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By Katherine Esty "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." - Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (1532) I first met Muhammad Yun...

By Rehman Sobhan The measure of a leader is the ability to transform a perceived adversary into an ally. The measure of a statesman is a leader who can join hands with an adversary in building a better tomorrow for the generations to come. The Bangladesh Bank's notice...

By Abdul Hannan Chowdhury In the rapidly changing business world, many concepts emerge, evolve and decline at pace faster than their own evolution. This has led to the development of innumerable business jargons whose rate of awareness and acceptance varies from coun...

CGAP today released the following statement from Tilman Ehrbeck, CGAP CEO, and Vijay Mahajan, Chair of CGAP's board, on the efforts to remove Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus as Managing Director of Grameen Bank: "We are deeply concerned by the campaign of the past fe...

By Mahfuz Anam Can a technicality be the main measure of judging a man of Yunus' stature? So after all the talk of "blood sucking" and "siphoning off billions" the real guilt of our one and only Nobel Laureate and globally admired microcredit pioneer and Grameen B...

The University of Florence visited the Yunus Centre in September and began creating a social business centre at the University. Then in January, a memorandum of understanding was signed, making official the partnership between the University of Florence and the Yunus Ce...

By Professor Muhammad Yunus Published in the New York Times on 01/14/2011 IN the 1970s, when I began working here on what would eventually be called "microcredit," one of my goals was to eliminate the presence of loan sharks who grow rich by preying on the poor. In ...

by Zafar Sobhan It was only a matter of time. If we thought that our prime minister's bizarre vendetta against Bangladesh's only Nobel laureate was an embarrassment we could keep hidden from the outside world, we were sadly mistaken. On January 5, the Econom...

Nobel Lecture, Oslo, December 10, 2006. 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 an...

Uniqlo Social Business Bangladesh Ltd.- the social business division of Uniqlo, Japan's leading clothing retailer, signed a joint venture agreement today with Grameen Healthcare Trust to establish a new social business in the field of functional clothing, with a focus o...

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