Yunus Social Business is a non-profit venture fund. We believe that business can be used to solve human problems. By turning philanthropic donations into investments in sustainable social businesses we tackle the kind of challenges traditionally addressed by aid agencies or charities. Our social businesses provide employment, education, healthcare, clean water and clean energy to half a million people worldwide.
Founded in 2011, with headquarters in Frankfurt and Berlin,our mission is to expand the Social Business model pioneered by Prof. Muhammad Yunus through the Yunus Center in Bangladesh to countries throughout the developing world.
All the companies we support put people and the environment first and have strong social missions at their core. The profits they generate are always reinvested, ensuring they continue to provide essential products and services to the disadvantaged communities they serve.
As of 2015, we have supported over 500 Entrepreneurs, completed $8.6million of Social Business financing, helped create over 3000 jobs and impacted the lives of over 500,000 people in Colombia, Brasil, Haiti, The Balkans, Tunisia, India and Uganda.
"A charity dollar has one life, a Social Business dollar can be invested over and over again"