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Women at the center of our economic activity

Women-at-the-center-of-our-economic-activity

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.

Yunus promotes Altanta as City of Peace

Yunus-promotes-Altanta-as-City-of-Peace

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.

Design lab Held to turn Unemployment into Entrepreneurship

Design lab Held to turn Unemployment into Entrepreneurship

Iti Begum, a 31 year year old daughter of Grameen Bank borrower of 10 years, presenting her business plan for setting up a dairy farm. She has experience of dairy farming and now wanted to set up her own business with an investment of Tk 3,07,000

 The 30th Social Business Design Lab took place on 17 September 2014 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium. Over 120 participants and observers from national and international organizations with diverse background attended the program.

The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. He opened the lab by welcoming the guests including those participating from 70 other countries via live stream.

Professor Yunus then provided an update on the projects presented at the lab so far. He reported that out of a total of 357 projects presented in the earlier 29 design labs, 335 projects were approved for investment; most of them are already in operation.

 

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.

Yunus Opens Microcredit Summit in Mexico

Yunus Opens Microcredit Summit in Mexico

Photo caption: (From left to right) Professor Muhammad Yunus, Federal Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and Governor of the State of Yucatan Rolando Rodrigo Zapata Bello with the micro credit borrowers from a government sponsored program of Yucatan, Mexico. The ceremony was organized in honor of Yunus, father of microcredit.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed the opening ceremony of 17th Microcredit Summit in Merida, Mexico from September 3-5, 2014. The program focused on the theme “Generation Next: Innovations in Micro-finance.” The program was held in Merida, the capital of Yucatan state, located in the heartland of the Mayan civilization with the support of the Ministry of Economy (Mexico) and its national micro-enterprise financing program (PRONAFIM).

The Summit was opened by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Mexican Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and Yucatan Governor Rolando Rodrigo Zapata Bello.