As we, at Yunus Social Business, are tracking and seeing the devastating effect of the Covid-19 virus in the countries where we work, live and hail from, we have been wondering what are the best ways to use our assets.
The Corona pandemic will hit particularly hard the developing countries with harsh sanitary, social and economic consequences for their populations. The healthcare systems do not have the capabilities to address such a crisis while governments are unable to offer the social and economic policies to protect the most vulnerable individuals.
Hence we fiercely believe in the potential of existing solutions created by social entrepreneurs to prevent the Bottom of the Pyramid from the direct or indirect impact of Covid-19. Supporting the leaders who are racing to build new solutions, we aim to safeguard and accelerate the existing ones.
In addition to the action of social entrepreneurs, we stand by our claim that corporations should better understand, articulate, and act on their purpose. Now is the time to do so in the most meaningful way, by leveraging their assets and resources to contribute to solving the challenges we face as a global, connected humanity — challenges that are so vast & complex, no one can solve them on their own.
Tapping into our resources and love for networks, we are developing the 2 distinct responses :
Around the world social entrepreneurs are creating innovative businesses that reduce poverty and improve the lives of their customers.
Yunus Social Business and The Rockefeller Foundation commit to create the first demonstrable pilot of the SSN, with the aim of ultimately catalyzing the creation of a SSN ecosystem.
In the midst of profound setbacks, we have been able to carry out work which has shown us that we are an organisation that lives up to its mission and remains true to its purpose.
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“Only when companies disclose their impact - negative and positive - will we live in a transparent, holistic economy.” - Paul Allard, CEO & Co-Founder, Impak Finance.
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