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Sixteen Thousand New Youth Entrepreneur Funded

Sixteen Thousand New Youth Entrepreneur Funded

17th May, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (17 May, 017)Six New Business Launched at  583rd Social Business Design LabThe 583rd  Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on 17th May 2017 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium with nearly 150 national and international participants from India, Japan, USA, Brazil and Singapore. The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.Six new Nobin Udyokta (or New Entrepreneur) business plans were presented at today's Lab. The...

G 20 Initiative on Zero Hunger :  German Minister Launches  'Berlin Charter" with Yunus

G 20 Initiative on Zero Hunger : German Minister Launches 'Berlin Charter" with Yunus

30th April, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (30 April, 2017)Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus joined German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, in launching the "Berlin Charter" on "One World No Hunger : Future  of the Rural World"  at the conclusion of a conference held in Berlin on April 28-29.  This conference was held at the end of a series of meetings to draft the Berlin Charter which will be presented at the upcoming G 20 Summit for its adopt...

Yunus presides over AGFUND Advisory Council meeting in Geneva

Yunus presides over AGFUND Advisory Council meeting in Geneva

23rd April, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (23 April, 2017)Fourteen new Banks for the Poor to be established in Fourteen West and Central African countriesAGFUND's Third Advisory Council Meeting took place on April 19 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. It was presided over by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and attended by international experts in micro-​finance, CEOs of AGFUND Banks for the Poor, businessmen and others. The council is meant to advice on strategic planning on development issues. ...

Yunus Centre arranges Khazanah Scholarship for six Bangladeshi students

Yunus Centre arranges Khazanah Scholarship for six Bangladeshi students

19th April, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (19 April, 2017)Six Bangladeshi students received scholarships for pursuing graduate and postgraduate programs at foreign universities under the Khazanah Scholarship Program facilitated by Yunus Centre this year. Among the awardees 5 have been chosen for scholarships ​in  Malaysian Universities and 1 has been chosen for a global scholarship in Cambridge University​ and  ​University of California at Berkeley.The assessments for Khazanah Scholarship Progr...

Australians Moving Ahead With Yunus In Implementing Social Businesses

Australians Moving Ahead With Yunus In Implementing Social Businesses

8th April, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (08 April 2017)Ministers, leaders of indigenous communities and Business Leaders looking forward to concrete actionsMelbourne 7 April 2017Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is in Australia to attend the first ever Australasian Social Business Forum in Melbourne and to hold a series of meetings with ministers, top government officials, business leaders, universities and media in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, to discuss social business as a way to tackle social ch...

Yunus Urges to Build a World of Hope

Yunus Urges to Build a World of Hope

2nd April, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (April 02, 2017) Paris wants to be the global capital of social businessNobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was invited by Mayor Ann Hidalgo to Paris as chief guest at the Impact 2 conference at the Paris Town Hall on March 30, also to present this year's Impact 2 Woman Entrepreneur Award at the event.In her opening speech at the conference Mayor Hidalgo thanked Professor Yunus for his life's work and example, and explained how they wished to build Paris as a ...

 531st Social Business Design Lab Held

531st Social Business Design Lab Held

27th March, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (27 March 2017)Social Business Course Launched at Daffodil UniversityThe 531st Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on 27th March 2017 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium with nearly 150 national and international participants from India, Nepal, Malaysia and France. The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Six new Nobin Udyokta (or New Entrepreneur) business plans were presented at today's Lab. The business plans...

Yunus Discusses Social Business Collaboration with Dominican Republic Vice President

Yunus Discusses Social Business Collaboration with Dominican Republic Vice President

17th March, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (17 March, 2017)Proposes Social Business Solution to Tackle Plastic Particles in Food ChainVice- President of the Dominican Republic, Dr Margaret Fernandez had a meeting with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Presidential Palace on March 16, 2017. During his meeting with the Caribbean country's vice president, Professor Yunus discussed issues of youth unemployment, women entrepreneurship, reforestation, entrepreneurship and marketing of rurally produced pr...

 Yunus Honoured by PSG Handball Club of Paris for Supporting Athletes and Sports World with Social Business

Yunus Honoured by PSG Handball Club of Paris for Supporting Athletes and Sports World with Social Business

13th March, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (13 March, 2017)Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was invited by celebrated Paris Saint-Germain Handball Club (PSG Handball club) of Paris to watch the European Championship match against Kiel Club of Germany on March 12 as their honoured guest. PSG had been six times European Handball Champion.Professor Yunus enjoyed the match which was easily won by PSG. Professor Yunus was invited by the club to meet the players at the end of the game to take pictures and was ...

Yunus and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo launches French Social Business Initiatives

Yunus and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo launches French Social Business Initiatives

12th March, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (12 March, 2017)Paris Sets Vision of Inclusion and Innovation Ahead of Paris 2024 Olympic BidNobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo joined 100 of France’s leading social business entrepreneurs and organisations at Paris’ City Hall on March 10, 2017 to explore innovative ways to make the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games the most inclusive ever.The event, which was also attended by Paris Olympic 2024 CEO Etienne Thob...

Professor Muhammad Yunus Unveils Book on Social Business

Professor Muhammad Yunus Unveils Book on Social Business

7th March, 2017

Press Release (6 March, 2017)A new book on Social Business,“Samajik Byobosher Onneshon” was unveiled on Monday, 6th March 2017 by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at the Yunus Centre.  MFM Amir Khashru, General Manager of Yunus Centre is the author of the book. The book was published by Monirul Haque of Ananya Prokashoni. English version of the book is also expected to hit the bookstands later this year.Mr. Amir Khashru has worked closely with Professor Muhammad Yunus for...

 Grameen China and Zhongyuan Bank launch 6 branch Grameen microcredit program in Henan, China

Grameen China and Zhongyuan Bank launch 6 branch Grameen microcredit program in Henan, China

2nd March, 2017

Press ReleaseNobel Laureate Professor Muhamamd Yunus was the chief guest at a high level launch event of a six branch Grameen style microcredit program in Henan Province, China on February 26 which is a collaboration between Henan commercial bank Zhongyuan Bank and Grameen China to bring much needed financial services to the rural poor in that province. Zhongyuan Bank is a new bank in Henan that was created in 2014 but last year posted a profit of US$ 3 billion. The bank which will finance the l...

Yunus advises China to follow different development path to avoid wealth concentration in the hands of the few

Yunus advises China to follow different development path to avoid wealth concentration in the hands of the few

28th February, 2017

Caption:Top executives of key financial institutions of China with Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus in Beijing. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus launched Yunus Social Business Centre at Renmin University in China (RUC) on 26 February. A leading university in China in the field of social sciences, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017, is the first Beijing based university that has established a Yunus Social Business Center. The purpose of the center is to spread th...

Professor Yunus addresses healthcare and ageing in Tokyo, at International Social Business Forum in Japan

Professor Yunus addresses healthcare and ageing in Tokyo, at International Social Business Forum in Japan

22nd February, 2017

 Tokyo Governor Seeks Yunus' Advice for 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic and women entrepreneurship in TokyoNobel Laureate Professor Yunus discussed how social business can offer innovative solutions to healthcare issues related to Japan's aging population while delivering the keynote speech at the first social business International Conference on Healthcare, SDGs, as chief guest organized by Kyushu University and Asahi Newspaper on February 21st, 2017 held at Asahi Hamarikyu Hall, Tokyo, Japan. P...