Yunus Centre arranges Khazanah Scholarship for six Bangladeshi students

Press Release (19 April, 2017)

Bangladeshi recipients of Khazanah Scholarship with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at Yunus Centre on April 17, 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.

Yunus Urges to Build a World of Hope

Press Release (April 02, 2017)

Paris wants to be the global capital of social business

Picture shows the resolve of Paris to build a new creative society, holding up Eiffel Tower as the symbol of hope. This symbol has been adopted as the logo of Paris' Olympics 2024 bid. Olympic 2024 has already adopted Professor Yunus' three zeros as the Olympic theme.

Nobel 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 global social business capital inspired by his work. She also explained to the gathered audience of nearly 1,000 how social business idea had been placed at the centre of Paris' bid for the Summer Olympics of 2024.

Early Bird Registration for 7th Social Business Day

We are happy to inform you that our registration for the 7th Social Business Day, Dhaka is open now. Early Bird discount offer is available for those who apply now. Take this opportunity and register for this unique experience before our early bird offer expires on 30 April 2017.

The Social Business Day will be held on 28-29 July 2017 at Social Business Convention Centre at Zirabo, Savar, Dhaka. The event will be hosted as before by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. This year our theme will be “Can Wealth Concentration Be Stopped?”. As before we will discuss the concept and practice of social business through a series of plenary and interactive panel sessions and workshops. With the participation of global leaders, entrepreneurs and academics, this event is an amazing platform to network and learn from influential social business leaders from all continents. To learn more about the conference and to register click here.

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531st Social Business Design Lab Held

Press Release (27 March, 2017)

Social Business Course Launched at Daffodil University

Investments into six social businesses including six New Entrepreneur (NU) projects were announced on Monday at the 531st Social Business Design Lab. Entrepreneurs are seen with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at the lab.Photo: Nurjahan Chakladar/Yunus Centre

The 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.

Yunus Honoured by PSG Handball Club of Paris for Supporting Athletes and Sports World with Social Business

Press Release (13th March, 2017)

Thierry Omeyer, three times Olympic medal winner, the captain of the Paris Saint-Germain Handball Club with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

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 thanked for the support he is providing to the sports world. He was honoured by the club by adopting him as an honorary member of the Club and giving him the jersey of the club.  He is invited to watch all the games played by the club as the club’s honoured guest.

All the players greeted Yunus at the end of the game. Professor Yunus also congratulated them. They thanked Yunus for helping Paris to bring 2024 Olympic. On behalf of the club Olympic gold medalist Captain Thierry Omeyer gave the jersey of the club and adopted Yunus as a member of the club. They took a group photo with Yunus to make this moment as important moment of the club.

Professor Yunus also presided over a separate meeting held by Grameen Creative Lab (GCL) on the preparation for upcoming Global Social Business Summit to be held in Paris on November 6 and 7 this year. It was decided at the meeting that this year’s Summit will focus on introducing social orientation to the sports and athletic world. The summit will bring all these ideas to the Olympic of 2024 wherever it is held. If Paris is selected in September this year as the venue for the 2024 Olympic, Yunus Centre and GCL will work with Olympic organizing committee to give the best possible  social orientation to it to make it an unique Olympic experience.

During the global summit, a separate session will be held on the Olympic preparations. In addition it was decided that a big delegation of retired sportsmen and athletes will be brought who will start their life as entrepreneurs with support from a specially designed social business investment fund.  A delegation of sportsmen and athletes from Bangladesh will be brought by Yunus Centre to the summit in Paris to compete for receiving financing for their businesses.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus later attended the board meeting of Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation which was created nine years ago to promote microfinance all over the world. It is a joint venture between Credit Agricole, the largest commercial bank of France, and Grameen Trust of Bangladesh.

During the past nine years, the Foundation invested 37.05 million Euro in 50 microfinance organizations across 23 countries in four continents and in 15 Social Business Companies. Grameen Credit Agricole foundation will celebrate its Tenth anniversary next year. It was decided that Social Business fund which was created by the foundation to invest in social businesses, will focus its funding in Paris to build up Paris as social business city.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is seen among the players of Paris Saint-Germain Handball Club wearing the jersey of the Club all showing the logo of Paris Olympic 2024,  which is based on Eiffel Tower. tellyseries