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Social Business

Last Updated : 26th June, 2014

Professor Muhammad YunusChairman, Yunus CentreFounder, Grameen Bank (Remarks by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivered at AmCham Luncheon Meeting on July 12, 2011) Thank you Aftab and thank you Gafur! Assalamu Alaikum! First I apologize for being delayed. This is due to the familiar circumstances that are beyond the control of citizens. But these fifteen minutes of delay is not as big a delay compared to five years of delay. Gafur has been very persistent for the last fi...

Growing Up With Two Giants

Last Updated : 26th June, 2014

February 4, 2006 By Professor Muhammad Yunus Happy Birthday to the Daily Star! This is a great occasion to celebrate. Pages of the Daily Star have documented fifteen years of history Bangladesh history. For Bangladeshis this is a period to be proud of. Fifteen years of democracy itself is a great cause of celebration. Now we are at the outset of a new year which is going to be a critical year for Bangladesh democracy. Whole country is abuzz with one single question: Can we hold ...

7th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Last Updated : 26th June, 2014

Johannesburg "Creating a New World: A Dream or a Reality?" by Muhammad Yunus A very good afternoon to everyone. I am deeply honoured and privileged to be invited to deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture here in South Africa. I have been to South Africa many times before, but it is indeed very special to be invited by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to deliver the 7th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture bearing the name of one of the greatest icons of our times. Madiba is not just a...

Egon Zehnder International Speech

Last Updated : 26th June, 2014

Jan 2009New Year ReceptionEgon Zehnder InternationalGuest Speaker: Prof. Muhammad YunusFounder, Grameen BankIntroduction   Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and a warm welcome on behalf of Egon Zehnder International. In a few moments our guest of honor, Professor Muhammad Yunus, will surely inspire us with his speech on a subject which concerns us all. But before I hand over, I would like to thank you for accepting our invitation and for making your way to this event in spi...

British Council Talking Without Borders Lecture

Last Updated : 26th June, 2014

Welcome Lord Kinnock I. Opening Remarks It is a very great pleasure for me, as Chair of the British Council, together with our Chief Executive, Martin Davidson, to welcome you here and also to thank the University of Reading for their kindness in sponsoring the lecture, which is part of a series that we have been organising, together with many other activities, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the British Council. II. British Council Anniversary Series In...

Making Money is Happiness, Making Other People Happy is Super Happiness

Last Updated : 30th June, 2015

'Rock star' Economist Muhammad Yunus Dazzles University of Toronto Audience! (University of Toronto invited Professor Muhammad Yunus at Munk School of Global Affairs on May 30, 2014. Professor Yunus shared his ideas and global experiences on microcredit and Social Business. The huge audience was thrilled and amazed to hear from the global icon. University of Toronto expressed the event as “'Rock star' economist Mohammed Yunus dazzles U of T audience at Munk School discussion”!)&...

Can Wealth Concentration be Stopped?

Last Updated : 2nd April, 2016

Muhammad Yunus Victory of the People Outcome of Cop 21 got me thrilled and inspired.  After 40 years of battle between believers and non-believers finally believers won. They persuaded everyone that the world is in real danger, and we must act collectively. Paris got all the nations, big and small, together to sign on a legally binding agreement to protect the planet from impending climate disaster. Everyday I feel like thanking  all the activists who have gone through an uphill task...

সম্পদ কেন্দ্রীকরণ কি বন্ধ করা সম্ভব? -- মুহাম্মদ ইউনূস

Last Updated : 11th February, 2016

জনগণের বিজয়প্যারিস জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন সম্মেলন ২০১৫-এর ফলাফল আমাকে রোমাঞ্চিত ও আশান্বিত করেছে। চল্লিশ বছর ধরে বিশ্বাসী ও অবিশ্বাসীদের মধ্যে চলা যুদ্ধে শেষ পর্যন্ত বিশ্বাসীদেরই জয় হয়েছে। তা...

Nobel Lecture by Muhammad Yunus, Oslo, December 10, 2006

Last Updated : 8th August, 2016

Nobel Lecture Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Grameen Bank and I are deeply honoured to receive this most prestigious of awards. We are thrilled and overwhelmed by this honour. Since the Nobel Peace Prize was announced, I have received endless messages from around the world, but what moves me most are the calls I get almost daily, from the borrowers of Grameen Bank in remote Bangladeshi villages, who...

Each of You Has The Power To Change The World

Last Updated : 8th August, 2016

Commencement address by Muhammad Yunus MIT's 142nd Commencement June 6, 2008   Good Morning: It as a very special privilege for me to speak at the commencement ceremony of this prestigious institution. What a wonderful feeling to be here today. To be with all of you, some of the brightest minds in the world, right at a moment when you decide the path you will embark on in life. You represent the future of the world. The choices that you will make for yourself will decide the fate of m...

Professor Muhammad Yunus’s Acceptance Speech in the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

Last Updated : 21st August, 2016

Date: 17 April 2013 Venue: Rotunda, Capitol Hill Time: 11:51 hrs-12:07hrs What an amazing experience for any human being. All the beautiful words are spoken about me and my work by the leaders of this great country. I just can't hold my tears. All my life I was trying to tell people what I felt to be important. Trying to draw attention to my thoughts and actions. Today I come to this hall; I get all the attention I can think of. I hear the endorsement in the loudest voice, in the most powerful ...

Keynote speech by Professor Muhammad Yunus at 129th session of International Olympic Committee at Rio

Last Updated : 6th November, 2016

  Introduction by Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee: Good morning,  dear friends and colleagues for this second day of our working session! I hope you have recovered well from yesterdays long meeting, but as I told you it will not be less today and I can already ask you to be as precise as possible today in all the intervention so that we can manage our session well. But first of all I have the great honor and pleasure  to welcome on behalf of all of you P...