The Global Social Business Summit is the annual gathering of the worldwide social business community

Global Social Business Summit 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of "The Global Social Business Summit - The Gathering," which was scheduled to take place on 9-10th November 2023 in Berlin, Germany. We understand that many of you were looking forward to this event, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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The Concept

The Global Social Business Summit is the largest social business platform in the world. Through an intensive program of talks, panel discussions and workshops , the summit provides a unique occasion to share ideas as well as results from existing initiatives, make connections and keep learning from various players of social business ecosystems around the world.

Founded by, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2006 and the founder of Grameen Bank, Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre and multiple Grameen Organizations and Hans Reitz, Entrepreneur, Creative Advisor to Prof. Yunus, this summit spreads awareness about social business and its impact, foster discussions and collaborations between practitioners and stakeholders and share best practises.

This is a place for anyone and everyone who believes in social impact and wants to be a part of the social business movement and ecosystem.

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Staying true to its global nature of the Global Social Business Summit, since its inception in 2009 it has travelled across the world in Europe, Asia and South America. Here are the locations the Summit has travelled so far:

2009 & 2010 in Wolfsburg, Germany

2011 & 2012 in Vienna, Austria

2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014 in Mexico City, Mexico

2015 in Berlin, Germany

2017 in Paris, France

2018 in Wolfsburg, Germany

2019 in Berlin, Germany

2020 in Nairobi, Kenya and online

2022 in Turin, Italy

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