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Grameen Bank has been ranked 12th position on Fortune's Change the World List which is the recognition for creating new economic opportunities for those in poverty and bringing unbanked peopled under financial service. Fortune announced its inaugural Change the World list, a ranking of 51 companies that have made an impact on major global social or environmental problems as part of their competitive strategy. For the first time, the magazine's "Change the World" list is ranking companies not by the dollars they make, but the good they are doing. According to the World Bank, globally, microfinance accounts for at least $60 billion in loans annually and has reached 135 million people. This is the first list of its kind in which companies are recognized—and competitively ranked—on business innovations that positively impact pressing social and environmental issues.

Danone, one of the social business partners of Grameen ranked 14th position on Fortune’s Change the World List as a brand offering products that address poor nutrition. Grameen and Danone Group went into a joint venture to create a yogurt fortified with micro-nutrients to decrease malnutrition for the children of Bangladesh in 2005
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The word 'retirement' is a very harmful word because it tells you that you have no more use left in you. Human beings should never retire except for health reasons.
Muhammad Yunus — honored for loaning millions to poor women — just turned 75. And he's thrilled to keep on working: "The word 'retirement' is very harmful."
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Join Us to Change the Future through Social Business!
Yunus Centre is pleased to announce that the next Social Business Design Lab will take place on Monday, 22 June, 2015 at Yunus Centre. The program will be chaired as before by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus
Social Business Design Lab is a half day long program for people from different backgrounds who are interested in social business, to learn and brainstorm on potential social business ideas.
If you would like to be a part of the upcoming Social Business Design Lab, please register at: http://goo.gl/AYmsjr
পরবর্তী সোশ্যাল বিজনেস ডিজাইন ল্যাব প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের সভাপতিত্বে আগামী সোমবার ২২ জুন ২০১৫ ইং তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে।
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"Social Change will start from Social Fiction - visualizing the ideal society will be the start of the journey to realize it", said Professor Muhammad Yunus. The Nobel Laureate captivated the young audience from across the globe at the SBYA Youth Summit in Dhaka Bangladesh on 1st June 2015 with his keynote speech.
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Professor Muhammad Yunus delivering his Keynote Speech - The importance of inculcating the ethos of social good among the young minds- at the Social Business Academia 2015 - Dhaka International University today, 1st June 2015.
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THE MAN WHO GAVE HIS LIFE TO LARGER RESPONSIBILITY
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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus recently spoke as eminent global citizen at "Climate and Conscience Summit" convened by President Francois Hollande of France in Paris on July 21. Professor Yunus was invited by the President to speak at on the theme of "Why Do I Care?" about climate change. The Summit was an important prepatory step towards COP 21 in December. Daily Star recently reprinted Professor Yunus statement at the Summit.
What we have in front of us is an unprecedented opportunity, and historical chance to make the paradigm shift that humanity desperately needs.
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“I hope that people will rediscover themselves — that they are not just robots to make money, that they have tremendous hunger for doing things for others.”
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Join us to change the future through Social Business!

Yunus Centre is pleased to announce the next Social Business Design Lab to be held on Saturday, 11 July, 2015 at Yunus Centre. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will chair the event.

Social Business Design Lab is a half day long program where people from diverse backgrounds attend, learn, brainstorm and evaluate on potential social business ideas.

Engage with a powerful movement to create a world without poverty through social business.

To participate at our upcoming Social Business Design Lab, please register at: http://goo.gl/AYmsjr

সোশ্যাল বিজনেস ডিজাইন ল্যাব প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের সভাপতিত্বে আগামী ১১ জুলাই ২০১৫ ইং (শনিবার) তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে।
উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে অংশগ্রহন করতে রেজিস্ট্রেশন করুন এই লিংক এ: http://goo.gl/AYmsjr
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Join us to change the future through Social Business!
Yunus Centre is pleased to announce the next Social Business Design Lab to be held on Saturday, 11 July, 2015 at Yunus Centre. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will chair the event.
Social Business Design Lab is a half day long program where people from diverse backgrounds attend, learn, brainstorm and evaluate on potential social business ideas.
Engage with a powerful movement to create a world without poverty through social business.

To participate at our upcoming Social Business Design Lab, please register at: http://goo.gl/AYmsjr

সোশ্যাল বিজনেস ডিজাইন ল্যাব প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের সভাপতিত্বে আগামী  ১১ জুলাই ২০১৫ ইং (শনিবার) তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে।
উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে অংশগ্রহন করতে রেজিস্ট্রেশন করুন এই লিংক এ: http://goo.gl/AYmsjr
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Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Mr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, The Governor of Jakarta sharing experiences and solutions concerning urban development at the 2015 New Cities Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. The three-day summit aimed to gather cross-sector stakeholders to discuss urban challenges faced by cities around the world.
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Basuki hates a poor people ....he ignored the moslem ..and do nothing for jakarta..only blamed his subordinate..he have no leadership ..
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2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi made a courtesy call to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on Sunday, 31 May. Photo: Nasir Ali Mamun / Yunus Centre
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Ami valo english janina .tai avabey likhlam . Bangladesh Ar Bangalir Gorvo tumi .Banglar eityhash tomay shoron korbe chirodin .Banglar manusher ridoye sornaokhore lekha thakbe tomar nam .
Amra tomar dirgha Aiu kamona kori .Amin
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    Chairman, present
  • Grameen Bank
    Managing Director, 1983 - 2011
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I am Professor Muhammad Yunus. I was born on June 28, 1940. I am the founder Grameen Bank, a bank which pioneered microcredit – a method of banking where small loans are given to the poor, mostly to women, without collateral, for income generating activities, with high repayment rate, to help them get out of poverty. I am also the Chairman of Yunus Centre, which serves as a global hub for social business and it is also my international public affairs office.

I was born in the village of Bathua, in the district of Chittagong. I am the third oldest of nine children. My father was Haji Muhammad Dula Mia Shawdagar. He was a jeweler. My mother was Sufia Khatun. In 1944, my family moved to the city of Chittagong and there I studied at Lamabazar Primary School. Later, I completed my matriculation examination from Chittagong Collegiate School.

I enrolled into the Department of Economics at University of Dhaka in 1957, and I got my BA in Economics in 1960 and my MA in 1961.

Upon completing my studies at Dhaka University, I joined the Bureau of Economics at Dhaka University. I was appointed as a lecturer in Economics at Chittagong College in 1961. In 1965, I was offered a Fulbright Scholarship to study Economics at Vanderbilt University in the United States and I obtained my Ph.D in Economics in 1969. I taught Economics at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN from 1969 to 1972.

In 1971, Bangladesh won its independence after a brutal Liberation War. I was in the United States at that time. There, I founded a Citizen's Committee in Nashville, TN, and published a newsletter named, Bangladesh Newsletter. I also ran the Bangladesh Information Center in Washington D.C., with other Bangladeshis living in the United States, to raise support for liberation of Bangladesh and to lobby the U.S. Congress to stop military aid to Pakistan.

In 1972, I returned to Bangladesh. After a brief time at the Planning Commission, I joined the Department of Economics at Chittagong University as its Chairman. Bangladesh at that time was an extremely poor country. The turning point in my life came in 1974, while Bangladesh was under a severe famine. I found that I was unable to continue to teach elegant economic theories to my students while my people starved outside the windows of my classrooms.

I left the classroom and went to the neighboring village called Jobra. What I found in that village shocked and horrified me. I learned that the villagers had become economic slaves to ruthless money lenders. I made a list of the people in the village who had taken loans and the amount of loans. At the end of the day, my list contained 42 names and $27 of loans. I decided to lend the $27 to the people from my own pocket so that they could free themselves from the grasp of the money lenders. This created a lot of commotion in the village. The villagers were very happy to be free of the money lenders. I felt good that I had done something to change the lives of these people. I thought, "If with so little, I can make these people so happy, why should I not keep doing it?" And that is what I did. I approached the traditional banks and urged them to lend to the villagers, but they told me that the poor are not credit-worthy; they do not have any collateral. I said, no, the poor are just as credit-worthy and offered myself as a guarantor for the villagers. Only then did the bank agree to lend to the villagers.

I started the Grameen Bank Project in 1976 and after much struggle and effort in October 2nd, of 1983, the project was transformed into a full-fledged bank, called Grameen Bank (Village Bank) and this bank lends only to poor, rural citizens of Bangladesh.

As of May 2011, Grameen Bank (GB) has 8.4 million borrowers, 97 percent of whom are women. With 2,556 branches, GB provides services in 84,237 villages, covering all of the villages in Bangladesh. It has lent over USD 10 billion to the poor people with nearly 100 percent repayment rate, since its inception.

In October 2006, I was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank for the efforts to create economic and social development. 

I am married to Dr. Afrozi Yunus, and have two daughters, Monica and Deena.

Education
  • Vanderbilt University
    Economics, PhD., 1965 - 1969
  • Dhaka University
    Economics, MA, 1960 - 1961
  • Dhaka University
    Economics, BA, 1957 - 1960
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