YPO Strategic Relationships

The reach and connectivity you gain from YPO includes access and learning with organizations across the globe, including unique shared learning experiences, exclusive business and personal content and proprietary insights through strategic relationships.

Premier Relationships

Through strategic relationships with world class organizations YPO members have access to unique customized learning opportunities, cutting edge thought leaders, expert resources and extraordinary experiences that enhance their leadership, business and personal life.


As YPO’s Strategic Learning Advisor, EY brings its passion for entrepreneurship and the private market to all our members with fresh insights, distinctive points of view and practical tips. As advisors to the ambitious, EY professionals support business owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs from the world’s most dynamic, game-changing companies who are creating the products and services of the future. EY is excited to share this learning with all YPO members to help realize their ambitions.

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Strategic Relationships: Business

These relationships enhance the member experience through unique learning opportunities, exclusive access and engagement with business organizations outside of YPO.


Salesforce is a YPO Strategic Partner, focused on helping YPO members become better leaders, drive business transformation, and connect to their customers in new ways. Salesforce is committed to supporting YPO’s mission of creating better leaders through lifelong learning and idea exchange by sharing content, tools, and technology on the 4IR topics affecting all leaders today – including leadership, digital and business transformation, innovation, and equality.

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Mayo Clinic

Established more than 150 years ago, Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated group practice in the world with 63,000 employees and 4,700 physicians and scientists. It has been ranked #1 in the country by US News and World Report for the past five years.

Mayo Clinic will harness resources from its Executive Health Program, a world-class comprehensive preventive care exam developed specifically for busy executives with demanding schedules. They will collaborate with YPO to offer a series of educational events, virtual and in-person at Mayo Clinic locations, with Mayo speakers and customized programming for YPO members.

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Connecting exceptional diverse candidates with global board opportunities. YPO members are encouraged to join as candidates with a YPO endorsement, recommend others from their network and discover diverse directors to enhance their boards and propel their businesses success.

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Center for Creative Leadership

Founded in 1970, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) has offices on four continents and has worked with two-thirds of the Fortune 1000. The non-profit, with a focus serving leaders at all levels, is dedicated to advancing the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.

Through the YPO partnership, CCL provides YPO with customized executive learning events for its members and key associates, focused on teaching critical skills to help them become more effective leaders. In addition, YPO facilitates introductions between YPO members and chapters with CCL for planning and execution of local learning events, programs and opportunities.

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Launched in 2016, RISE has quickly established itself as one of the largest corporate innovation startups in Southeast Asia. Working with corporates and governments across the region, the organization has helped accelerate innovation and drive outcomes for more than 400 companies and acted as a springboard for over 4,000 successful startups with the impact of over USD1.2 billion through its unique corporate accelerator, intrapreneur university, venture building services and experiential conference.

RISE offers YPO members customized corporate innovation workshops, virtual workshop collaboration opportunities, assessments for corporate innovation readiness and preferential access to the annual RISE Corporate Innovation Summit. YPO facilitates introductions between YPO chapters and RISE’s corporate networks to explore innovation collaboration opportunities and planning and execution of local events and programming for members.

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At Techstars, they believe that entrepreneurs can change the world. From startup founders, to corporate employees, to visionary dreamers, entrepreneurs hold the keys to the greatest challenges of our time. YPO and Techstars bring together ambitious founders and YPO members to enable innovation through creative, powerful relationships.

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BuiltWorlds is your outsourced Chief Technology Officer within the construction industry, helping you stay ahead of the competition. YPO members in the industry have exclusive access to the BuiltWorlds platform and community at a special rate, where members are provided with the tools, knowledge, inspiration, and connections to grow careers, companies, and the industry.

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FoundersCard is a community of over 50,000 members comprised of the world’s most successful and influential entrepreneurs, innovators, and business owners, providing access to exclusive benefits from premier travel, lifestyle, and business brands. YPO members have access to these benefits in an environment created exclusively for YPO.

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Zoom brings teams together to get more done in a frictionless and secure video environment. Their easy, reliable, and innovative video-first unified communications platform provides video meetings, voice, webinars, and chat across desktops, phones, mobile devices, and conference room systems. YPO members enjoy unique access to Zoom for their businesses.

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Strategic Relationships: Academic

Academic relationships are the longest standing relationship within the history of YPO and are core to its mission of fostering lifelong learning. Each institution builds on its own managerial skills and leadership capabilities to constitute a unique Only in YPO curriculum. YPO has global partnerships with institutions including Harvard Business School, London Business School, Columbia Business School, INSEAD, IMD Lausanne, Stanford Graduate School of Business, MIT and Singularity.

Harvard Business School

2021 marks the 69th year of the YPO/Harvard Business School leadership program, the longest-standing executive education program at YPO. The YPO/Harvard Presidents’ Program embodies the best of YPO’s goal of Lifelong Learning. Harvard has offered an unparalleled setting for YPO members to step back from their day-to-day business demands to explore new ideas relating to business, strategy and execution, to become inspired and to embrace new friendships. Over the decades, Harvard Business School Executive Education and YPO have collaborated to expand programs to serve the whole of YPO community through the Spouse partners and YPO networks program offerings. HBS professors impact member’s leadership development with ad-hoc interventions in chapters and regions.

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London Business School

Stories of the transformative effect of YPO on its members are plentiful. Lesser known is how London Business School (LBS), through a 15-year relationship with YPO, is helping young adults, CEOs and spouses and partners create new businesses, connect to their customers in new ways and become better leaders. The programs born out of this partnership offer individuals the opportunity to tap into the insights of LBS’ world-class faculty, strengthen their entrepreneurial instinct and transform their businesses and mindsets as a result.

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Since 2014, the YPO-Stanford Graduate Business School program offers members the opportunity to spend six inspiring days in the heart of Silicon Valley harnessing the power of innovative thinking and reimagining their business models. Through this immersive experience, members challenge everything they know about their business, learn how to practically apply analytics and understand best practices for innovating and creating value within their organizations.

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Family businesses represent 33% of YPO global membership. The YPO-INSEAD Global Family Enterprise Academy is a ground-breaking program created exclusively for YPO family and generational businesses. The program offers a multi module approach targeting different regions and leveraging INSEAD multi campus facilities. This comprehensive program integrates learning from entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, finance, governance and psychology. YPO members develop new insights about themselves, their family and their business to improve their leadership and power business growth.

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Strategic Relationships: Impact

YPO believes in business as a force for good in the world beyond generating prosperity and wealth. Achieving impact beyond profit motivates, our members across the world to make a difference in lives, businesses and communities.

B Lab

A leader in economic systems change, the B Lab Global Network creates standards, policies, and tools for business, and certifies companies — known as B Corps — who are leading the way. Its core initiative, the B Corp Certification, is a certification of for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

As a result of the partnership, championed by YPO’s Sustainable Business Network (SBN), B Lab collaborates with YPO to produce learning experiences, which include appearances by various leaders from the B Lab Global Network, as well as well-known leaders of small, mid-size and multi-national organizations from its network. Members who are interested in the B Corp certification are encouraged to join the B Corp Certification Sub Network within the SBN. YPO also facilitates introductions between YPO members and the B Lab Global Partner Network for developing local events and insight into the B Corp Certification process.

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The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. By convening impact investors to facilitate knowledge exchange, highlighting innovative investment approaches, building the evidence base for the industry, and producing valuable tools and resources, the GIIN seeks to accelerate the industry’s development through focused leadership and collective action.

GIIN will collaborate with YPO to create customized learning events for YPO members, utilizing the resources, platforms and tools available through GIIN, including IRIS+, a system for measuring and managing impact. These events will support YPO’s Impact Investing Initiative (Y3i) to help YPO members use business as a force for good and create measurable impact. In addition, YPO members will have the opportunity to provide their thought leadership and expertise around impact investing within the GIIN community as well as participate in research opportunities with the network and attend GIIN events.

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ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect and strives to improve access to Information and Communication Technologies to underserved communities worldwide. Through ITU’s 154-years of operations, ITU has developed extensive and trusted deep relationships at the highest level in all major sectors including agencies, funds and programs in the United Nations system, governments, industry, academia, media and civil society.

The desired benefit of aligning these two strong networks is to collaboratively and effectively share resources, knowledge and experiences, and conduct collaborative projects for mutual benefit which lead to positive impact in the world.

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UN Women

YPO and the United Nations Women HeForShe initiative are partnering to develop and foster a community of global chief executive allies to positively impact gender equality.

UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, works to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. Created in 2014, by the United Nations, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality.

One of the main tenants of this new relationship will be the establishment of groundbreaking research around the global chief executive journey through the lens of gender equality. Information gathered will benchmark existing opportunities and challenges and reveal actionable takeaways to effectively foster gender equality in all levels of business.

Additionally, YPO and HeForShe will create co-branded virtual learning programs and discussion tools for YPO members to explore the impact of gender roles and the importance of addressing gender equality. YPO and UN Women local offices will also connect for further collaboration and allyship opportunities.

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A nonprofit 501(c)(3) since 1994, the XPRIZE Foundation has designed and operated seventeen competitions in the domain areas of Space, Oceans, Learning, Health, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Safety and Robotics. Our first XPRIZE, the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight, spurred an industry and created exponential breakthroughs. Since then we have launched over $140 million in prize purses, including the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, and the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup XPRIZE. Each of these prizes has created an industry-changing technology that brings us closer to a better, safer, more sustainable world.

The YPO XPRIZE partnership is an exciting alliance designed to accelerate the disruptive technologies that will change the world for the better. We are gathering YPO members who are passionate about learning how business can be the largest force for good, get early looks into emerging technologies, and how to band together with other members to participate in building this game changing engine. Our goal is to help successful, early-stage XPRIZE teams grow to scale to positively impact millions of people all over the globe.

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YPO Content Contributors

These world-class organizations collaborate with YPO to create customized learning events and briefings for YPO members seeking insight and analysis of economic, social, political and business trends.

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy organization, is a YPO Content Contributor, providing our community with the latest in data, research and analysis around important policies and initiatives impacting business leaders.

Through this relationship, the Brookings Institution offers YPOers the ability to learn from in-depth analysis and discussion with scholars on breaking news topics and the opportunity to attend customized, exclusive briefings and events with Brookings Institution scholars.

Created in 1916, the Brookings Institution is devoted to independent, in-depth research that leads to pragmatic and innovative ideas on how to solve problems facing society. More than 300 experts research topics on foreign policy, global economics, governance, development and U.S. metropolitan policy.

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Economist Intelligence Unit and Economist Corporate Network

Created in 1946, EIU has more than 70 years of experience through its global team of economists, industry specialists, policy analysts and consultants of providing forecasting and advisory services, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports and industry reports. The Economist Corporate Network (ECN), the EIU’s advisory service for senior executives, brings this insight to life in face-to-face meetings, events, and briefings.

Through this agreement, The Economist Corporate Network will collaborate with YPO to create customized learning events for YPO members in Asia Pacific, Dubai and Africa as well as inviting YPO members to attend select exclusive events on the ECN membership calendar. Learn more about The Economist Corporate Network.

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Institute for the Future

As a YPO content contributor, IFTF provides the latest research and strategic foresight practices to help members anticipate and navigate change to become future-ready organizations.

Established in 1968, IFTF is the world’s leading futures organization. It helps businesses, governments and social organizations plan for the long-term future with its global forecasts, custom research and foresight training.

In this strategic relationship, IFTF provides resources, tools and platforms to create world class learning opportunities focused on learning the skills of strategic foresight. Members can attend IFTF events and programs to further their journey toward becoming future ready. YPO will facilitate introductions between members and chapters to plan and execute localized learning programs for their chapters or businesses.

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RAND Corporation

Established in 1948, RAND Corporation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan global policy research institution. RAND’s research and analysis addresses issues that impact people around the world including security, health, education, sustainability, growth and development. RAND is committed to the public interest and to making their work accessible to people throughout the world. Each year, more than 5 million products are downloaded from Rand.org by audiences that include policymakers, academics and the general public.

RAND will create exclusive learning opportunities for YPO members centered around the latest research in foreign policy and socio-economic trends. RAND will collaborate with YPO to create customized learning events for YPO members, including intimate roundtable discussions that will offer YPO leaders high-quality, objective analyses on topics ranging from international affairs and workforce development to cyber and data sciences. YPO members will have opportunities to learn from and engage with RAND scholars and receive evidence-based insights on world events.

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