Press Release (23 April, 2016)
Photo Caption 1: President of Grameen China Mr Gao Zhan and the CEO of Heng Chang Li Tong Investment Mgt Ltd. Mr Qin Hongtao signing an MoU while Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus looks on. The signing was held at the www.turismoalcala.es Yunus Centre to form a Joint Venture social business that will provide financial services to the poor
An agreement was signed between Grameen China and Heng Chang Li Tong Investment Mgt at Yunus Centre to create a joint venture social Business company in Beijing to provide financial services to the poor in Beijing. The City Government of Beijing is providing strong support to this initiative. The company has been named as Grameen Heng Chang.
Two leading CEOs from China visited Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on April 21 to sign agreements and explore future possibilities.
Yunus Centre Press Release (22 April 2016)
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with Ligen Guo Vice Chairman China Banking Regulation Commission (CBRC) and his delegation.
Mr. Ligen Guo, Vice-Chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), the highest authority to regulate the Chinese banking sector led a high powered delegation to meet Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. He met Professor Yunus on 21st April 2016 to discuss the policy to promote microcredit in China. He explained that Chinese government is giving very high priority to poverty reduction and microcredit to support ntrepreneurship among rural people, particularly women. This has become important than before in the context of Chinese policy to slow down the growth rate from roaring two digit rate to very modest 6 or 7 percent which they now refer to as "new normal". He wanted to benefit from the vast experience of Professor Yunus in running and supporting microcredit programmes in China through public and buy cialis in beijing private sectors, over the last quarter of a century. Professor Yunus shared his long experience with Mr Guo and pointed out the cialis 100 mg areas where policy changes are must. They discussed in details where and how the policy changes can be introduced.
Investments into six social businesses were announced on Thursday 18th April 2016 at the 229th Social Business Design Lab. The young entrepreneurs, children of Grameen Bank borrowers are seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus including colorful handloom lungis made by entrepreneur Mizanoor.
The 229th Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place today on 18 April 2016 at Yunus Centre. Around 120 participants from around the world coming from diverse background attended the program, including a large number of international participants from USA, Malaysia, Belgium, Brazil and other countries. Notable participants were Mr Steve Hollingworth, President and CEO, Grameen Foundation based in USA and a seven-member delegation of myHarapan, a leading Malaysian national level youth organization of Malaysia. The team included three winners of a social business competition by the MyHarapan in Kuala Lumpur.
The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus who welcomed the audience and reported that since the labs began in January 2013, a total of 4654 projects have been approved for equity funding.
A report published in web-based newspaper in the USA called The Daily Caller on April 17, 2016 was picked up in Bangladesh media on April 19 and April 20 and has created great deal of misunderstanding among readers.
Caption of the cialis generic price story in its various versions follow the original caption "Disgraced Clinton Donor Got $ 13 million in State Department Grants Under Hillary" contributed most towards this misunderstanding by giving the impression that Professor Muhammad Yunus received this US government money personally, and that he got it because his powerful friend misused her official power to give this money to him. It also reported, completely falsely, that he donated money to her family foundation implying that was a reason he received funds from the State Department. The report also claims that Professor Yunus was ousted from Grameen Bank on corruption charges, which is completely false and an intentional smear.
To remove this confusion created by the all the false information in this piece, we are presenting the following facts. Firstly, the report totally falsely says, that the Department of State has awarded at least $13 million to Professor Yunus in grants, contracts, and loans. State department has no authority to do such thing. Congressional oversight agency on USAID operations would have protested vehemently. The newspaper completely ignored how US government agencies work.
Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunusaddresses the opening of the European Social Business Forum in Utrecht on 12 April.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus yesterday inaugurated the European Social Business Forum in Utrecht, Netherlands. The EBSF is the www.zgnl.si annual gathering of the European social business community. It serves to spread awareness of social business, foster discussion and cialis woman collaboration, as well as present and conceive best practices among companies, governments, entrepreneurs, civil society and academia to shape the future economic and social system. It aims to explore how to leverage far-reaching advances in science and technology to create impact in our communities.
First held in Germany, then Social Business Forum has taken place in Sweden and Norway over successive years. In 2016 the ESBF is held in Utrecht, Netherlands, attracting over 250 participants from more than 27 countries all across Europe and beyond. Social business experts, entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers and crestor 5mg investors were invited to join for an inspiring day all around the European social business ecosystem and its future. A diverse program offered plenty of opportunity to share experiences, exchange ideas and further develop the social business movement in Europe.
The forum was organized by Hans Reitz, CEO of The Grameen Creative Lab in partnership with Utrecht University. It took place within the framework of the Social Entrepreneurship Festival hosted by Utrecht University.