Registration now open for Lecture 03 of YSBC Web Lecture Series

The upcoming session of YSBC Web Lecture Series is on 25 September 2020 at 8.00 pm GMT +6. Ms. Andrea Jung, CEO of Grameen America will address “Grameen America and the Future of Microcredit in the USA,” moderated by Dr. Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot, Director of MSc in Sustainable Development at... ...read more

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Professor Yunus has been promoting the concept of Grameen social businesses for a long time with the belief that this model will address the problems unresolved by the present capitalist system. Social business is a Non-dividend Company, which returns the investor’s money over time and is entirely dedicated to achieving social goals. The ultimate goal of Yunus Centre is to send poverty to museums. It strives to engage students, individuals and organizations in the social business movement through workshops, internships programs, immersion programs, projects, etc. to achieve the goal.
Immersion Program

The Immersion Program is a one-month intensive program, which aims to provide young minds with an opportunity to learn about the concept of social business, as well as the philosophy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

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EXPOSURE VISIT

Since October 2006, when Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize, local and international interest in Professor Yunus' work has continuously increased. In order to address this ever-growing attention, .

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Yunus Centre Internship

Being the global centre of excellence for social business incubation, Yunus Centre aims to involve brilliant young minds from all over the world to study on social business ideas. The internship program allows interns to gain valuable insights on Professor Yunus’ philosophy.

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Yunus Centre -Global Hub for Social Business

Who we are

Since October 2006, when Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize, local and international interest in Professor Yunus' work has continuously increased. In order to addr

What we do

The Yunus Centre's activities include, but certainly are not limited to, the following:Poverty-Free World CampaignProfessor Yunus has long said that poverty is an unnecessary imposed by society on peo

Social Business

What is social business?

A social business is a non-dividend business whose aim is to solve a social problem through business methods. It is different from both a traditional personal profit-making business and a not-for-profit organization.

All profits from operation of the business must go toward achieving one or more social objectives in addition to covering costs of the company. No personal gain is desired by its investors. A social business can address problems such as providing healthcare, housing, and financial services for the poor, nutrition for malnourished children, providing safe drinking water, introducing renewable energy and much more in a business way.

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20 September 2020

Registration now open for Lecture 03 of YSBC Web Lecture Series

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22 August 2020

Registration now open for Lecture 02 of YSBC Web Lecture Series

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Grameen America Inc. receives $25 million grant from MacKenzie Scott

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WHO WILL INVEST IN SOCIAL BUSINESS? WHY?

Social business is based on the intrinsic desire of self-sacrifice that resides in all human being for the promotion of well-being of its own species, all living beings, and the planet. Given opportunity, most people who can afford it will choose to invest in social business. In addition, institutions, foundations, businesses, governments, donors agencies, any entity which is involved in investment or charity will invest in social business.

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