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New Social Businesses from the 41st Social Business Design Lab

Nobel laureate Professor Yunus with nine Nobin Udyoktas, second generation of Grameen Bank borrowers, who signed agreements to receive financing from Grameen Shakti Samajik Byobasha for their businesses during the 41st Social Business Design Lab

Nobel laureate Professor Yunus with nine Nobin Udyoktas, second generation of Grameen Bank borrowers, who signed agreements to receive financing from Grameen Shakti Samajik Byobasha for their businesses during the 41st Social Business Design Lab

The 41st Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on 20 December 2014 at the Grameen Bank Bhaban. As before the half day long program was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, and brought together more than 130 participations from Bangladesh and abroad coming  from diverse backgrounds. The event was also live streamed by Yunus Centre and watched online by participants around the globe.
 
Professor Yunus welcomed the participants to the Lab and updated the audience  that 496 social business projects had been  presented in the 40 labs organized to date since January 2013, of which 471 had been approved for investment, most of which were already in operation.

49 Nurses Graduate from Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing

Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University and Chairman of Glasgow Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN) Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with the third  graduating class at their graduation ceremony on December 8.  Also seen in the photo are  Principal of GCCN Frank Crossan and Founding Principal Barbara Parfitt.

Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University and Chairman of Glasgow Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN) Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with the third graduating class at their graduation ceremony on December 8. Also seen in the photo are Principal of GCCN Frank Crossan and Founding Principal Barbara Parfitt.

Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN), Dhaka, held its third graduation ceremony yesterday through an exciting and jubilant event.  Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University, partner university of GCCN, presided over the ceremony with Professor Frank Crossan, Principal of GCCN and guests, staff, students and their families: over 250 people attended the ceremony. Professor Barbara Parfitt, Founding Principal, GCCN also attended the event as a special guest representing Glasgow Caledonian University.  Forty-nine students from around Bangladesh graduated and celebrated their success at the award winning college, bringing the total number of students to graduate from GCCN to 127.

Yunus to inaugurate Global Social Business Summit 2014 in Mexico

Global Social Business Summit 2014 The Global Social Business Summit 2014 will take place from 25-28 November in Mexico City. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will together inaugurate the Summit.

The motto of this year's Summit is will be "Shaping Social Business - To Shape the World of 2020", to set an impetus for the social business movement in Mexico, Latin America and the whole world. Mexico City as hosting city will mark the first time that the Global Social Business Summit will be held in the Americas. The annual event is organized by Grameen Creative lab and Yunus Centre and will gather experts from the private sector, civil society, governments and academia over a few days of meetings, forums and workshops.

Global Social Business Summit concludes in Mexico City

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivers a public lecture on his journey from creating Grameen Bank to the global social business movement to an audience of more than 1,500 participants at the Expo Bancomer Convention Center in  Mexico City on 29 November at the conclusion of the Global Social Business Summit 2014.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivers a public lecture on his journey from creating Grameen Bank to the global social business movement to an audience of more than 1,500 participants at the Expo Bancomer Convention Center in Mexico City on 29 November at the conclusion of the Global Social Business Summit 2014.

The Global Social Business Summit took place in Mexico City from 27-28 November 2014. It was inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on the morning of 27 November at Expo Bancomer convention centre in Mexico City.

Professor Yunus made a keynote speech highlighting that we need new way to think about changing the world, that change will come about through small actions, and repeating those actions to reach scale.  He said the Summit was an opportunity for us to share experience of all the exciting social business that are developing around the world to energize each other.

Yunus Addresses Celebration in British Parliament

From left to right: Chair of Social enterprise UK  board Claire Dove, RT Hon Hazel Blears MP, spokesperson for social economy,  Professor Muhammed Yunus, Peter Holbrook, CEO Social enterprise UK, RT Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons,  at the celebration of fourth anniversary of social enterprise UK held at the Parliament building.

From left to right: Chair of Social enterprise UK board Claire Dove, RT Hon Hazel Blears MP, spokesperson for social economy, Professor Muhammed Yunus, Peter Holbrook, CEO Social enterprise UK, RT Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, at the celebration of fourth anniversary of social enterprise UK held at the Parliament building.

Nobel laureate Professor Yunus addressed as chief guest at the celebration of fourth anniversary of social enterprise UK held at the British parliament building to celebrate the occasion of Social Enterprise Day on November 20. Yunus congratulated the Houses of Parliament for their support for social enterprises.

The celebration was jointly hosted by Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, and Speaker of the House of Lords, Baroness D’Souza. Professor Yunus was the Chief Guest at the ceremony Co-chaired by the Speakers of both the houses of parliament. Social enterprise delegates from China, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Nigeria, UK, USA and many other countries numbering 150 delegates and senior officials from British government and British social enterprises attended the celebration - showing their commitment to help grow the number of businesses and public bodies buying from Britain’s social enterprises.