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

Global Social Business Summit

Organized by the Grameen Creative Lab and Yunus Centre, The Summit is the largest social business platform worldwide, and an opportunity to learn from the originals who have changed the world.

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.

Locations

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
2021 in Nairobi, Kenya and online

"There are two kind of business. One to make money, and another one to change the world."
Professor Muhammad Yunus, social entrepreneur, banker, economist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
“Giving up is not an option. We have to solve the problems that is in our hand, no matter what it takes. That’s the inspiration we take from GSBS.”
Professor Muhammad Yunus, social entrepreneur, banker, economist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
“Suddenly all the creative power of business could be marshaled behind the cause of making the world a better place"
Professor Muhammad Yunus, Social entrepreneur, banker, economist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
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