Interview

An Interview with the 'Banker to the Poor' Muhammad Yunus

Last Updated : 1st November, 2016

 Published on - March 13, 2010This week I interviewed a banker who only lends money to people with no job, no assets, no income and no education – oh, and only women too.I was at a charity do in honour of Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, otherwise known as the “banker to the poor” (and one of my all-time heroes).It was a long and broad-ranging interview. Here are some of the things he had to say:“Like skeletons – just skin and bones.” Th...

Interview with Muhammad Yunus : His vision of social business

Last Updated : 10th June, 2015

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize (2006), sometimes called the "banker of the poor" and founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, dedicated to microcredit, now chairs the Yunus Centre to raise funds and provide guidance in social business to countries in the North as in the South.Having established structures of social business with many Western companies, Mr Yunus is convinced that his concept based on the principle of "no loss, no dividends" is a new capitalist road, more humane and balanced, a t...

Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the World's Poorest Citizens, Makes His Case

Last Updated : 1st November, 2016

Published on - March 09, 2005Last year, a panel of judges from Wharton joined with Nightly Business Report, the most-watched daily business program on U.S. television, to name the 25 most influential business people of the last 25 years. On that list was Muhammad Yunus, managing director of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and a pioneer in the practice of microcredit lending. Grameen Bank received formal recognition as a private independent bank in 1983 and, as of this month, had dispersed close to $5...

'We are all entrepreneurs': Muhammad Yunus on changing the world, one microloan at a time

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Published in: www.theguardian.comPublished Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017 03.56 BSTThe Nobel peace prize laureate will be in Australia to discuss why fostering entrepreneurship is even more important in the age of automation Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi economist, microfinancing pioneer and founder of the grassroots Grameen Bank, has not been resting on his laurels since wining the Nobel peace prize in 2006.For one thing, he has expanded his concept to developed countries via Yunus Social...

Existing banks serve to rich, not to poor people

Last Updated : 6th December, 2016

Published by: The AsiaNPublished Date: 24 November, 2016Prof. Muhammad Yunus is an extraordinary person who created a totally different perspective for social inequality. He is an intellectual, benevolent, banker, social entrepreneur, economist, and civil society leader as well as being an inventor of vital economic terms for poor people. His great initiative, the Grameen Bank helped poor people and gave a chance to them to be investors. In 2006, the bank and its founder, Muhammad Yunus, were jo...

World's growing inequality is 'ticking time bomb': Nobel laureate Yunus

Last Updated : 1st December, 2016

Published Date: Wed Nov 30, 2016Published By: ReutersSource: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-women-conference-inequality-idUSKBN13Q2ZJ By Astrid ZweynertNobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus addresses the Hult Prize Award Dinner during the Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew KellyLONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The widening gap between rich and poor around the world is a "ticking time bomb" threatening to explode into social ...

I came to believe that credit is a human right

Last Updated : 10th June, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Muhammad Yunus part of team working to bring down other wallsImage Credit: Gulf News ArchivesDr Younus is among a group of eminent ersonalities in the UN Millennium Development Goals advocacy group.To galvanise support for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the advocacy group in June 2010.A group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of these goals, i...

Bandhan may lose its small loan focus after becoming a bank: Muhammad Yunus' Interview with Live Mint

Last Updated : 10th June, 2015

Muhammad Yunus | Bandhan may lose its small loan focus after becoming a bankThe Nobel laureate and founder of microfinance pioneer Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank says MFIs in India could be greedy and tapping the capital market or raising loans from private equity funds is a bad ideaMumbai: Muhammad Yunus , Nobel laureate and founder of microfinance pioneer Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank, said it is doubtful whether India’s largest microfinance institution (MFI) Bandhan Financial Service...

Prof Yunus calls to redesign economy to redesign world – Exclusive Interview

Last Updated : 16th March, 2016

   published on 07/03/2016 KUWAIT: In an exclusive interview with Kuwait Times prior to his arrival in Kuwait, Dr Muhammad Yunus discusses his views on the global economy and the growth of microfinance in the Middle East. Some excerpts:KUWAIT TIMES: You will be speaking at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce on redesigning economics to redesign the world. What do you mean by this?Professor Yunus: One of the issues I keep raising is that the problems we have created around the world for...

Yunus as nonviolent revolutionary activist

Last Updated : 20th March, 2016

Source: www.pressenza.com, Published Date: 20.03.2016, Author: Leopoldo SalmasoYunus at Abu Dhabi Summit (Image by Leopoldo Salmaso)20.03.2016 - Leopoldo SalmasoWorldwide, Microcredit is associated with the name of charismatic Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace laureate together with Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank: “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below… Lasting peace cannot be achieved if large populations cannot find the way to escape the grip of po...

The man behind a quiet revolution

Last Updated : 6th September, 2016

Published By: www.nationmultimedia.com ThailandSource: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/The-man-behind-a-quiet-revolution-30294361.htmlExclusive InterviewThe Nation September 4, 2016 1:00 amNation Multimedia Group editorial board adviser Suthichai Yoon talks with 2006 Nobel laureate and microcredit pioneer Muhammad Yunus, the architect of a movement sweeping through Fortune 500 companies, and a ‘Three Zeros’ action plan to preserve the world for future generationsRecognised gl...

Paving the Way Out of Poverty

Last Updated : 6th December, 2016

Published by: TimePublished Date: 13 October, 2006By Ishaan Tharoor As the proverb goes, Muhammad Yunus taught Bangladesh how to fish. Beginning only with $27, the 66-year-old former economics professor from Chittagong built an institution which uplifted impoverished millions in his country and, if you listen to him, portends the end of global poverty. His Grameen Bank—which is named after the Bengali word for "village"—extended credit to rural poor, empowering entire commu...

The Greatest Happiness of Muhammad Yunus or: Throw Out the Old System

Last Updated : 28th November, 2016

 Solving Human ProblemsIn his four-decade journey from microfinance to social business, 75-year-old Bangladeshi economist and banker Muhammad Yunus learned how small steps to solve problems become ‘mighty rivers’ of sustainability that can spread across the world. He won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 in recognition of his success in creating a bank for the poor.Professor Yunus, most of our readers know you as the founder of Grameen Bank and as the 2006 Nobel Laureate. What has cha...

Muhammad Yunus on the Arab Spring, Global Change, and the Real Opportunity at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Last Updated : 6th December, 2016

Published by: Knowledge@WhartonPublished Date: 29 May, 2012 A Nobel Peace Prize winner and the founder of Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus has dedicated much of his life to helping the poorest in developing countries. The former economist is now traveling the world, promoting an idea for a new economic model that he calls social business.The emphasis of social business, Yunus says, is not on making money, but rather unleashing human capability and valuing human creativity. Of all the natur...

Interview with Muhammad Yunus : his vision of social business

Last Updated : 1st November, 2016

Published on - August 7, 2014 Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize (2006), sometimes called the "banker of the poor" and founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, dedicated to microcredit, now chairs the Yunus Centre to raise funds and provide guidance in social business to countries in the North as in the South. Having established structures of social business with many Western companies, Mr Yunus is convinced that his concept based on the principle of "no loss, no dividends" is a new capitalist ro...

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