Social Business

Screening Camp & an Exclusive Design Lab for Female Entrepreneur

Screening Camp & an Exclusive Design Lab for Female Entrepreneur

15th October, 2017

Grameen Trust (GT) organized a day long program for Screening Camp & Design Lab at Dhamrai unit of Dhaka District under Manikgonj Anchal on September 19, 2017.Screening Camp is the first stage of sharing the idea of Nobin Program with the second generation of Grameen Bank borrowers. This is also a way to indentify potential Nobin Udyokta (New Entrepreneur).Grameen Trust arranged the Screening Camp with Twenty six (26) female entrepreneurs, at Suyapur, Dhamrai. The event was chaired by M...

Grameen America Celebrates its first decade

Grameen America Celebrates its first decade

25th September, 2017

A gala celebration of ten years of Grameen America “A Decade of Empowerment” was held at Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) in New York City on 23 September. Grameen America was set up in 2008 inspired by Nobel Laureate professor Muhammad Yunus  completes its tenth year in 2017. It provides micro-credit to underprivileged women who do not have access to credit for income generating activities, to build a livelihood for themselves. It reached 100,000 women in 12 cities in the U...

Yunus Urges French President to address Rohingya Crisis

Yunus Urges French President to address Rohingya Crisis

20th September, 2017

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus yesterday met French president Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of UN meetings urged him to play an active role as permanent member of the UN Security Council to bring pressure on the Myanmar government to end the Rohingya crisis. They met after the Head of Government Climate Meeting at the United Nation Head Quarter in New York where Professor Yunus was personally invited by President Macron. Professor Yunus thanked President Macron for supporting Banglad...

 Six New Business Launched at  715th  Social Business Design Lab

Six New Business Launched at 715th Social Business Design Lab

14th September, 2017

Press Release The 715th Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place on 14 September 2017 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium with nearly 130 national and international participants from Germany, Nepal, India, Taiwan, Columbia. 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 included two tailoring shops, two handicraft shops, one handloom bus...

An Open Letter by 12 Nobel Laureates and 18 Eminent Global Citizens to United Nations Security Council to end the Rohingya crisis

An Open Letter by 12 Nobel Laureates and 18 Eminent Global Citizens to United Nations Security Council to end the Rohingya crisis

13th September, 2017

Rohingya Crisis is Deteriorating Very FastAN OPEN LETTER TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO INTERVENE TO END THE HUMAN CRISIS IN RAKHINE, MYANMARDate: 13 September, 2017Dear President and Members of the Security Council,Thank you for holding the UNSC meeting on Rohingya crisis most likely on September 13.The human tragedy and crimes against humanity unfolding in the Arakan region of Myanmar need your immediate intervention. This is one of the decisive moments when bold and decisive actions are needed pro...

Pre-Meeting for Social Business Academia Conference 2017 Held at Mirpur

Pre-Meeting for Social Business Academia Conference 2017 Held at Mirpur

30th July, 2017

International Academics Exchanged Ideas on Theoretical Aspects of Social Business30 July, 2017, DhakaPre-meeting of Social Business Academia Conference (SBAC) to be held in Paris on November 8-9, 2017, was held today at Mirpur as a preparation meeting of Paris conference. International academics who came to Bangladesh to attend Social Business Day 2017 attended the meeting. About 120 faculty members from 30 universities around the world attended today’s meeting to discuss about the academi...

Social Business Country Forums Held at Mirpur

Social Business Country Forums Held at Mirpur

29th July, 2017

Academics to Attend Pre Meeting of Social Business Academia Conference tomorrow Participants of Social Business Day   from different countries today assembled separately at their respective country forums  at the headquarter facilities of various social business companies to review their social business initiatives and prepare plans for coming years. This was part of the Social Business Day program as originally planned for the second day program. Countries which held these c...

Programs of Social Business Day 2017 Went Ahead with International Delegates, Arrived for the Conference, Deliberated on Wealth Concentration

Programs of Social Business Day 2017 Went Ahead with International Delegates, Arrived for the Conference, Deliberated on Wealth Concentration

28th July, 2017

 Sessions Live Telecast on Facebook Sessions, scheduled to held at the cancelled 7th Social Business Day (SBD) was held today, participated by foreign guests who already arrived to join the conference, at a conference room of Hotel Le Meridian. The program was supposed to be held at Samajik Convention Centre in Zirabo, Savar, Dhaka with the theme “Can Wealth Concentration be Stopped?”. The announcement of the live telecast of the sessions was sent from Yunus Centre to media with...

Social Business Day 2017 Canceled

Social Business Day 2017 Canceled

27th July, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release(27 july 2017)With a heavy heart we inform you that we are cancelling the 7th international conference organized on 28-29 July 2017 on the occasion of Social Business Day. The conference was to be inaugurated held tomorrow at 9.00 AM at Samajik Convention Centre in Zirabo. The guests and participants invited and registered for the Opening Ceremony and also to participate in the conference are requested to cancel  their plans to attend the conference. We humbly apol...

Social Business Day to be celebrated on July 28-29

Social Business Day to be celebrated on July 28-29

18th July, 2017

2000 Local & Global Participants and Panelists to Deliberate on Wealth ConcentrationThe 7th annual Social Business Day, organized by Yunus Centre, will be held on July 28- 29, 2017. This year’s theme will be “Can Wealth Concentration be Stopped” and will be held at Samajik Convention Centre in Zirabo, Savar, Dhaka. This is a newly built 2000 seat convention centre which will be operated as social business. Social Business Day (SBD) is a platform for sharing experiences in t...

Yunus Teams up with President Macron and Mayor Hidalgo of Paris for the  2024 Olympics

Yunus Teams up with President Macron and Mayor Hidalgo of Paris for the 2024 Olympics

12th July, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (July 12, 2017)Lausanne, Switzerland. July 11 :  President Emmanuel Macron of France,  Mayor Ann Hidalgo of Paris and Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus arrived in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 10 to meet the members of the International Olympic Committee to brief them on the preparations of Paris towards its candidature of holding the Olympics games in 2024.Prior to the official meeting at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee,  P...

Yunus Addresses European Youth Festival Encouraging Youth to Imagine a World they Want

Yunus Addresses European Youth Festival Encouraging Youth to Imagine a World they Want

12th June, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (12 June 2017)Addressed Top French CEOs at VersaillesNobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed the youths at ‘We Love Green’ festival attended by 27,000 young people on 10th June, 2017. He also participated a question answer session on the specially designed ‘Think Tank Stage’. Besides two large stages for music performance, We Love Green 2017 had a Think Tank Stage which was in the middle of the festival this year, where there were disc...

Wealth concentration is a ticking time bomb :Yunus warns members of European Parliament

Wealth concentration is a ticking time bomb :Yunus warns members of European Parliament

10th June, 2017

Yunus Centre Press Release (10 June, 2017)Queen Mathilde of Belgium Hosts lunch for Yunus  And other SDG Advocates at the Royal  Palace.Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed over one hundred members of the European Parliament in Brussels, who assembled to hear him and Erna Solberg , Prime Minister of Norway, and two  other speakers invited by the  European Parliament's parliamentary committee   on international development. Yunus told the parliament memb...

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...

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