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Youth Business International and Green and Social Entrepreneurs 

Young people are the entrepreneurs that are shaping the future and working to solve some of the greatest challenges of our time. Throughout our network, we are seeing growth in the numbers of young entrepreneurs who have a personal mission to solve social and environmental challenges and are building businesses that deliver profit with purpose.

YBI wants to ensure that young people with a social or environmental mission at the heart of their business get the support that they need to grow and sustain that ambition. We are on a journey to ensure that our network has access to the approaches, methodologies, tools and connections they need to support social and green enterprises.


We are working with pioneers in the field of social and green enterprise support and conducting extensive research to inform our approaches, learn about what has worked and not worked, and staying current in the field of social and green entrepreneurship.


Through our Social Impact Accelerator, we are working with our members—Qredits, Sky’s the Limit, and Somo—to test out approaches to supporting social entrepreneurs in various contexts and to learn together. We will use this and the experience of our broader network to continue to innovate services, tools and approaches.


We will share our learning and our innovation efforts and bring to the forefront the perspective, needs and opportunities for young social and green entrepreneurs and the organisations that support them.

Those who make it possible

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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells

Argidius Foundation

Argidius Foundation

IKEA Foundation

IKEA Foundation

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