Press Release (13 November, 2016)
Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus, Mayor of Paris Ms Anne Hidalgo and Etienne Thobois, President of Candidate Olympic City Paris signed an agreement in Paris town hall on 8 November to put social business and three zero as a central pillar of the city’s candidacy for the 2024 Olympic games.
The Candidate City Paris has decided to give central role to Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus's three zeroes vision zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions - in the City's bid for the 2024 Summer
On 8 November 2016, Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus and Ms Ann Hidalgo Mayor of Paris together with the President of Candidate City for the Olympics signed a three way agreement for integrating social business as a central pillar of the city’s candidacy for the 2024 Olympic.
The agreement was formalized in a signing ceremony at a press conference at the Mayor's office in the historic building of Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) convened by Mayor Anne Hidalgo who was a signatory to the agreement along with Professor Yunus and Etienne Thobois the President of the Committee for Promoting the City of Paris as a candidate for holding the Olympic in 2024. While addressing the press conference the Mayor announced that she had invited Professor Yunus to hold the Global Social Business in Paris next year as a part of the initiative to spread social business programmes throughout Paris. This summit will be held on November 6-7, 2017. She will invite the Mayors of forty leading cities of the world to attend the summit. She is the Chairperson of the C40, which is the association of these forty cities. She explained that her initiative will be part of a long term program launched by her to make Paris the global hub for social business. Her initiative formally began with her launching last month, in the presence of Professor Yunus, Les Canaux, a magnificent building in Paris. This building was named as the Social Business House and dedicated to promoting and creating social business.