Friday, 16 October 2015

commitment to sustainability: carbon offsetting with caretraders

Last year in Mexico, we were challenged by the Young Challengers to go green for the 7th Edition of the Global Social Business Summit. As agents of change, we could not be more thrilled to announce our efforts to make this event sustainable. Our goal is to make the preparation of the GSBS 2015 transparent so we can share our efforts to place the environment at the heart of the event.

We are thus happy to announce our new partnership with CareTraders, who will aid our efforts to make this year's conference the most sustainable yet!

With this partnership, we increase our sustainability commitment by offsetting those carbon emissions that are inevitably associated with running the conference. CareTraders will use the two principles of social responsibility and leadership when calculating the amount of emissions we will offset.

Social responsibility means that the calculations will include emissions not just from the conference itself but also those arising from the social context: traffic lights and other infrastructure on which we rely. Leadership means that the calculations will be reinforced by 100% in order to set an agenda that focuses on climate action.

Visit CareTraders here. To learn more about our commitments, click here.


November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



6 Years of GSBS


Grameen Creative Lab YouTube Channel


On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.