Sunday, 28 June 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Professor Yunus!

On Sunday, June 28th, 2015, Professor Yunus celebrated his 75th birthday in Bangladesh. To contribute to the celebration in our own special way, the team at the Grameen Creative Lab in Wiesbaden launched a global initiative: the Yunus Birthday Wave! 

Our goal was to gather video messages from some of Professor Yunus’ closest social business colleagues to wish him a happy birthday, as it was our belief that it would bring him great joy to receive personalized birthday greetings from all over the world. The videos were to be 30 seconds in length, and we asked all who participated to feature one key element: a paper plane, to symbolize the Global Social Business Summit that will be held in Berlin this fall – and its main venue, Tempelhof airport – as well as the global community of which we are a part. Further, and this is where the ‘wave’ came in: we launched all of the videos we received hour by hour from Sunday morning throughout the day, with respect to the different time zones of the videos that were sent in.

The videos were a great success! We received hilarious, creative and loving submissions from our Social Business contacts in Japan, Malaysia, China, Azerbaijan, Senegal, Uganda, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Albania, Haiti, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Argentina, among others. Gladly, Professor Yunus was able to enjoy all of them, as they were screened during his evening birthday celebration.

Thank you to all who participated!

Watch the video compilation here:

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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.



6 Years of GSBS


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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!


Getting Around

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