Social Business

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...

Muhammad Yunus Delivers Griffith Lecture

25th April, 2017

 Professor Muhammad Yunus has delivered a passionate 2017 Griffith Lecture at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre.The Bangledeshi economist and micro-finance pioneer concluded his short speaking tour of Australasia at Griffith’s South Bank campus with the annual Griffith Lecture, his sole Queensland appearance.Professor Yunus has been on a mission to educate the world on the benefits of social business since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.The 76 year-old captivate...

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...

Yunus Centre Rejoinder on Allegations Regarding Padma Bridge, Tax Evasion and Illegal Money Transfer Abroad

Yunus Centre Rejoinder on Allegations Regarding Padma Bridge, Tax Evasion and Illegal Money Transfer Abroad

16th February, 2017

16 February, 2017In the last several days there have been strong accusations made against Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus by the top lawmakers of the country including the Honorable Prime Minister, her son, ICT Advisor to the PM, as well as a number of Ministers and Members of Parliament through posts on Facebook, on the floor of the Parliament, at press conference as well as in policy meetings, where he has been accused in harshest language and terms of being behind creating false alleg...

Yunus Centre Rejoinder on Allegations Regarding Padma Bridge, Tax Evasion and Illegal Money Transfer Abroad

16th February, 2017

16 February, 2016In the last several days there have been strong accusations made against Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus by the top lawmakers of the country including the Honorable Prime Minister, her son, ICT Advisor to the PM, as well as a number of Ministers and Members of Parliament through posts on Facebook, on the floor of the Parliament, at press conference as well as in policy meetings, where he has been accused in harshest language and terms of being behind creating false alleg...

Training Program on Nobin Udyokta Program Operations

Training Program on Nobin Udyokta Program Operations

1st February, 2017

A 3-day Training Program was held on the operations of Nobin Udyokta-NU (New Entrepreneur) Program under Social Business, at the Social Business Learning Centre (SBLC) of Grameen Telecom Trust (GTT). Twenty-Three (23) field officers, One (1) officer from Internal Audit Department and One (1) officer from Finance and Accounts Department participated in this program which took place from 29 January to 31 January, 2017. The program was based on the various aspects of NU program operation especially...

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