Saskia Bruysten

Co-Founderand Executive Chair, Yunus Social Business

Co-founder Yunus Social Business (YSB), a venture fund that invests in sustainable social businesses that provide employment, education, healthcare, safe water and clean energy to 9 million people. YSB also works with global corporations to help them use their core competencies to address social problems. Co-initiator of the WEF Covid Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs. Co-initiator a platform for corporate social intrapreneurs. Co-authored "Business as Unusual" on social intrapreneurship together with the Schwab foundation, INSEAD and Porticus (2020). Named to: Wired Smart List 2013, Handelsblatt “25 women who make the world a better place 2016″, Capital “Young Elite” 2016 & 2017, Handelsblatt "Vordenker (Pioneers) 2020", Member: Young Presidents Organisation; HVB (Unicredit Group) Advisory Board; Generation Chief Executive Officer; European Union Commission’s expert group on social business. Young Leader, Atlantic Bridge. Has advised on Ban Ki-Moon’s UN MDG Advocacy Group and Sir Richard Branson’s B-team. Co-authored a report with the Boston Consulting Group on the experiences of building large-scale social business joint ventures with corporations. Has lectured at several universities; speaker at events incl. the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative. 2016, co-founded Salong, a political debate format. Former: Co-Chief Executive Officer, Grameen Creative Lab; Senior Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group. MBA, European Business School, Germany; MSc in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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