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What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. As founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcr...

By : Muhammad YunusMicrocredit Summit of 1997 set the goal to reach 100 million poorest families with Microcredit, along with other financial services, preferably through the women in those families by 2005. In the recently held Microcredit Summit +5 in NY, we have just...

By : Muhammad YunusMany of the problems in the world remain unresolved because we continue to interpret capitalism too narrowly. In this narrow interpretation we create a one-dimensional human being to play the role of entrepreneur. We insulate him from other dimensions...

We Can Actually Make It HappenMuhammad YunusDelivered at the Commonwealth Institute, London Courtesy: Grameen InfoI am very honoured to have been invited to give the Commonwealth Lecture 2003. This is a great privilege for me. I would like to take advantage of this occa...

Each of You has the Power to Change the WorldMuhammad Yunus 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 b...

Oslo, NorwayNobel lecture presented by Prof Muhammad Yunus at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. Oslo, NorwayYour Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses,...

Romanes Lecture at Oxford University Vice Chancellor Dr John Hood, members of the faculty, students, distinguished ladies and gentlemen:I am very honored to be invited to deliver the Romanes Lecture at the world famous Sheldonian Theater at Oxford. It is indeed a pri...

Distinguished Principal, distinguished members of the faculty of Glasgow University, students, distinguished ladies and gentlemen: I am very honored to be invited to deliver the Adam Smith lecture here at  Glasgow University.  It is an honor and a privilege for me...

Vancouver SunIt's a shop-worn cliché at best -- the white man trekking off to distant corners of the world to enlighten or enrich. The rich world's better aid and development agencies well know the best help is often to be found far from head office, and the best ide...

Christian Science Monitor, Edition - http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0215/p09s01-coop.html We need 'social business' to couple the human heart to the capitalist system. Bill Gates caused a stir in Davos last month with his call for "creative capitalism." He pointed...

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