Tuesday, 03 December 2014

THE GLOBAL SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2014 IS OVER

Official photos of GSBS 2014 can be found here: www.facebook.com/GrameenCreativeLab

 

Press coverage about GSBS 2014:

Forbes

Es tiempo de una bolsa de valores sociales 

http://bit.ly/1uNAHwN

 

CNN

La tendencia de los Negocios Sociales

http://bit.ly/1zOZaWP

 

Radio Formula

El problema no son los pobres o desempleados, sino la falta de oportunidades: Premio Nobel

http://bit.ly/1uNzTrL

 

Dinero en Imagen

Recentralización educativa

http://bit.ly/1uNzQvZ

Cumbre Global de Negocios Sociales inicia hoy en México

http://bit.ly/1uNBiP7

 

WN.com

Impulsa el Global Social Business Summit 2014 soluciones sostenibles con Modelos de Negocios Sociales (FEMSA - Fomento Económico Mexicano SA de CV)

http://bit.ly/1uNBxcJ

 

Negocios 360

Global Social Business Summit, plataforma para el crecimiento de negocios sociales

http://bit.ly/1uNBEoT

 

Impacto.mx

Inicia Cumbre Global de Negocios Sociales

http://bit.ly/1uNBP3p

 

Yahoo

Inicia Cumbre Global de Negocios Sociales

http://bit.ly/1uNC5j0

 

Diario Rotativo

Inicia Cumbre Global de Negocios Sociales

http://bit.ly/1uNCqSN

 

3er Sector

Productividad y acceso al mercado, el camino para combatir pobreza en comunidades vulnerables: Scot Rank

http://bit.ly/1Cm64bG

 

El Economista

Gobierno, decidido a apoyar el emprendimiento social: Guajardo

http://bit.ly/1uNAiul

 

Social Business Pedia

Yunus to inaugurate Global Social Business Summit 2014 in Mexico

http://bit.ly/1uNAv0w

 

La Jornada

Abre Cumbre de Negocios Sociales con creador del "banco de los pobres"

http://bit.ly/11E5EwF

“Fluctuaciones transitorias”, retroceso del peso frente al dólar: Guajardo

http://bit.ly/1CrY891

 

La Prensa

"Parecería que tenemos dos Méxicos"

http://bit.ly/1CrYfkP

 

Exprés

Banamex crea fondo de apoyo a empresas sociales en México

http://bit.ly/1CrYgFp

 

Dinero en Imagen

Recentralización educativa

http://bit.ly/1uNzQvZ

 

Grupo Axo

http://bit.ly/1CrYCvM

 

Caribbean News

México: Global Social Business Summit 2014, “Alternativas sustentables para erradicar la pobreza a través de negocios sociales”

http://bit.ly/1CrYTPt

 

Noticieros Televisa

Muhammad Yunus visita México

http://bit.ly/11E5F3u

 

Expok

5 lecciones de Muhamad Yunus en el Global Social Business Summit 2014

http://bit.ly/11E5HZg

 

Ventura MX

La organización Yunus and Youth lanzará en marzo su convocatoria global

http://bit.ly/11E5K7w

 

La coperacha

Grandes trasnacionales se apropian el discurso del “Negocio Social”

http://bit.ly/11E5NQz

 

Reforma

Piden a emprendedores resolver pobreza

http://bit.ly/11E5R2L

 

El Federalista

INAUGURÓ EL SECRETARIO DE ECONOMÍA LA CUMBRE GLOBAL DE NEGOCIOS SOC. 2014

http://bit.ly/11E67ip

 

Diario de Yucatán

Logros contra la pobreza

http://bit.ly/11E65H8

 

MVS

Negocios sociales no representan una amenaza: Yunus

http://bit.ly/1CrXHve

 

La Voz

Muhammad Yunus: Los humanos no nacimos para trabajar para alguien

http://bit.ly/1CrXJDq

 

Milenio

Cemex lanza Crecimientos para dar impulso a negocios

http://bit.ly/1CrXZ5r

Empresas sociales, el nuevo proyecto de Muhammad Yunus, padre de los microcréditos

http://bit.ly/1CrYxbp

 

El Empresario MX

Gobierno, decidido a apoyar emprendimiento social

http://bit.ly/1CrY6xN

 

GetVamos

Global Social Business Summit 2014

http://bit.ly/11E6dX8

 

DeNoticias

CEMEX ANUNCIA "CRECIMIENTOS", UNA PLATAFORMA PARA EL DESARROLLO DE NEGOCIOS SOCIALES

http://bit.ly/11E6tpg

 

PatWhite

Muhammad Yunus choisit Montréal et @C2MTL devient la plate-forme nord-américaine du Social Business Forum de Grameen Creative Lab

http://bit.ly/11E6xW5

 

Financial Express

Prof Yunus open Global Social Business Summit

http://bit.ly/1CrZjFn

 

WorldCement

Cemex establishes new social business development platform

http://bit.ly/1CrZnEY

 

The Daily Star

Jobseekers to turn job givers

http://bit.ly/11E5Trt

Challenge conventional economic models

http://bit.ly/1CrZ3WU

 

Prothom Alo

Social business to help others: Yunus at summit

http://bit.ly/11E5XaA

 

C2

PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS CHOOSES MONTRÉAL

http://bit.ly/11E5YLZ

Thursday, 14 November 2013

PHOTOS, VIDEOS, MEDIA COVERAGE AND MORE

To relive the moments from the Global Social Business Summit 2013 and to continue the YY spirit, take a look at the following websites:

http://www.strikingly.com/gsbs2013

http://storify.com/gsbs2013

 

For photos:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/GrameenCreativeLab

 

For videos:

The global importance of the GSBS by Prof. Muhammad Yunus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1CLecJ43cE

The importance of the GSBS for Malaysia by Nurfarini Daing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4tlqDMNiIs

The future outlook of the GSBS by Hans Reitz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynQ59-A1Uag

Connected Creativity by Anshu Gupta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJf62LZTo4

Plenary Session I by Saskia Bruysten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPqZNwgPdg

Plenary Session II by Aarti Wig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9vUBq9jP9M

Plenary Session III by Emmanuel Faber: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD7CeAW_Ggg

Plenary Session IV by Lutfey Siddiqi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMgVZQtUWXM

Panel discussion on culture, arts and social business by Low Ngai Yuen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZku8vwLs_U

Communicating social business by Jack Sim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGnEL6bmUa8

Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Razak's keynote speech: http://youtu.be/D6AJzaV-LPw

 

Some of the media articles published so far:

The Edge Malaysia: Doing business for change

New Straits Times: PM: Govt to create social business fund to finance social enterprises

The Star: MaGIC to have social business fund

New Straits Times: RM20m boost for social business

The Daily Star: Social business can change the world

The Malay Mail: Putrajaya budgets RM20m for MaGIC social enterprises

Jakarta Globe: Muhammad Yunus Shines and Inspires at Global Social Business Summit 

Huffingtonpost: Impact Measurement: The Faultlines

Friday, 8 November 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE DURING THE GLOBAL SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Veracruz and Yunus Social Business to set up a SB fund of USD 4.5 million in Veracruz 

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Fifco and Yunus Social Business to set up a SB called Nutrivita 

Announcement of the partnership between myclimate and Yunus Social Business to set up a SB fund for climate related issues

Announcement of the partnership between The Grameen Creative Lab and the City of Berlin

Announcement of the partnership between Fairwind and the SB fund Nepal supported by Chaudhary Group

Launch of The Boston Consulting Group study "The Power of Social Business: Lessons from Corporate Engagements with Grameen"

(https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/articles/corporate_social_responsibility_poverty_hunger_power_social_business/)

Announcement of a RM 20 million social business fund in Malaysia by Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Razak

Announcement of Mexico City to host the Global Social Business Summit 2014 from November 13-15

Friday, 11 October 2013

REGISTRATION TO FOCUS GROUPS HAS STARTED

The Focus Groups are topic-oriented interactive breakout sessions. Purpose of the session is to work
on challenges and identify opportunities as well as concrete recommendations related to the topic of the session. You can find more details about each session and their moderators on the website at http://www.gsbs2013.com/program/focus-groups.html.

You can choose one Focus Group among the alternatives. You may register to the Focus Group of your choice by logging in with your personal ID number at the registration platform on the GSBS-website at http://www.gsbs2013.com/registration/registration.html.

Simply click forward until you reach the page for choosing Focus Groups. The colors will indicate on the availability of seats to each Focus Group. Green = seats available, yellow = limited number of seats, and red = full. Seats are given on a first come first serve basis.

Friday, 27 September 2013

MALAYSIA AIRLINES IS OFFICIAL CARRIER OF THE GLOBAL SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013

Malaysia Airlines has been chosen as the official carrier of the Global Social Business Summit 2013 and offers 20 % discount on their original flight fares for all registered delegates. In order to receive the discount you must fill in a travel form prior to the booking. The travel form as well as instructions on how to fill in the form can be found on http://www.gsbs2013.com/logistics/airlines.html.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

MEDIA LAUNCH OF GLOBAL SOCIAL BUSINESS SUMMIT 2013

On September 18 the media launch for the Global Social Business Summit 2013 took place in Kuala Lumpur. Michael Brohm, Managing Director of The Grameen Creative Lab, gave an overview about the different aspects of the summit and the potential it has in establishing Malaysia as a hub for social business in the region.

Further panellists attending the media launch were Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, Secretary General of the Treasury of Malaysia, Nurfarini Daing, Chief Executive Officer of Youth Trust Foundation myHarapan and Faiz Arshad, Founder of Recovr a local social business case study.

The Malaysian government is expected to announce a framework including funding and programmes designed to assist and mentor the youth in social business by the time that the Global Social Business Summit 2013 will be happening. There are plans to set up a centre where young entrepreneurs can be coached and have the opportunity to network with successful entrepreneurs, which is part of the government’s aim in becoming a global innovative entrepreneur hub.

Nurfarini Daing mentioned that the social business scene in Malaysia is still quite young and in its infancy but that myHarapan is eager to develop it and will invest RM2mil in social businesses within the next 3 years. “We can start small but we want to scale local social businesses to become global champions.”, she said further. It was also stressed that there is a need to get corporations on board in order to develop Malaysia sustainably by 2018.

The Global Social Business Summit 2013 therefore will not only be a onetime event being held in Kuala Lumpur from November 7 to 9, but it will trigger a long-term impetus for the local social business scene and the South-East-Asian region.

Prof. Muhammad Yunus addressed the media launch with a video message that you can view here.

Below are some of the clips that came out after the launch mentioning the summit. There was also a feature during the 8pm news on TV3 (national television) on the night of the launch. Michael Brohm was featured on BFM, a business radio, that you can listen to here.   

The Star

http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Business-News/2013/09/19/Govt-may-increase-funding-to-NGOs-social-enterprises.aspx

The Sun Daily

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/833843

New Straits Times

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/fuel-subsidy-cut-to-have-minimal-impact-on-inflation-1.358443

Daily Express

http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=86694

New Sarawak Tribune

http://www.newsarawaktribune.com/news/11660/Fuel-subsidy-cut-will-only-have-minimal-impact-on-inflation/

Bernama
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=978499
 

Monday, 16 September 2013

MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Many great applications from all around the world for both Young Challengers Metting and Space for Entrepreneurs have been submitted. Since a few spaces are left in both formats the deadlines have been extended till Monday, 30 September 2013!

Friday, 13 September 2013

APPLICATION DEADLINES ENDING VERY SOON

For the Social Business Idea Competition to become a Young Challenger: http://www.gsbs2013.com/program/young-challengers-meeting.html

For the Space for Entrepreneurs: http://www.gsbs2013.com/program/exhibitions.html

Monday, 02 September 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL BUSINESS FINISHING

The deadline for submitting papers for the 1st international Research Conference on Social Business is ending on September 6. We are keen to have contributions from any area of scientific enquiry related to social business, but particularly fitting with this year’s summit’s main theme of ‘Achieving global change through individuals, communities and cities’. For further information please visit www.rcsb2013.com.

Friday, 23 August 2013

20 SPOTS FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS AT THE SPACE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Are you a social entrepreneur? Here is your chance to present your venture at the Global Social Business Summit 2013! Apply for one of the 20 spots at the Space for Entrepreneurs.

The Space for Entrepreneurs provides a platform for entrepreneurs to present social business concepts and projects to the social business community, global corporations and potential investors. The space is also a place for entrepreneurs to connect, exchange ideas and form networks to support each other and leverage synergies.

How to apply: http://www.gsbs2013.com/program/exhibitions.html

Monday, 05 August 2013

BRITISH COUNCIL SPONSORSHIPS FOR YOUNG CHALLENGERS MEETING

British Council Malaysia and British Council Indonesia are each offering two lucky winners an opportunity to attend the Global Social Business Summit 2013 in Kuala Lumpur as Young Challengers. The two best social business ideas from each country will win sponsorship for the participation fee worth €430. Information about the application procedure: http://www.theguardian.com/british-council-partner-zone/british-council-sponsor-young-challenger

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT

We are excited to announce that the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak has confirmed his attendance as keynote speaker at the Global Social Business Summit. Stay stuned for further inspiring speaker confirmations coming in the next days and weeks.

http://www.gsbs2013.com/program/speakers.html

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

TRADERS HOTEL OFFICIAL PREMIUM HOTEL PARTNER

We are happy to announce the Traders Hotel as official premium hotel partner for the Global Social Business Summit 2013 offering special conditions for summit participants. Please use the hotel booking link on our website for room reservations. Rooms and prices are subject to availability. We recommend making your reservation at your earliest convenience.

http://www.gsbs2013.com/logistics/hotels.html

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

REGISTRATION START

The registration for the Global Social Business Summit 2013 has officially started! Register now to get the early bird fee.

http://www.gsbs2013.com/registration/registration.html

News

November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.

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Agenda

On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!

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Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.

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