do organisations build them? Is there a route to a post-COVID future where corporations are accelerating social innovation by empowering their own employees?
“Only when companies disclose their impact - negative and positive - will we live in a transparent, holistic economy.” - Paul Allard, CEO & Co-Founder, Impak Finance.