Thursday, April 18, 2024

Yunus Centre opens at Turkey’s Okan University

Turkey has launched “Muhammad Yunus International Centre for Microfinance and Social Business” at Okan University in Istanbul to provide a platform for addressing development challenges faced by Asia. The centre, the first of its kind in the country, is expected to be a hub of research and practical applications as well as hands-on training for ... Read more

Let poor prove their ability

Prof Yunus tells Vienna Social Business Summit Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday said the poor people of Bangladesh were like Bonsai, who have been stunted by oppression. But they have the ability to grow if they are given the opportunity. He was addressing the concluding session of the third Global Social Business Summit, hosted ... Read more

Yunus spurs Malaysians on social business

Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has called upon the new generation of Malaysia to put their talents and energies to solving the problems of society using their innovation, creativity, resources and technology. The microcredit pioneer made the call during the launch of the Nobel Laureate in Residence programme at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi, Selangor, ... Read more

Social business for solving others’ problems: Yunus

Nobel Laureate Muhmmad Yunus said on Tuesday that social business was aimed at solving others’ problems by investing funds and getting back the capital without any profits. The people involved in the traditional business are for only making profits but the social business is driven by social consciousness for solving others’ problems, said Yunus at ... Read more

EU supports social business

European Commission president meets Yunus Strengthening social business and promoting innovative methods of accessible finance are not only a matter of justice but also a concrete way to help the poorest of the poor, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has said. He said social business is also “a smart investment in our shared future. ... Read more

Another world order at play

A social business is a non-loss and non-dividend company where investors can recoup their dividend but nothing beyond that. All profits will be used to improve the products and services, and/or to increase the company’s reach. Social business campaigners and experts from 15 countries joined Prof Muhammad Yunus in

Social business will change society: Yunus

The second annual Social Business Day was observed on Tuesday in the capital to celebrate Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus’s concept of social business and its implementation. Prof Yunus opened the daylong events held at Hotel Sonargaon marking the day. Inaugurating the events, he elaborated the role of social business in the country towards