At YSB, before diving headlong into heavy topics in our meetings, we like to start meetings with a fun fact about ourselves. So, here's a fun fact about YSB: This year, we turn 10 years old!
We are taking this opportunity to highlight and celebrate the inspiring partners in our community, reflect on the valuable lessons we've learned along the way and look forward to designing the next decade.
There are a number of ways you can keep updated and get involved in our 10 Years celebration:
We'd like to take the opportunity to reflect on the valuable lessons we've learned along the way, and hear insights from some of the most inspiring partners in our community.
Join our celebration on June 2nd to commemorate this big milestone with us alongside Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Saskia Bruysten, and special guests from corporations, the social-innovation scene, and the social-business ecosystem. Let's design the next decade together!
Over the coming weeks, we'll be announcing more exciting guests that we have in store. Stay tuned!
To mark our 10 Year Anniversary, we invite you to apply for an exclusive field trip to visit our social businesses in Uganda and Kenya.
In a five-day immersive programme from May 9-13, you will learn all about the East African social-business ecosystem from industry leaders and impact investors while making new connections.
Get a sense of current local challenges, meet impact-driven enterprises addressing them and learn how you can make impact investments through YSB, selecting and supporting high-impact social entrepreneurs.
For more information each out to our Partnerships Manager Flora Drozak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kind of social business would you want to meet?
Follow the latest on LinkedIn, where we are shining a spotlight on the incredible partners in our network.
We are taking the opportunity to highlight the work of some of the incredible individuals and organisations in our community. Some have helped make us who we are today, and others are also working towards a world of zero poverty, zero unemployment, net-zero carbon emissions. We will be celebrating and bringing attention to social businesses, visionaries, corporate social 'intra'-preneurs, our own colleagues, and many more.
Find out more on our LinkedIn page.
Wondering what we’ve been up to in the last 10 years, who we’ve been working with and how the path forward looks? Take a look at our 10 Years video and meet some of the faces behind our story.
Amidst the hype from Friday’s Climate Strikes and the ongoing UN Climate Week, it was fantastic to have the opportunity to speak at the #LeadTheBeat B Corporation Summit this week. Having been involved in the social business movement for over ten years, the summit felt like a real moment of change.
According to a survey by the Brazilian Federal Government, 3 out of 4 households are headed financially by a woman and 41% of them own their own business. Female entrepreneurship has become an important tool for social transformation and has directly contributed to the growth of Brazil’s economy.
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.