Report Released Today with The Boston Consulting Group.
We often conduct research with our partner organisations at YSB and are happy to announce this report today in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group. The report looks into how venture philanthropists often measure generic metrics such as how many lives their investments affect. This kind of data provides little insight into a much more important question: How have people’s lives improved? By focusing on overly simplistic metrics, VPs are missing an opportunity to add enormous value for social businesses. The report was written by a panel of experts from both BCG and Yunus Social Business; Frauke Uekermann, Luca Fratesi, Karen Hitschke, Bastian Müller, and Douglas Beal.
Yunus Social Busines (YSB) and its sister organisation Zero Poverty Ventures are cooperating with Global Social Impact (GSI) and the Open Value Foundation, founded by María Ángeles, to bring expansion funding to high potential Social Businesses in East Africa.
At the start of March we took a group of our international partners to Uganda and Kenya to visit some of our social businesses alongside Professor Yunus.
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Professor Muhammad Yunus Declare Haiti “Open for Social Business”
The first of its kind, Yunus Negocios Sociais Brasil has just launched its first accelerator program targeted at large corporations.
India has an enormous population of 1.4 billion, within it there are a staggering amount of people who live rurally with no access to a reliable or regular electricity supply. Roughly a third of the planet’s electricity deficit is in India with only 82% of its inhabitants having access to electricity – meaning a total of 239 million people are left in darkness (as of 2016).
YSB has joined forces with MAN Truck & Bus, a Munich-based manufacturer, to launch the ‘MAN Impact Accelerator’ and provide support to where it is needed the most.