What are the Yunus Social Business team listening to? We list our favourite podcasts.

What are the Yunus Social Business team listening to? We list our favourite podcasts.

February 25, 2020

Podcasts are a fantastic way to entertain and educate yourself on the latest news and trends in the sector. We asked our team for their recommendations…

THE GLOBAL GOALS CAST

Is it possible to change the world? Can we make the world a better place for all? The answer is YES. Claudia Romo Edelman and Edie Lush share the inspiring stories of people working to create a more sustainable world while sharing simple ways for you to start taking action today. Listen to our portfolio company Spouts of Water and our CEO Saskia Bruysten in the episode about ending poverty.

https://globalgoalscast.org/goal1nopoverty


BEYOND CAPITAL PODCAST

Now more than ever, stakeholders are demanding the integration of social values and causes in everything, from shoes, to soap, to investments. The Beyond Capital Podcast brings you the stories of leaders that are marrying profit with purpose.

https://www.beyondcapitalpodcast.com

NPR HOW I BUILT THIS

More entrepreneurial and not always social, Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this?t=1582280699797


IMPACT ALPHA

The Impact Alpha podcast is an essential briefing for anyone in the impact investing sector.

https://impactalpha.com/category/features/podcasts/


IMPACT PODCAST BY INNOV8SOCIAL

Meet inspiring founders, filmmakers, attorneys, students, CEO’s, global social entrepreneurs, designers, inventors, investors, professors, and social intrapreneurs who are shifting the paradigms of business, technology, law, and media to pursue good as well as profit. Learn from their experience and advice. And, find meaningful ways to reach your social impact potential.

https://www.innov8social.com/podcast

MASTERS OF SCALE

Masters of Scale is a podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and investor at Greylock. In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders.

https://mastersofscale.com/

INSIDE SOCIAL INNOVATION SSIR

The SSIR podcast hosts the live recordings of talks or lectures held on a variety of topics from storytelling to building a more ethical blockchain.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-social-innovation-with-ssir/id990835722

THE DAILY

We also wanted to draw your attention to the latest episode of The Daily “Can Corporations Stop Climate Change”. In recent weeks, several of the largest and most profitable American companies have introduced elaborate plans to combat climate change. So why are they doing it now? And just how meaningful are their plans? The episode breaks down some of these recent pledges and tries to understand what they really mean.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/24/podcasts/the-daily/climate-change.html

Enjoy!

The Life-Savers Now Need Saving

Corona has already delivered a punishing blow in Germany. In developing countries, it’s hitting like a Tsunami. The economy has been brought to its knees. Half a billion people could slip deeper into poverty. Social businesses are part of the solution.

YSB 10 Years Celebration: Here's What Happened!

Last week, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary! For the first time in two years and two months of restricted travel, YSB Co-Founder & Chairman Prof. Yunus was able to leave his home country of Bangladesh in order to join us in person.

Godson Commodities - The entrepreneurs who quit their jobs and sold their home

We spoke to the founders of Godson Export Commodities, Godfrey and Marketing Director Anne Macharia to understand why they started the business and what they have learnt along the way. Godson Export Commodities collects, processes and exports chia, quinoa, and sesame grown by smallholder farmers in Uganda.

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