Partner With Us

An investment in social entrepreneurs and your workforce that helps solve the world’s most pressing issues.

Through partnerships, Yunus & Youth offers companies innovative leadership development programs that make lasting social impact while enhancing employees’ leadership skills and increasing employee engagement.

Our Social Impact Leadership Program has brought together employees of Fortune 500 companies and young entrepreneurs. By serving as mentors, employees hone their professional skills, deepen their knowledge base, and gain an understanding of social entrepreneurship.  At the same time, they provide valuable guidance to an early-stage social business as it prepares to scale – a true win/win.

The support of corporations and corporate foundations allows us to keep the programs free for the social entrepreneurs we serve. Since we have always been a virtual-first organization, our programs are accessible from anywhere in the world.

So far, we have engaged more than 420 corporate employees in our programs. Through the generous support of our partners, we have incubated 300 social businesses in 76 countries, improving the lives of more than 25 million people worldwide.

Key features

Promising early-stage businesses

We select each cohort of highly motivated social entrepreneurs from thousands of applications each year.


Aligned with the SDGs

All the social businesses we incubate support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Measurable outcomes

We assess both our short-term and long-term impact on our Fellows’ businesses and the lives they touch.

Unique mentor pair model

We assign two mentors from the same company to each Fellow, fostering teamwork and internal networking.

Virtual first

Our program is hosted on a virtual learning platform, allowing us to reach mentors and Fellows wherever they have an internet connection.

High satisfaction

Leadership program participants find the program meaningful and value their employers’ investment in positive social change.

Customizing a program for your organization

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your goals for leadership development, philanthropy, social impact, employee volunteerism, and employee engagement. 

Our program design experts work closely with your team to understand your objectives and employee population and co-create a leadership program that is aligned with your values, purpose, and philanthropic focus areas.

We also offer training and consulting services that focus on social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Our Partners

Some of the world’s largest organizations have joined us in our mission to promote business as a tool for generating social change.

About us

Founded in 2014 with the support of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Yunus & Youth (Y&Y) empowers young leaders around the world to build, develop, and expand social business ventures that lead to economic advancement and reduce youth unemployment. In tandem with our programs for youth, we offer leadership development and social entrepreneurship programs for corporate partners. We bring together Fortune 500 companies and top thinkers and institutions to help young entrepreneurs address our world’s most pressing needs.