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Grameen Bank in Fortune Magazine’s Global List

Grameen Bank has been ranked 12th position on Fortune's Change the World List which is the recognition for creating new economic opportunities for those in poverty and bringing unbanked peopled under financial service. Fortune announced its inaugural Change the World list, a ranking of 51 companies that have made an impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of their competitive strategy. For the first time, the magazine's "Change the World" list is ranking companies not by the dollars they make, but the good they are doing. According to the World Bank, globally, microfinance accounts for at least $60 billion in loans annually and has reached 135 million people. This is the first list of its kind in which companies are recognized—and competitively ranked—on business innovations that positively impact pressing social and environmental issues.

Danone, one of the social business partners of Grameen ranked 14th position on Fortune’s Change the World List as a brand offering products that address poor nutrition. Grameen and Danone Group went into a joint venture to create a yogurt fortified with micro-nutrients to decrease malnutrition for the children of Bangladesh in 2005

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Yunus Expands Social Business in Uganda

President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni received Professor Muhammad Yunus, who called on him at the Presidential Palace on 29th July 2015. Professor Yunus had a one hour meeting with the President who was joined by Finance Minister, Agriculture Minister, and the State Minister of ICT. President Museveni and Professor Muhammad Yunus discussed possible ways of using social business to ensure people centric sustainable development in Uganda.

President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni received Professor Muhammad Yunus, who called on him at the Presidential Palace on 29th July 2015. Professor Yunus had a one hour meeting with the President who was joined by Finance Minister, Agriculture Minister, and the State Minister of ICT. President Museveni and Professor Muhammad Yunus discussed possible ways of using social business to ensure people centric sustainable development in Uganda.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has just concluded his four day visit to Uganda where he was received by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda at the Presidential Palace, met Vice President Ssekandi, attended high level meetings with government representatives and social and business leaders of Uganda, and addressed the National Conference on Social Business in Uganda.

Prior to visiting Uganda Professor Yunus visited Washington to be the Chief Guest at the 35th Anniversary Celebration of RESULTS International The event was attended by congressmen, senators, policy makers, NGO activists and academics.

Honorary Citizenship for Yunus from City of Bologna

City Council of Bologna, the city in the north of Italy, which prides itself to be the home of the oldest University in the Western world, passed a resolution to confer Honorary Citizenship to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

City Council of Bologna, the city in the north of Italy, which prides itself to be the home of the oldest University in the Western world, passed a resolution to confer Honorary Citizenship to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has just concluded a 5 day visit to Italy where he was visiting to attend several high level events within the framework of the Milan Expo 2015.

He was a keynote speaker at the Social Enterprise World Forum that took place in Milan from the 1st to the 3rd of July. The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is an international event where social enterprises all over the world to come together and discuss policy and practice, to learn from one another and to network. Over 1,000 delegates from all over the globe are set to descend on the Social Enterprise World Forum organized by the ACRA–CCS foundation of Italy and Social Enterprise UK.

Professor Yunus participated in a panel discussion with Mr. Maurizio Martina. Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry on ways to address global hunger together with Hon Giovanni Melandri former Minister of sports of Italy and President of Human Foundation, Emma Bonino, former foreign minister of Italy and leading Woman activist of Europe. They discussed possible ways to respond to global hunger.

Professor Yunus addressed an event organized by Cariplo Foundation the foundation of largest Italian bank and met separately with is Chairperson Mr Giuseppe Guzzetti to discussion creation of a Social Business Fund which will focus on youth unemployment.

Crossed Twelve Hundred Projects through Social Business Design Lab

The investments into six Nobin Udyokta businesses were announced today at the 92nd Social Business Design Lab. The six young entrepreneurs, who are children of Grameen Bank borrowers, are seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

The investments into six Nobin Udyokta businesses were announced today at the 92nd Social Business Design Lab. The six young entrepreneurs, who are children of Grameen Bank borrowers, are seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

The 92nd Social Business Design Lab took place today 11 July 2015 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium. About 150 participants and observers, from national and international organizations with diverse background attended the program, including a large number of international participants.

The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. He opened the lab with welcoming remarks to the audience including those tuning in via live stream. Professor Yunus explained the process of the Lab, to review and assess social business plans of entrepreneurs. He reported that to date since January 2013, a total of 1260 projects have been presented during last 92 Design Labs of which 1235 projects were approved for investment, and most of these already in operation.

86th Social Business Design Lab Held: Turning Unemployment into Entrepreneurship

The investments into six Nobin Udyokta businesses were announced today at the 86th Social Business Design Lab. Six young entrepreneurs, who are children of Grameen Bank borrowers, are seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Photo: Nasir Ali Mamun / Yunus Centre

The investments into six Nobin Udyokta businesses were announced today at the 86th Social Business Design Lab. Six young entrepreneurs, who are children of Grameen Bank borrowers, are seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Photo: Nasir Ali Mamun / Yunus Centre.

The 86th Social Business Design Lab took place today 22 June 2015 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium. About 150 participants and observers, from national and international organizations with diverse background attended the program, including a large number of international visitors.

The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. He opened the lab with welcoming remarks to the audience including those tuning in via live stream. Professor Yunus explained the process of the Lab, to review and assess social business plans of entrepreneurs. He reported that to date since January 2013, a total of 1175 projects had been presented during 86 labs of which 1150 projects were approved for investment, and most of these already in operation.