About Us What We Do What We Do Grameen Australia is causing a system-wide paradigm shift in how businesses can be designed to solve social problems. We are the standard bearer for the Yunus ideals of Social Business into Australia. We do this by scaling and starting up social businesses and advising socially-minded institutions on how to do the same. Yunus Social Business is a model advanced by the Nobel Laureate and economist Professor Muhammad Yunus from Bangladesh. Professor Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 jointly with Grameen Bank for his work in inventing microfinance, a tool that pulled millions of low-income entrepreneurs out of poverty–most of them women. Our primary role is supporting existing, early-stage social businesses who have identified a social problem but require capital, mentoring, access to networks and professional services to achieve their goals. Grameen Australia works closely with the corporate, government and education sectors to cause them to fund, create and scale social businesses.