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Yunus Social Business Centre at University of New South Wales

Yunus Social Business Centre at University of New South Wales

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Professor Les Field, Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University are seen holding up MOU signed between Yunus Centre and University of New South Wales on October 10 to set up Yunus Social Business Centre at the University in Sydney.

 

 

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus visited Australia between October 8, 2014 to October 11, 2014. Professor Yunus was invited as the Chief Guest at the 10th Annual Conference of the Bangladeshi Architects in Australia. This year’s conference theme was to ascertain ways of having a more socially responsible role for architects. The conference was held on October 9, 2014 at the Syndey Opera House. Speakers in the event included, honorable senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services. The senator read out a message from the Prime Minister of Australia, honorable Tony Abbott MP welcoming Professor Yunus to Australia and thanking him for his initiatives in eradicating poverty worldwide. The organizers also hosted a dinner in Canberra which was attended by Australian parliamentarians, ministers, diplomats, academics and professionals from the Bangladesh community.

During Professor Yunus visit to Sydney an announcement was made by University of New South Wales of the opening of Yunus Social Business Centre at the university. An MOU was signed between Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Professor Les Field, Vice President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales to this effect. The centre will work on promoting the social business concept as well as its practice as a way to tackle social problems. While at UNSW, Professor Yunus participated at a round table discussion organized by Impact Investing Australia, Centre for Social Impact at UNSW.

Women at the center of economic activity

In the last 60 years or so, we have seen capitalism reach its peak. We have seen the socialist economies fall away and move rapidly toward capitalism. This has undoubtedly brought unprecedented wealth and prosperity in many parts of the world and to many people. At the same time, millions if not billions, have been left behind.

We have seen the deep financial crises grip world economy since 2008 and we have seen huge numbers of people becoming unemployed even in the so-called prosperous countries of the West.

These crises and the resulting social problems starkly show-up the failings of the global capitalist system. I believe these crises give us an opportunity to design things for the better.

Yunus promotes Altanta as City of Peace

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Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus Ambassador Andrew Young, Laura Turner Seydel, Nathan Deal, Governor of State of Georgia, Jonathan Granoff, President of Global Security Institute, David Ives, President of Albert Schweitzer Institute and other luminaries at the Gala Celebration for World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureate 2014 in Atlanta on 28 September 2014.

 

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was in Atlanta, Georgia from September 27-29, 2014 to lead and participate in the preparatory Gala for World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates 2015 announcing that Atlanta will host the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in 2015. President Jimmy Carter and Professor Yunus are the co-hosts and CNN Founder Ted Turner is the Honorary Chair for the Atlanta Summit.

Women at the center of our economic activity

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A beneficiary of a microfinance project in Vietnam. Grameen Bank, a social business that makes microcredit available, proved that women are bankable.

 

In the past 60 years or so, we have seen capitalism reach its peak. We have seen the socialist economies fall away and move rapidly toward capitalism. This has undoubtedly brought unprecedented wealth and prosperity in many parts of the world and to many people. At the same time, millions — if not billions — have been left behind.

ISB alumni win Hult Prize; $1 million funding from Clinton Global Initiative

ISB alumni win Hult Prize

(The prize was given away by former US president Bill Clinton and Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank in New York last evening.)

A group of five alumni from the Indian School of Business (ISB) has won the prestigious Hult Prize and a $1 million funding support from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).
The prize was given away by former US president Bill Clinton and Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank in New York last evening.