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FAO Holds Conference in Rome to Promote Social Business

Yunus Centre Press Release (11 May 2016)

সামাজিক ব্যবসাকে এগিয়ে নিতে রোমে খাদ্য ও কৃষি সংস্থার সম্মেলন

May 10, Rome, Italy:

Nobel Laureate  Professor Muhammad Yunus is seen at the FAO  organized event 'Social Business for Zero Hunger' where he presented the keynote speech as the chief guest. Director General of FAO, Jose Graziano and the Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry, Maurizio Martina are seen besides Professor Yunus.

Professor Yunus was the chief guest at a special event organized by FAO on 'Social Business for Zero Hunger'. The event was organized by Director General of FAO to bring together the top executives of food industry to discuss the supplements role social business can play to achieve zero hunger. The event was addressed by Director General of FAO Jose Graziano who highlighted the role of social business in achieving zero hunger. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus gave the keynote speech at the conference. Professor Yunus pointed out food security was going to be a major challenge in the coming years. Not only providing food everybody will be the issue, it is also important to ensure nutrition for all. We need to find ways to encourage the rural young people to turn themselves into entrepreneurs through social businesses in collaboration with food companies. Exodus of young people can slowed down and stopped ultimately by making rural economy an agro-based economy through intervention of social business.

Yunus receives honorary citizenship in historic Italian city of Pistoia

Yunus Centre Press Release (10 May, 2016)

প্রফেসর ইউনূসকে ইতালীর ঐতিহাসিক পিস্তোইয়া নগরীর সম্মানসূচক নাগরিকত্ব প্রদান।

Pistoia, Italy 10 May:

Photo Caption: Mayor of historic Italian City Pistoia, Samuele Bertinelli conferring honorary citizenship to the Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at a ceremony at the Town Hall of the city which was established in 1200 AD.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was conferred honorary citizenship of Pistoia by the online viagra india Mayor of the nearly 1000 year old Tuscan city. The ceremony took place in the Town Hall which was built in 1200 on the morning of May 10. The event was attended by 300 dignitaries of Pistoia including government officials, business leaders, head of foundations, university representatives, and social entrepreneurs.

The Mayor in his speech said the City was conferring the honorary citizenship for his services to humanity through the creation if microcredit, and social business, to address humanity's problems. Professor Yunus thanked the mayor and the city for conferring on him the honorary citizenship. He said people had the it's cool capability of changing their own lives given the opportunity. About young people, he said we should give them a chance to become entrepreneurs, not chase after scarce jobs. He explained the new entrepreneurs program introduced in Bangladesh which has provided equity capital to 5000 young people in Bangladesh to create businesses, and invited Pistoia to start programs to turn unemployed youth into entrepreneurs. There is currently 35% youth unemployment in Italy.

Yunus Encourages Oxford Youth to imagine a new world and make it happen

Yunus Centre Press Release, 02 may, 2016

ইউনূস অক্সফোর্ডের তরুণদের একটি নতুন বিশ্ব কল্পনা ও তা নির্মাণ করতে উদ্বুদ্ধ করলেন।

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is delivering the 150th Anniversary lecture of the Oxford Guild, the oldest student society in Oxford University, UK.

Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivered the prestigious ‘Lady Margaret Hall Deneke Lecture" On 29 February on the topic of Redesigning Economics to Redesign the World’
Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) was founded in 1878 when Oxford University was not open for women. LMH made it possible for the first time for women to study at Oxford. Hundred years later,  the College began to admit male students as well. LMH is named in honour of Lady Margaret Beaufort, founder of the Tudor dynasty and active.poznan.pl renowned patron of scholarship and learning. 

The first Deneke lecture, instituted by LMH was delivered by Albert Einstein. Lady Margaret Hall continues the tradition to invite the world-renowned thinkers for the lecture is still on. People from around the world including US and continental Europe travel to join the lectures.

Professor Muhammad Yunus Unveils New Book on Social Business

Yunus Centre Press Release (09 May, 2016)

“দ্যা পাওয়ার অফ স্যোশাল বিজনেস” নামে ইংরেজীতে নতুন বইয়ের মোড়ক উন্মোচনে নোবেল বিজয়ী প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূস

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre have unveiled a new book on Social Business titled “The Power of Social Business” on Saturday, 07 May 2016 at the Yunus Centre office.

“The Power of Social Business” a new book in English version on Social Business, was unveiled on Saturday, 7th May 2016 by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Centre office.  MFM Amir Khashru, General Manager of Yunus Centre is the author of the book. The book was published by Monirul Haque of Ananya Prokashoni

Mr. Amir Khashru has worked closely with Professor Muhammad Yunus for a long time and has helped incubate different social businesses along the years. The book covers different topics on social business like: Social business and its chemistry, Grameen Bank and social business, New entrepreneurs, Social business design lab, Social business fund, Social business in global platform and Different Organizations, Actions and www.pferdezucht-kaernten.at programs centering social business. The book would be a useful material for anyone interested to learn the fundamentals of social business and would like to gain an operational insight on it. It would be a good reference book for the social business researchers, academics and teachers.

Before that “Samajik Byobosher Shakti” in Bengali version by Mr. Amir Khashru was unveiled on 29 November 2015 by Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Centre office. The book is available for purchase at all the major book stores in Dhaka.

Agreement Signed to launch Grameen Heng Chang Microcredit company in Beijing

Press Release (23 April, 2016)

বেইজিংয়ে গ্রামীণ হেং চ্যাং ক্ষুদ্রঋণ কোম্পানী প্রতিষ্ঠার লক্ষ্যে চুক্তি স্বাক্ষর

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 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.

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