Volunteer at YSB

Posted on 02-05-2014

Yunus Social Business Global Initiatives

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About us: Yunus Social Business (YSB) is an international advisory and implementation company focussing on creating social businesses worldwide. A social business is a new kind of organization that combines the strengths of both civil society and the business world. Social businesses have a social or environmental mission – like NGOs – but are financially self-sustainable – like businesses. YSB was co-founded by Saskia Bruysten, Sophie Eisenmann, and Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinancing organization Grameen Bank as well as a variety of Social Businesses in Bangladesh and worldwide. At YSB we are currently a team of around 30 people with backgrounds in strategy consulting, venture capital, entrepreneurship, civil society, and international development. A social business ourselves, we report directly to Prof. Yunus, and we are part of the Grameen network of over 40 social businesses and more than 50,000 employees. Grameen/Yunus projects, in microfinance and in social business, have been implemented in more than 50 countries around the world. Our main office is in Frankfurt, Germany; our country offices include Albania, Haiti, Tunisia, Uganda, Colombia, India and Brazil. We have two main fields of activity: Implementation and management of Social business incubator fund and social business movements, and Social business advisory services. YSB is looking for dynamic professionals with at least two years’ relevant professional experience and share YSB’s vision to serve society’s needs •Available for a minimum of 3 months •Outstanding analytical skills, critical thinking, evidence-based analysis, efficiency and thoroughness, demonstrated by excellent academic qualifications What we offer •A great opportunity to use your talent, skills and enthusiasm to help create social businesses with us. You will be surprised how similar to consulting and venture capital the tools and methodologies that we use are! •An exciting work environment with great scope for taking on significant responsibilities within projects and within the organization
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