Press Release (09 December, 2017)
From left Prince Albert of Monaco, Joel Bouzou, President of the World Olympians Association and President of Peace and Sports Foundation, Nobel laureate Professor Yunus, and Hans Reitz, co- founder of Grameen Creative Lab based in Germany, celebrating the signing of MOU at the 10th anniversary celebration of Sports and Peace in Monaco on December 7.
Football super star Didier Drogba flanked by Nobel laureate Professor Yunus and Joel Bouzou, president of International Olympian Association at the 10th anniversary celebration of Sports and Peace in Monaco on December 7.
An MOU was signed in Monaco between Yunus Centre, Grameen Creative Lab based in Germany and Sports and Peace foundation, an international organization based in Monaco, to help sports world to address social problems around the world through social business.
The agreement was signed by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Hans Reitz co-Founder of Grameen Creative Lab, based in Germany and Joel Bouzou, President of the World Olympians Association and President of Peace and Sports Foundation in the presence of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the 10th anniversary of Peace and Sports International Forum in Monaco on December 7.
The agreement will create programs around the world for dialogue and communication with the sports world to encourage and facilitate to get them involved in social businesses to address social problems. The agreement will lead to creation of a global social business fund to support social business investments from sports organizations and sports personalities around the world.
At the gala of 10th Peace and Sports International Forum in Monaco on December 7 Prince Albert II spoke praising the new initiative with the involvement of Nobel laureate professor Yunus and recognizing the work of Professor Yunus in creating Grameen Bank and social business movement around the world.
Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus, who was the chief guest at the event, spoke about how sports and social business can contribute to a world of three zeroes – a world of zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions.
International football superstar Didier Drogba, among several other sports super stars spoke at the event highlighting the role of sports persons and athletes contributing to solving social problems. There was a special ceremony to reward the best sport event, the best social organization, the best CSR activities and the best athlete. The event was attended by global sports and athletic super stars from around the world.