Yunus Centre protests baseless news on Professor Muhammad Yunus’s “participation” in a BNP demonstration There are some reports in the press that Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has "participated" in a BNP demonstration in New York. This is co

There are some reports in the press that Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has "participated" in a BNP demonstration in New York. This is completely baseless.

Professor Yunus was walking on sept 27 on the New York streets near UN to go from one meeting to the next. On the way he passed through a crowd who were demonstrating. He continued his walk to reach his destination where an audience was waiting for him to hear him speak.

Muhammad Yunus ranked #3 in Salt Magazine’s list of the top 100 Compassionate Business Leaders

A new publication called Salt, published from United Kingdom (UK) motivated by the hope that businesses will play a key role in shaping a better world, has released its first Top 100 Compassionate Leaders List. Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and pioneer of microcredit rated #3 in Salt Magazine’s list of the top 100 Compassionate Business Innovators. In its citation, Salt Magazine said “Yunus regards credit as a vital human right, and has given millions of people access to the banking system”.

First and second on the list are: Paul Polman and Richard Branson. Among those prominent in the list are: Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, Larry Page , Ted Turner, Warren Buffett, Tim Cook and Elon Musk among many others.
The list considered sustainability, innovation, compassion and impact — and mostly features names you’ve come to expect on such a list. Individuals were evaluated based on their demonstrated leadership in terms of renewable energy, resource conservation, agriculture, and social and economic sustainability. Additional criteria included whether they had pioneered ideas within their industry, created a company that transcends the standard business paradigm, and how many lives they have changed.

Previously In 2008, Professor Yunus was rated #2 in Foreign Policy magazine's list of the 'Top 100 Global Thinkers' and in 2012 Yunus was named by Fortune Magazine as one of 12 greatest entrepreneurs of the current era.

For details please see the following link:
http://www.wearesalt.org/revealed-the-worlds-top-100-compassionate-business-leaders/

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the Jobra Museum and Archives in the village of Jobra where Grameen Bank was born in 1976 on September 19.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the Jobra Museum and Archives in the village of Jobra where Grameen Bank was born in 1976 on September 19. Photo: Nasir Ali Mamun / Yunus Centre.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the Jobra Museum and Archive, on September 19, in the village of Jobra where Grameen Bank was born in 1976.

Interesting feature of the event was the gathering of most of the former staff of the first branch of Grameen Bank as well as Professor H. I. Latifee who had coordinated all the activities of Professor Yunus during early years. The opening ceremony was also attended by distinguished guests from Chittagong, Chittagong University, Mr ASM Mohiuddin, Acting Managing Director, Grameen Bank, senior executives of the bank. Professor Yunus narrated the story how it all began in Jobra with collaboration between the people of Jobra village and an academic from  the university. He recalled the role played by the village youth and the elders in his initiative of creating Nabajug Tebhaga Khamar in 1974 for producing an irrigated crop in the village, to add a third crop in their crop cycle.

Professor Sekander Khan, former Chairman of Department of Economics, Chittagong talked about the role played by students of various departments of the university to make the project successful.

Yunus Centre organizes 116th social business design lab

The investments into six Nobin Udyokta businesses were announced today at the 116th Social Business Design Lab. The six young entrepreneurs, who are children of Grameen Bank borrowers, are seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.Photo by: Nasir Ali Mamun / Yunus Centre

The 116th Social Business Design Lab organized by Yunus Centre took place today on 17th September 2015 at the Grameen Bank Auditorium. Around 150 participants and observers, from national and international organizations with diverse background attended the program, including a large number of international participants.

The Design Lab was chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. He opened the lab with welcoming remarks to the audience including those tuning in via live stream. Professor Yunus explained the process of the Lab, to review and assess social business plans of entrepreneurs. He reported that to date since January 2013, a total of 1672 projects have been presented during last 116 Design Labs of which 1666  projects were approved for investment, and most of these already in operation.

Maharashtra Government Consults with Yunus

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mugantiwar presents a memento to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus during their meeting to discuss development strategies for the state. On the extreme left is Dr T.F. Thekkekara, State Information Commissioner Maharashtra. From right to left are Sudhir Srivastava, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Maharashtra, and Deepak Kesarkar, Minister of State for Finance and Planning and Rural Development for Maharashtra.

Mumbai, September 6
Finance, Planning and Forests Minister, Sudhir Mugantiwar (BJP) invited Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on behalf of Government of Mahrashtra to help them design programmes for rural development and inclusive financing.

State Minister of Finance and Rural Development- Deepak Kesarkar also attended the meeting. an intensive discussion was carried out for four hours, which was participated by secretaries of ministries and heads of all government agencies involved in development issues, academics, representatives of national rural finance organization NABARD, etc.

The Finance Minister laid out the questions he had for discussion in order to prepare a strategy document to present as a part of his next budget statement and include relevant actions in the budget. He specifically wanted to know about social business, programme for turning unemployed rural and urban youth out of unemployment. He and his team wanted to know why microcredit programmes and lending for small and medium scale enterprises in his state were not performing satisfactorily, and how to revitalize these programmes in line with Grameen Bank experience in Bangladesh.

Minister wanted Professor Yunus’s advice on how each of Yunus's programme had been developed and implemented and about key success factors for their success in Bangladesh

The minister is interested in concrete outcomes – actual projects that can be implemented and therefore incorporated into the state budgeting process. His three main issues were how to ensure financial inclusion for the poorest of the poor through microfinance of Grameen Bank, spurring entrepreneurship in Maharashtra and reviving bankrupt MSMEs to create jobs. Explaining social business yunus said that making money was happiness but making other people happy was a super happiness. Minister later said that he wanted to convert the state's 1.7 million SHGs (self-help groups) into 'Super Happiness groups'.

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