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In the last year, we co-initiated the COVID Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs with the World Economic Forum, launched a crowd-funding platform in Brazil and created the world’s first social-business Coursera course. Keep up with the latest here.

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.

10 Years Of Social Business: Anniversary Report

The end of 2021 marked a rather special milestone in our history: we turned 10 years old!

Yunus Social Business Turns 10 Years Old!

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.

Nine Social Businesses Selected For The YSB and Upaya 2022 Accelerator

The accelerator program by Yunus Social Business and Upaya Social Ventures will bring essential knowledge, capacity, and networks to early-stage social entrepreneurs

Enterprise Support Landscape Study

IKEA Foundation and Yunus Social Business carried out a 6-month joint research project, getting to the bottom of this question: With ever more organisations joining social-business ecosystems, how can we all start to plug the gaps in the support landscape?

IKEA Foundation and Yunus Social Business launch the Enterprise Support Landscape Study series

IKEA Foundation and Yunus Social Business (YSB) announced the launch of their Enterprise Support Landscape Study series, a collaborative research project into the social-business landscapes in India, Kenya, Colombia and Brazil.

Your mission is bigger than your job.

Throughout his career, Emmanuel Faber has shown the value of engaged leadership. As former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danone, he converted the company into a purpose-driven organization by first securing its B Corp certification and becoming France's first "Enterprise á Mission".

United Nations Development Programme’s Business Call to Action teams up with Yunus Social Business

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The Social Procurement Manual

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Yunus Social Business and Upaya Social Ventures Join Forces

Yunus Social Business (YSB) and Upaya Social Ventures (Upaya) today announced the launch of their 2022 Accelerator Programme to help small and growing businesses (SGBs) in India scale and create jobs to lift people out of extreme poverty.

Living Up To Our Mission: Our 2020 Annual Report

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.

Yunus Social Business and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship partnership

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YSB Launches Coursera Courses: Education For A World of Three Zeroes

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Social innovation (in a crisis)

What is it like to work as a venture builder at Yunus Social Business? We spoke to Lorelei Logel-Demoulin about her work on a project in collaboration with IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and the Ingka Group. She discussed her experiences and challenges building an ambitious social innovation project during a global pandemic.

Do you know an #UnusualPioneer? Nominate a corporate social intrapreneur for a scholarship!

Nominate a corporate social intrapreneur for a scholarship for the Unusual Pioneers platform until Feb 28th. The Unusual Pioneers is a joint initiative by Yunus Social Business, Porticus, and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, sister organisation of the World Economic Forum.

Social business boosts livelihoods and recycling efforts in India

Social-business entrepreneur Roshan Miranda saw an opportunity to address the environmental challenges of waste recycling while also improving the livelihoods of waste pickers. He co-founded Waste Ventures India, a social business that works with waste pickers to boost their income and India’s recycling efforts.

Fuelling social-business entrepreneurship in Kenya and beyond

Imagine that when you cook a meal, your only means of doing so is by lighting an open fire inside your kitchen. Thick plumes of black smoke fill the room where you and your family cook and eat every evening. Since this is your only means of cooking, you pay significant amounts every year to buy the fuel for it.

The Quick Social Business Christmas Gift Guide

This Christmas, it’s more important than ever to support social businesses. At a time when it may feel easier to shop online at the major online retailer ‘who shall not be named’, why not take a bit of time to find a social business which benefits a local community?

Are we ready to talk about social transformation?

As we embark on our next round of research into social intrapreneurship at Yunus Social Business, we are looking at the business case for social transformation. In a year where we've seen short-term priorities rise to the top of the agenda, can empirical proof help turn the tide?

What Is ‘Social Procurement’? And 5 Ways To Do It Right.

Is it possible for a fledgling social business to source to a large corporation? Sounds tough, but we know it can work! Corporations have so much to learn from social businesses about putting people and the planet first - and corporations are a great opportunity for a social business looking to scale. It can be the perfect combination. But it needs work.

Surviving And Thriving Through India’s COVID-19 Lockdown

On 24 March this year, day-to-day business for a vast number of Indian organisations stopped abruptly. With a complete nationwide lockdown, any operations requiring physical attendance had to shut down overnight. Here’s how we helped one of the Indian social businesses in our portfolio to overcome the combined economic and health crises of COVID-19.

5 social entrepreneurs leading innovation in the last mile logistics space in Europe.

As consumers, we are constantly demanding more. We want faster delivery, logistics and services to our door. To satisfy this demand, there is a huge focus in the investing space on “last mile” - finding the cheapest and most efficient way to serve the furthest to reach places. The last mile is the most expensive and time-consuming part of the delivery process

Evolution or Revolution: The Role of Companies in the Purpose Economy

“Only when companies disclose their impact - negative and positive - will we live in a transparent, holistic economy.” - Paul Allard, CEO & Co-Founder, Impak Finance.

Building The COVID-19 Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs

Back in March, when we were first reacting to the lockdowns of the early pandemic, it became clear very quickly that the economic and social effects were going to hit the poorest people the hardest.

Yunus Social Business Kenya Launches Investment Readiness Programme 20/21

This is for growth-stage businesses that seek to solve a social problem. We are looking for businesses that want to level up and become ready for investment. Social Businesses that seek to apply to the programme should be generating revenues of around US$250,000.

COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, Initiated by YSB and WEF’s Schwab Foundation

Social Entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses (SGBs) have been acting as frontline responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing services to the most vulnerable populations. But the crisis shed light on the constraints & challenges they face. We call on on corporations, (impact) investors, funders, support organizations and government institutions to stand by social entrepreneurs

The Social Success Note Playbook Launches Today

As an output of the ANDE SGB Finance Learning Lab, ANDE India and Asha Impact have collaborated, with the support of SAP and UNDP SDG Finance Facility, to put together this playbook on Social Success Notes.

Read Our Latest Impact Report

13 MILLION LIVES AND COUNTING 2020 has been a year like no other - which is why we've taken some time to release our Impact Report. 🌍 We've been busier than ever supporting Social Businesses across the globe and the crisis has even made us consider HOW we communicate our work. One thing is for sure: it's time to make a more inclusive capitalism a reality as soon as possible. 🌻

We took a holistic, expedient and humane approach to support smallholder farmers in Colombia

On 20 March this year, Luis Miguel Botero discovered that his social business, Pomario, faced an existential threat. It was the day that a nation-wide quarantine in Colombia was announced, which was ultimately extended until the end of August. For Botero, as for many business owners, this presented the threat that his social businesses’ revenues would disappear overnight.

10 Social Enterprises We’re Backing to Change the Female Empowerment Space in 2020

We are delighted to be part of delivering the fantastic F-LANE Accelerator, Europe's first accelerator with a focus on early-stage social impact start-ups that utilise technology to empower women worldwide.

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.

How grant funding came in at exactly the right time for waste pickers in São Paulo.

Alexandre Furlan, CEO of Instituto Muda, has been building his business since he finished college 12 years ago. São Paulo generates 20,000 tons of waste on a daily basis. Yet only 5% of the residential buildings have public recycling collection service - the majority of it goes to landfill. Instituto Muda tackles the problem by picking and sorting recycled waste and donating it to waste

F-LANE Virtual supports social entrepreneurs with an ambition to create impact for women worldwide.

Is diversity the only thing that can guide us through this crisis? The F-LANE Virtual accelerator shows why supporting social entrepreneurs that help women is the best way forward to foster resilience in a global pandemic.

Program Managers From SAP, Airbus and Kohler Co. Share Their Experiences As Social Intrapreneurs

For 14 months, we’ve been working closely with remarkable employees at some of the best known corporations in the world. We wanted to understand how they are driving corporate innovation from within and making their companies a force for good. On Tuesday, we spoke live to some of these intrepid Social Intrapreneurs, and shared the findings from our extensive joint research. Here’s what we learned

Business As Unusual: Releasing the Playbook For Designing Social Intrapreneurship Programs

What are Social Intrapreneur programs, and how do organisations build them? Is there a route to a post-COVID future where corporations are accelerating social innovation by empowering their own employees?

“I Was Truly Blown Away When I Heard the News” - Yunus Social Business Has Distributed 650k USD to H

Since the COVID-19 crisis began in January this year, we at Yunus Social Business have been acutely aware of the potential threat it poses to the populations we support. While governments in wealthy European countries have been subsidising employee salaries, this has not been the case for the emerging countries in which our portfolio Social Businesses operate.

Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis, MBA Students Go Online to Support Our Social Businesses in India

We are always looking to support our social business initiatives across the globe. The most recent example has been the support of the International Investment Fund (IIF) at the University of Michigan – Ross School of Business. The IIF is a student-led investment fund led by MBA students at UM-Ross, aiming to support early-stage social businesses in emerging economies. Starting its journey

“Going Back to That World Is Equal to Committing Suicide.” - Professor Muhammad Yunus on the Opportu

What must be done now, during the COVID-19 crisis, to avoid returning to assured humanitarian and ecological disaster? In our special panel on Friday, Professor Muhammad Yunus made one thing clear: There is no going back.

Yunus Social Business Co-Initiates New Alliance With World Economic Forum to Help Social Entrepreneu

40 leading organizations form alliance to amplify support for Social Entrepreneurs during COVID-19 pandemic USD$75 million already mobilized by Alliance members to mitigate impacts of pandemic Alliance will feature a searchable database of available emergency relief funds Members to catalyse global conversation about building a more equitable, sustainable future

Indian Social Business, Waste Ventures, Support Their Waste Pickers Through The Crisis

These have been difficult times for our portfolio companies. They are working hard to protect those they employ and serve. In India, Waste Ventures recycle plastic and improve the lives of waste pickers. As they are dependent on revenues from previous months to meet their expenses, the abrupt pause to their activities has made their ability to pay their workforce much more difficult.

Meet the car of the future : environmental and practical

If I told you that the key to a greener city looked like a lego-style cubic car that could be assembled like IKEA furniture (well almost)… would you believe me? Whilst Elon Musk's view of the future is made up of bullet proof steel, the french startup, XYT is building a future built on inclusion, simplicity and functionality.

Thinking Ahead: Securitization Structure Helps to Democratise Technical and Medical Education in Bra

Our Brazilian team launched a partnership that doesn’t only look at short-term needs but prepares Brazil for an uncertain future. The partnership between Yunus Social Business, Provi, Augme Capital and VERT will help to promote skilled labour - including medicine courses - and finance students from all backgrounds to become the skilled workforce of tomorrow.

The (Hiring) World is your Oyster

Once the dust has settled, the Covid-19 outbreak may fundamentally shift everyone’s professional lives. Even before the pandemic, there was a rising demand for more flexibility in the workplace and now with its recent mass scale experimentation, remote work may become the new normal. If that is the case, HR will have to evolve ‘remotely’ and become essential to any small or large business’s conti

Everything we learned from our first-ever virtual Impact Accelerator

Mentoring is not just a methodological process. It’s an emotional one. Our MAN Impact Accelerator team had to deal with a rapid turn of events during the first weeks of COVID, here they explain how they went virtual!

Why we need social intrapreneurs more than ever during COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis illustrates the need for innovation from within companies by "social intrapreneurs."

The 'Business As Unusual' Webinar

As part of the first digital Skoll World Forum, Yunus Social Business hosted the ‘Business As Unusual’ webinar all about the power of social INTRApreneurship, with our partners the Schwab Foundation, HEC, INSEAD and Porticus.

The Need of the Hour Amid COVID-19

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.

Corona Pandemic: Time Is Running Out Fast, A Letter From Prof. Muhammad Yunus

If we can comprehend the severity of the massive Corona war, we had better prepare ourselves appropriately. As our everyday life goes on today, it is very clear that we have not been able to present the picture of what is about to happen to the entire nation almost overnight.

It goes without saying, we are living through unprecedented times.

Humanity is working together to fight this pandemic. It is encouraging to see how within weeks people have fundamentally changed their long-held habits like shaking of hands.

Remote Work is Here to Stay

The work culture of our Corporate Team at YSB has always been geared towards remote working. This allows us to keep ahead of the curve in these ‘digital nomadic’ times by providing flexibility and autonomy to our employees.

NINA meets MAN: Fighting sexual harassment with the help of mobility experts

As demonstrated by the #MeToo movement, more and more women are helping society change the way we think about sexual harassment by sharing their experiences.

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

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…

Scaling Impact: The MAN Impact Accelerator comes to Brazil!

This month we have completed the second program week of our third accelerator cycle in São Paulo focusing on customer development and impact. We were particularly excited to expand to an entirely new continent and increasing our global exposure by including more diversity in stops.

Yunus Social Business Partners With Ikea Foundation to Empower Social Entrepreneurs in Developing Ec

We are excited to announce our partnership with IKEA Foundation as part of their expanding focus on social entrepreneurship.

Financing Farmers In Rural Uganda - Cycle Connect Is A Social Business Making Tracks To End Poverty

We spoke to Molly Burke co-founder of Cycle Connect, our latest investment in our Ugandan Fund. Cycle Connect provides rural smallholder farmers with the necessary tools to propel them out of poverty.

MIA Spotlight: The Solar Powered Motorcycle for Africa

Find out how going electric can create jobs, increase a driver’s income, provide a lower carbon emissions transport option and revolutionise the boda boda industry in East Africa.

YSB launches landmark research into Social 'Intra'preneurship at The World Economic Forum

Released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, our global study interviewed 50+ executives and social intrapreneurs (SIs) from almost 50 blue-chip multinationals, including IKEA, Morgan Stanley, BASF, Allianz, Renault, and SAP .

MIA Spotlight: Adress(ya)-ing the issue: Improving Access & Opportunities

Find out how Addressya, a social business startup of our MAN Impact Accelerator, can help you find your way and be found, whilst solving a 4 billion people challenge.

MIA Spotlight : With Eu Vô, Reduced Mobility does not need to prevent a Busy Social Life!

Meet the Brazilian startup that is providing freedom for all, to exercise their citizenship rights, despite restrictions on mobility. Eu Vô is one of the 8 social businesses taking part in the third batch of MAN Impact Accelerator program.

Shifting Mindsets in Munich: The MAN Impact Accelerator #3 journey begins

After an inspiring week in Munich, launching the third cycle of the MAN Impact Accelerator - we reflect on some of the week’s insights - where entrepreneurs, mentors and the program team all met together, for the first time.

It's Giving Tuesday! Give What You Can Today.

Have you heard of Giving Tuesday before? It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Today we are encouraging you to spare what you can to create a better world - for the future of all of us.

MIA Spotlight : KOIKI, Delivering More Than Packages - Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Everyone hates having to stay in all day to wait for a parcel delivery. Well, imagine if you could choose the exact time of your delivery and at the same time provide employment opportunities for vulnerable populations (for example disabled people or refugees) in your local neighbourhood whilst reducing CO2 emissions.

Why it's Vital to Support Smallholder Farmers. Empowering the Weakest End of the Agricultural Chain

Solene, our Communications Manager for the MAN Impact Accelerator speaks about the challenges faced by smallholder farmers and how they should be empowered rather than exploited by intermediaries, looking at examples from across our work at YSB.

Take Part In Our Social Intrapreneurship Survey

Are you a social intrapreneur? Do you transform the way companies think about business? At Yunus Social Business we want to better understand the key challenges and success factors social intrapreneurs are facing. Our work maps out the emerging sector of intrapreneurship in collaboration with leading academic institutions and practitioners.

Closing the gap between business and social impact

Why do we need a social sector? Shouldn’t businesses create economic opportunities and governments ensure a just distribution of these opportunities and set incentives and boundaries such that the environment is protected?

Meet the 8 social businesses of the MAN Impact Accelerator’s third Cohort

This week, we’re proud to announce the newest cohort of our MAN Impact Accelerator. 8 high impact social business startups revolutionizing the mobility and logistics sector were selected from a pool of over 300 applications for its third cohort.

YSB and Spouts of Water have been featured in the Global Goals Cast

We are delighted to be featured in the latest episode of the Global Goals Cast in the spirit of International Eradication of Poverty Day, celebrated last week, the episode asks: “Is it possible to #EndExtremePoverty”.

Arbusta: training, employing and developing youth in Colombia in the tech industry

We caught up with the CBO and Co-Founder of Arbusta, Juan Umaran about fighting the ‘war on talent’ in Latin America with opportunity youth. Arbusta is the latest investment of the Yunus Social Business fund in Colombia.

Ist „#Social“ das neue „#Digital“? Unsere Gründerin Saskia Bruysten schreibt in Capital Magazin

Neben der Digitalisierung müssen sich Unternehmen der „social disruption“ stellen. Unsere Gründerin Saskia Bruysten ist überzeugt: Wer einen positiven Beitrag zur Gesellschaft nicht bald als Teil seines Kerngeschäfts versteht, ist bald weg vom Fenster.

Our first investment for the Kenyan Fund: BURN Manufacturing!

Neben der Digitalisierung müssen sich Unternehmen der „social disruption“ stellen. Unsere Gründerin Saskia Bruysten ist überzeugt: Wer einen positiven Beitrag zur Gesellschaft nicht bald als Teil seines Kerngeschäfts versteht, ist bald weg vom Fenster.

Why Now? Is the Social Business Movement Reaching A Tipping Point?

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.

Join Yunus Social Business on the Global Climate Strike this Friday!

On the 20th of September it's the Global Climate Strike. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Fridays for Future movement, started by Greta Thunberg, and other activist groups.

How being a Mentor in the MAN Impact Accelerator has shown me what matters most (Guest piece by Tom

Tom Schneider is one of our dedicated mentors from MAN Truck & Bus, here he has published his thoughts and unique perspectives of his mentoring experience with the MAN Impact Accelerator.

Connecting (& Celebrating) Our Social Entrepreneurs: The Annual Portfolio CEO Forum in Bangalore

Social entrepreneurs are incredibly busy people - but it’s important for them to take time out of the day-to-day to reflect and learn from each other. It’s not only fundamental to finance social entrepreneurs but to develop an eco-system where businesses focussed on impact are both supported and celebrated.

This electric rickshaw social business in India are cleaning up polluted streets

Naveen was born and raised in a small village outside Varanasi in Northern India. All his life, he grew up around manual rickshaw drivers carrying people to and from the city, it’s backbreaking work for very little pay. He saw that very often the rickshaw cyclists came from some of the most vulnerable communities, frequently associated with drug and alcohol abuse.

Accelerating Female Entrepreneurship in Brazil: Launching AMEI in São Paulo.

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.

Investment Readiness Programme in Colombia with The Boston Consulting Group

Since 2016, our team in Colombia has been running an accelerator programme in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The goal of the programme is to build the ecosystem around social business in Colombia and help those with a high potential to become ‘investment ready’.

The MAN Impact Accelerator opens applications for a third batch!

We have opened applications for our third cohort of the MAN Impact Accelerator and we are calling on European, African and Brazilian mobility and logistics social business startups!

Harnessing the Power of Networks: Part III – Creating Communities

Building a network requires processes, structure and lots of alignment. But in order for the network to truly work, it requires trust and deep-felt human connection around a common purpose. For over 10 years, YSB has built a strong network and every year we are learning more about the effects of communities and networks. This allows us to address social problems in bold new ways.

Supporting Growth. How does YSB support one waste management social business in Brazil?

A social business needs to deliver results in three core areas; social impact, financial sustainability, and organisational resilience. But in order to mature in these areas businesses need more than just capital; they also require non-financial support, training and access to networks.

Meet the Entrepreneur: Roshan Miranda from Waste Ventures India

Waste Ventures India has established a formalized market for waste streams which averts waste from landfill and creates higher incomes for the waste pickers, with standardized prices with upfront payments.

CURAFA™ integrated points of care: An integrated primary healthcare platform in Kenya

People in rural and peri-urban Kenya are lacking access to high-quality healthcare and medication. Less than 5% of Kenya’s GDP is spent on healthcare and only 17% of Kenyans have health insurance coverage. With 46% of the country’s population living below the poverty line, Kenyans are particularly vulnerable to financial catastrophe when facing health issues.

Harnessing the Power of Networks Part II: Our 3As – Alignment, Autonomy and Anxiety

The network wave has surged, and many organisations today are following a similar network-centric approach. A popular example is Spotify’s world-famous culture - driven by its organisational structure.

Professor Yunus joins the Open Value Foundation in Spain, celebrating their partnership with Yunus S

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.

The Social Business Revolution: Why is Venture Philanthropy the Most Effective Form of Giving?

How should we give? Along with the issue of how much, questioning the model into which we donate our money is becoming more and more pertinent in the modern age. As we seek to optimise the way we spend and invest our money, it’s not surprising that we are also looking to optimise the way we give. There is a scarcity in the philanthropic capital available - so it’s important that it is spent well.

We've been featured in the Hauck & Aufhäuser Magazine (German)

Our Chief Investment Officer, Karen Hitschke, spoke to Gerd Hübner for Hauck & Aufhäuser Magazine about the investments we make with our philanthropic venture funds. Read the article in German below.

Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact : Part I

Networks exist in many forms and serve a vast array of different purposes. There’s the beautiful synergies in nature that allow humans and trees to breathe each other’s waste, and there’s the way that organisations function through a distributed network of interacting social animals. In all these examples, shared purpose and communication (of one type or another) are key.

MIA Spotlight: Delivering Health Services to the People who Need Them Most

People often talk about the food and water shortages in developing countries. But for some reason, worldwide access to medical care is an issue that’s not spoken about enough. No one should risk death because of a distribution problem in the medical industry but unfortunately this is the case.

Tickets are LIVE – MIA #2 Closing Ceremony

The MAN Impact Accelerator #2 isn’t quite over yet and now is your chance to celebrate the journey and the closing of another successful batch.

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.

Forget the “Consulting” Approach - It’s High Time we Mentor by Listening

The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes once famously noted that: “we have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less“. The act of listening as a means of truly understanding an entrepreneur is an important skill when it comes to tackling the challenges they face.

See the highlights from our 2019 East Africa Partner Tri

Earlier this year we took a group of philanthropists and partners to visit some of the social businesses in our portfolio in Uganda including Godson Commodities, Impact Water & Tugende. We also visited Kenya to see some of our pipeline companies.

A fruitful partnership – An Interview with Lisa-Katharina Guggenmos, from MAN Truck & Bus

Yunus Social Business’s ‘Social Business Accelerators’ help corporates connect to exciting social entrepreneurs and engage their employees in unique mentoring experiences for social change.

We are delighted to share the Yunus Social Business 2018 Impact Report.

Download the latest report to explore some of our highlights over the last year, including:

MIA Spotlight: How an Open-Source Web-App is Solving A Refugee Aid Crisis

Mid-Point Reflections of the MAN Impact Accelerator

At the halfway point through the program we find ourselves sitting back and reflecting over the last five months. And what a fine journey of progress and development it’s been. We’ve seen our entrepreneurs learn and share all sorts from methodologies to frameworks to general advice about life and business.

Pomario grow the change in Colombia.

Check out our new video telling the stories of rural farmers! They provide higher incomes and safe jobs for rural farmers in Colombia. They work in areas affected by armed conflict growing baby vegetables and edible flowers. 🌱 🌿 🥕🌷 🌹

6 Female Founders Changing the World with Social Business.

At Yunus Social Business we are proud to support female entrepreneurs all over the world who are innovating to solve social problems in a sustainable way. The theme for International Women’s Day this year is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”, so we wanted to take some time to celebrate the women we work with who are doing just that!

MIA Spotlight: Shedding Light on Ajaita Shah

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).

Brazil Impact Excursion | February 2019 | YSB & CSP

Along with The Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich went out and about around São Paulo at the start of February to explore the ecosystem of social businesses and investment. Take a look at our fantastic week in the video:

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