The Grameen Creative Lab is an innovative incubator and creative consultancy serving society's most pressing needs through social business

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“Let us reveal the power of social, which is creativity. business to the world not only by our words, but our actions. Let us go further and mobilise all our skills and trust in our endless resource of energy.”

Hans Reitz,

Creative Advisor to Professor Muhammad Yunus,

Head of Global Social Business Summit,

CEO, The Grameen Creative Lab

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“Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.”

Professor Muhammad Yunus,

Chairman & Co-Founder,The Grameen Creative Lab,

Nobel Peace Laureate 2006

Who We Are

We are a diverse, global, committed and passionate team with the mission, inspired by our Co-Founder and Chairman Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, of accellerating an ecosystem where social businesses strive to solve the most pressing social and environmental problems of our times.

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What we do

We incubate social businesses by consulting corporations, foundations and social business entrepreneurs.

  1. Partner to form ambitious joint venture social businesses between corporates and the Grameen ecosystem
  2. Collaborate with public private and multi stakeholder partners to create an infrastructure for social businesses (e.g. Social Business City Concept)
  3. Shape an ecosystem for social businesses within a country or region through acceleration and incubation programs





We design and offer a range of trainings and capacity building programs. Our goal is to transform mindsets and create responsible leaders who are aware of the role of social business in solving global challenges.

  1. Skill development programs such as Social Business Labs, ideation contests and system thinking workshops
  2. Leadership and capacity building programs to foster employee engagement and intrepreneurship programs with social business
  3. Strategic and self development programs to encourage responsible leadership at junior and senior level

We promote the concept of social business and inspire our ecosystem to change the world through our events, communication campaigns, and workshops for various organizations. We design and deliver:

  1. International platforms such as Global Social Business Summit, the flagship and biggest event on social business
  2. Transformative workshops and trainings
  3. Innovative campaigns around change and impact with social business



Our Impact


Social business and ideas supported and accelerated


Young and Senior leaders trained


People inspired and educated through our learning journeys

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Full of inspiration from the 'summer of purpose', we are convinced that our partnership with the Grameen Creative Lab pays off in the sustainable creation of a value-oriented future.

Christian Heller, Chief Executive Officer Value Balancing Alliance
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Without Hans, Lamiya and the guiding spirit of Professor Yunus, One Young World would not exist. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for 11 years of support. We will never forget.

Kate Robertson, Co-Founder One Young World
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We are very thankful for the creative impulses from Professor Yunus and the Grameen Creative Lab that led to the creation of a Solidarity Investment Fund. We are now looking forward to shaping the next project together with grameen_creative_lab.

Claudia Belli, Head of Social Business and Microfinance BNP Paribas
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Who worked with us

In the past 10 years various organizations and leaders have joined our ecosystem to create an impact through social business. These are some of many.

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