We help corporate leaders experience the innovative power of social business - for society, the planet and their own organisations.
Transform your organisation.
We believe that great corporate leaders see the world how it should be – and create what is missing. They are following a holistic vision for society that expands beyond the frontiers of their companies and boardrooms. Our work helps them realize their vision through social business. We support them by creating purpose-driven innovations that help people escape poverty, get access to health care or live in a pollution-free environment.
What we offer
To companies who want to inspire
We engage and excite your employees about purpose-driven innovation, we connect you the global social business community creating unusual alliances, and we develop and implement with you your own social business ideas.
Inspiring Social Business Hackathons
Get inspired by a social business lab in your own company to understand the potential of social business and how it matters to your company. We give you an overview of the world of social business and guide you through an ideation process along your core strategy to develop inspiring social business formats.
Social Business Venture Building
We have inspired 20+ global corporations incl. Danone, Veolia, McCain, BASF, Uniqlo, MAN and Tata Trusts to build corporate social businesses. Let us help you build your own venture. Our team has years of experience in venture building and consulting. Benefit from our network to build unlikely alliances.
Impact Accelerator as a Service
Our Social Business Accelerators help you connect to exciting social entrepreneurs and engage your employees in unique mentoring experiences for social change. We created an “Accelerators as a Service” blueprint based on our experience from running 20+ accelerators worldwide.
Impact Investment Funds
Invest in the future: Our impact investing funds have helped scale social innovations in 12+ countries. We have set up 7 impact investing funds across the world. Let us support you in finding your sweet spot in impact investing, building pipelines, setting up fund structures and measuring the impact you care about.
Why it matters
Why it matters
Employee engagement in venture building
New market knowledge
Next level CSR
Why it matters
Spill-in of innovation & entrepreneurship
Ecosystem of mentors
Why it matters
Innovation at scale
Diverse impact portfolio
Employee engagement in portfolio companies
Potentially global exposure
Transforming into a purpose-driven company has benefits beyond the social impact
Our joint report with the Boston Consulting Group that you can download below outlines how social business addresses some of the key challenges that companies face today..
Let your employees use their core skills and find out what it means to use them for social or environmental good. Giving back by using your core skills has proven to be more rewarding than general volunteering.
Danone has seen a major increase in job applications – especially by young professionals – referring to their social business engagement. Tell your future employees what you stand for and how you live responsibility.
Social Business “demilitarizes” the playing field by taking profits off as a driving factor. Therefore, social businesses help you to be hyper-focused on customers, on solving social problems and building unusual alliances.
As your company goes through change and disruption, your core purpose continues to be challenged. Social Business helps you redefine and stay true to your north star values and your purpose to stay relevant.
Research: The Power of Social Business
In a joint study with the Boston Consulting Group, “The Power of Social Business” examines 10 Corporate Social Businesses from around the world. It highlights systemic social change, the impact of the ventures on their corporate mother companies and the strategic potential of those ventures.
In a follow-up research, we updated the study with key success factors for launching a corporate social business. It gives practitioners a clear guideline for implementation.
Selection of Projects around the World
The below projects are examples from ongoing or past projects with corporate clients. Reach out to us to get the full scope!
Plastics Recycling in India
Together with a German family company, we are supporting Indian waste pickers and their families to escape the cycle of poverty by creating a circular plastics value chain. Read more…
Research on Social Business
Together with Porticus Foundation, we are researching the effects of social business initiatives on corporations and key success criteria for social intrapreneurs within companies. Read more…
Prototyping, Testing & Venture Building
Development & Execution of Research
Access to Companies & Intrapreneurs
Development of Support Systems for Intrapreneurs
Some of our clients
Send us a message…
Our team at our global offices is looking forward to hearing from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Nowack, Managing Director; Holke Brammer, Manager Corporate Social Business.
or schedule a call with us!
We offer free scoping calls. Whether you are just starting to think about social business, are in the process of implementing a social business or need help in scaling your social business initiative – we are here to support you.
Meet Our International Teams
Yunus Social Business – Corporate Innovation operates under the for-profit entity Yunus Social Business Gmbh which is set up as a social business, separate from the charitable entity.