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  Yunus Center signs MoU with Dr BR Ambedkar University, Andhra Pradesh

Yunus Center signs MoU with Dr BR Ambedkar University, Andhra Pradesh

2nd January, 2018

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr. BR Ambedkar University (BRAU), located in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh on 27 December, 2017The MoU was signed during the centenary conference of the Indian Economic Association at Acharya Nagarjuna University. Vice Chancellor of BRAU signed the MoU with Founder of Yunus Social Business Center (YSBC) in the presence of Minister of Human Resources Development in Andhra Pradesh in India, Mr. Ganta Srinivasa Ra...

Muhammad Yunus Attends Centenary Conference of Indian Economic Association (IEA) As Guest of Honour

Muhammad Yunus Attends Centenary Conference of Indian Economic Association (IEA) As Guest of Honour

28th December, 2017

Press Release (28 December, 2017)President of India Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates the ConferenceNobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was invited as Guest of honour at the 100th conference of Indian Economic Association (IEA) on December 27, 2017 in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He was invited at the historic centenary conference of IEA, which was established in 1917. He will give a special lecture for the economists on December 28.President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the conference as the c...

Second Graduation Ceremony of Japan-Automechanic School

Second Graduation Ceremony of Japan-Automechanic School

19th December, 2017

Sixteen Children of Grameen Borrowers Graduates this YearThe 2nd graduation ceremony of Japan Automechanic School Ltd. took place on December 18th, 2017 with 16 students graduating as automechanics. All graduates are children of Grameen Bank borrowers.  Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus presided over the graduation ceremony. Mr Hirao Tsuneaki, Managing Director of Japan Automechanic Limited (JAL) and others were present at the graduation ceremony.The School started operations in Janua...

70 NURSES GRADUATES FROM GRAMEEN CALEDONIAN NURSING COLLEGE

70 NURSES GRADUATES FROM GRAMEEN CALEDONIAN NURSING COLLEGE

17th December, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (17 december, 2017)The sixth graduation ceremony Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) was held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at with 70 students graduating nursing diplomas. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus presided over the graduation ceremony. Mr Frank Crossan, Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland & Consultant, GCCN represented Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University at the graduation ceremony. All the girls are daughters of Gra...

YUNUS URGES FOR BUILDING CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT

YUNUS URGES FOR BUILDING CIRCULAR ECONOMY AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT

14th December, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (14 December, 2017)Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus urged the global community towards building circular economy as way forward to tackle the climate change challenges at the ‘One Planet Summit’ in France. Professor Yunus made these remarks during the plenary session of the conference which was organized in the second anniversary of the adoption of the historic Paris climate agreement; the President of France Emmanuel Macron hosted a wide array of pu...

 Leading Swiss Technology University and Yunus Centre to Collaborate

Leading Swiss Technology University and Yunus Centre to Collaborate

13th December, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (13 December, 2017)Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus gave a public lecture in a packed hall at the prestigious Swiss University École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Professor Yunus was at the university for formal launching of the Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) at the university.EPFL is a university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specializes in natural sciences and engineering funded by federal government. It is widely regard...

Yunus Launches Social Business Initiative to Link Sports to Address Social Problems

Yunus Launches Social Business Initiative to Link Sports to Address Social Problems

10th December, 2017

An MOU was signed in Monaco between Yunus Centre, Grameen Creative Lab based in Germany and Sports and Peace foundation, an international organization based in Monaco, to help sports world to address social problems around the world through social business.The agreement was signed by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Hans Reitz co-Founder of Grameen Creative Lab, based in Germany and Joel Bouzou, President of the World Olympians Association and President of Peace and Sports Foundation in ...

 Yunus Addresses Japan Science Congress

Yunus Addresses Japan Science Congress

27th November, 2017

Nobel Laureate Professor  Muhammad Yunus gave the keynote address at the Japan Science Congress organised by Japan Science Technology  Agency (JST), the government agency for guiding and financing the national science and technology program.  The president of JST Professor Michinari Hamaguchi invited Professor Yunus to give his views on how to strengthen scientific research towards achieving social goals.In his speech, Professor Yunus asked the scientists to rethink the goal of re...

Yunus Calls on Indian Tribal Youth to Become Entrepreneurs

Yunus Calls on Indian Tribal Youth to Become Entrepreneurs

22nd November, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (22 November, 2017)Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus said that education system needs to change and encourage entrepreneurship over seeking job offers. He was addressing a house packed with tribal youth from all over India, activists and scholars at an event in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand in India at the concluding day of Samvaad - Tata Steel's signature event to encourage dialogues and discussions on the essence of being tribal. The event was held in Jamshedpur between November...

Yunus Draws Attention to Danger of Wealth Concentration to UK Audience

Yunus Draws Attention to Danger of Wealth Concentration to UK Audience

16th November, 2017

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was in the United Kingdom for four days for events organized around his new book "A World of Three Zeroes" which focusses on how we can create a world of zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions. The first stop of the tour was at the London School of Economics where he was invited by the Director Minouche Shafik to deliver a public lecture on the theme of three zeroes. He addressed an audience of 500 students and academics in the Old T...

Yunus addresses Vatican Summit on Nuclear Disarmament

Yunus addresses Vatican Summit on Nuclear Disarmament

12th November, 2017

On November 10, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed the Summit on Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament organized by Pope Francis during the opening session. He drew attention to the twin insanity of nuclear weapons with the potential to destroy the world many times over, virtually at the press of a single button and the insanity of our economic system that is concentrating all the wealth in just a few hands. He discussed how the capitalist...

"Social business is our future, social business is for saving humanity and the planet" - Mayor Ann Hidalgo of Paris

"Social business is our future, social business is for saving humanity and the planet" - Mayor Ann Hidalgo of Paris

11th November, 2017

Mayor Ann Hidalgo and Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus together officially launched Social Business House Les Canaux on Thursday November 9. The Mayor had announced last year in a press conference held jointly with Prefessor Yunus that the historical building Les Cannaux will be dedicated to become  the  the home of social business and the social economy for Paris.   During the launching ceremony Deputy Prime  Minister of France and Environment Minister Nicolas Hu...

Social Business Academia Conference (SBAC) 2017 Opens In Paris

Social Business Academia Conference (SBAC) 2017 Opens In Paris

9th November, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (09 November 2017)As part of the ongoing Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) 2017, two-day Social Business Academia Conference (SBAC) 2017 has started on 8 November in Paris which is being held at International University Campus Paris (Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris). This is the fifth edition of SBAC. Last year, the fourth edition of the conference was held at HEC Paris.After the welcome speech by Ms. Carine Camby from Cité Internationale Un...

Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) Kicks off in Paris

Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) Kicks off in Paris

6th November, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (06 November 2017)Paris (France), November 6, 2017–  The 8th annual Global Social Business Summit(GSBS) kicks off today in Paris for the first time bringing together more than 700 delegates from around the world. Participants came from the private sector, civil society, governments and academia, the event will foster discussion, collaboration and the sharing of best practices around social business and its positive impact.While inaugurating the summit, Paris...

The 8thGlobal Social Business Summit (GSBS) will bring together public, private and social partners in Paris to tackle some the world’s most pressing needs through social business

The 8thGlobal Social Business Summit (GSBS) will bring together public, private and social partners in Paris to tackle some the world’s most pressing needs through social business

1st November, 2017

Organized by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus and the City of Paris, this year’s edition, entitled ‘New Wave of Hope!’ will focus on 4 key themes: Food and its Value, Plastic Pollution, Solidarity and Refugees, and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.Date: 6th - 7th November 2017Location: Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (14th arrondissement)Paris (France), October 31, 2016–For the first time since its creation, the annual Global Social Busin...

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