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Professor Yunus launches $ 4.5 Million Social Business Fund in Mexico, visits Grameen Microcredit Program in Oaxaca

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has been on a three day visit to Mexico from 17-20 July. He visited Veracruz, third richest state of Mexico , at the invitation of the Governor of the state, Javier Duarte de Ochoa.The Governor organized an open air gala event at the historical spot at the port area where […]

Nobel Peace laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has termed the youth of today as the most powerful generation in human history, who can make the impossible possible and create a new world. “Get ready to make all the impossible possible. You can create a new world, which no other generation could do, because you are supermen, […]

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Prof Yunus, international experts celebrate successes on Social Business Day When Prof Muhammad Yunus came up with the idea of social business a few years ago, many conventional businesses and economic experts raised eyebrows, expressing doubt whether it would ever work. Although the theory is yet to offer widespread successes in terms of actions, the […]

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Speakers at a discussion Friday urged the world community to acquaint the people with the spirit of Grameen Bank (GB) as it is an ideal model of social business (SB). They also said though microfinance is a small initiative aimed at eradicating poverty, it has proved a big success before the world community thanks to […]

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Nobel laureate and social activist Muhammad Yunus has asked western consumers and businesses to help reform Bangladesh’s booming but unregulated garment industry after the deaths of more than 1,000 people last month in the collapse of a factory on the outskirts of its capital Dhaka. Writing in the Guardian in his first major intervention since […]

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Muhammad Yunus THE Savar tragedy is a symbol of our failure as a nation. The crack in Rana Plaza that caused the collapse of the building has only shown us that if we don’t face up to the cracks in our state systems, we as a nation will get lost in the debris of the […]

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Written by: The Bangladesh Chronicle Wednesday April17, 2013 – U.S. Congressional Gold Medal CLICK HERE TO VIEW COMMEMORATIVE BROCHURE Yesterday, in a ceremony at the United States Capitol, Congressional leaders presented the founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his “efforts to combat global poverty.”  The award […]

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Prof Muhammad Yunus. Photo: Yunus Centre Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus will receive Congressional Gold Medal, the United States’ highest civilian award, on Wednesday, according to the Yunus Centre. The Bangladeshi microcredit pioneer will be given the honor at a joint session of the US Congress in its capital, Washington DC. John Boehner, Speaker of […]

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Dr. Munir Quddus Speaker John Boehner’s office announced that Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, and the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Peace will be formally awarded the Congressional Gold medal in a historic and glittering ceremony to be held on the US State Capital on April 17, 2013. Since the American Revolution in […]

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By Maria Saporta Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus would like to set up a Grameen Bank (which means village bank) in Atlanta. All he needs is for someone to champion the effort to provide $6 million over four years to help create a self-sustaining bank that will offer micro-loans to the poor and give […]

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