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My TEDx Talk: How to Create a Successful Social Enterprise

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 10.07.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

After months of organizing and gathering my thoughts, I developed the B.I.B. methodology, which underlines the success of most social enterprises.

In Bangladesh, the Steady Pursuit of Justice and Freedom

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

Last week, at the invitation of my friend Muhammad Yunus, I traveled to Bangladesh, a truly humbling and inspiring experience. I met so many incredible people struggling to improve their country and their lives.

Want To Change The World? Give Girls A Chance

John Kluge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John Kluge

As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.

Social Business and the Pursuit of Happiness

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

I have always said that human beings are multidimensional beings. Their happiness comes from many sources, not as our current economic framework assumes, just from making money.

The Wrong Choice for Grameen Bank

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Sen. Barbara Boxer

As Members of the United States Senate who are committed to the economic advancement of women around the globe, we are profoundly troubled by recent proposals that would fundamentally alter the future of Bangladesh's Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank.

'Soon We Will Visit the Museum to See Poverty'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many leaders and philosophers say we should end poverty, but through his visionary innovation, tireless hands-on work, and dogged unwillingness to accept it, Dr. Muhammad Yunus has made ending the cycle of poverty a reality.

The Nation Will Not Let Grameen Bank Be Snatched Away From Poor Women

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Muhammad Yunus

Grameen Bank has been built with the funds of the poor women. How can the Inquiry Commission propose to hand over the majority shares of an organization which is owned 97 percent by private citizens to the government?

4 Microfinance Solutions For Slum Dwellers

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.08.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Microfinance -- the provision of credit and other financial services to micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses that lack access to mainstream bankin...

Emran Hossain

Nobel Laureate's 'Begging' Solution For Bangladesh Disasters

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

Following the death of more than 1,100 workers in the Rana Plaza building collapse, government and business leaders are struggling to address the comp...

Perhaps Congress Can Also Honor Dr. Yunus by Paying Attention to Him

Bob Harris | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Now that our leaders have given Dr. Yunus a gold medal, perhaps they might more truly honor him by considering why.

Muhammad Yunus Teaches Danes How to Save Their Welfare State

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Nancy Graham Holm

The infamous Danish welfare state is in trouble, and in typical Danish fashion, they're starting a dialogue between the public and private sectors to sort things out.

Bursting the Bubble: When 'Half the Sky' Abuses Itself

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Let's shift the discourse away from 'women vs. women', which sounds like a tawdry Las Vegas boxing match, and move it towards a much deeper conversation about what we need to do to get more women in leadership positions in both the public and private sector and eradicate poverty.

Microfinance Pioneer Grameen Bank Weakened by Bangladeshi Government Meddling

Eliot Daley | Posted 08.23.2012 | World
Eliot Daley

What can be done? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Dhaka in May to urge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni to take no actions that would undermine Grameen Bank.

Microfinance Is Down, But Not Out

Moushumi M. Khan | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Moushumi M. Khan

A growing unrest is stirring the global microcredit market. Some are asking whether microcredit has really benefited the poor. Although the spotlight might be uncomfortable, microfinance institutions should welcome this soul searching.

Nobel Winner Facing Probe Over Alleged Tax-Exempt Status

Posted 08.03.2012 | Business

The Bangladeshi government is going after a Nobel Prize-winning economist who has dedicated his life to eliminating poverty. Muhammad Yunus, who re...

From There to Here: Social Enterprise and Reverse Innovation

Thane Kreiner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Thane Kreiner

The vast growth it has seen is proof that the Grameen Bank's brand of group lending -- which relies on peer pressure rather than collateral to ensure that debts are repaid -- can work in America.

Heroic vs. Homegrown Entrepreneurs?

Tanyella Evans | Posted 06.09.2012 | Small Business
Tanyella Evans

We have become intoxicated with "heroic entrepreneurs" that have set a course to the moon, but I believe that groups focused at the community level are just as deserving of our attention.

Muhammad Yunus One Of '12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact

Professor Muhammad Yunus is no stranger to special honors -- having won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to alleviate global poverty through microlo...

Review: Bonsai People: Celebrating the Work of Muhammad Yunus

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

In a destitute country facing famine, natural disasters, and a beleaguered government, Muhammad Yunus saw an opportunity to help people one by one, and built an organization of others helping poor people help themselves

Microfinance in Bangladesh: It's Not What You Thought

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Elisabeth Rhyne

One of the interesting things about microfinance in Bangladesh is that its intense market saturation has not resulted in a crisis of over-indebtedness or unmanageable default. "Overlapping" is common -- that is, clients taking loans from several MFIs at the same time.

Socially-Conscious Banking: End to Foreclosures & Occupy Your Home

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

Remove foreclosure as an outcome of non-payment and an entirely fresh vision of borrower-lender relationship is put in place, now as cooperating partners, as in a business deal, because that's really what it is.

Helping Women Help Themselves Around the World With Micro-Credit: Grameen Bank in Action

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

I had the unique opportunity to meet Dr. Muhammad Yunus last week in NYC after the screening of a film called Bonsai People directed by Holly Mosher.

With Bonsai People, a Closer Look at the Work of Muhammad Yunus

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
John Wellington Ennis

Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Grameen Bank, which started out by offering small loans to Bangladesh's poor women to help encourage self-enterprise and foster community development.

Andrea Stone

Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus Wants To Put 'Social' In 'Business' To Help Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The Nobel Peace Prize winner who invented microcredit presented his latest idea for combating poverty, "social business," to the State D...

Back to Bangladesh -- Day 5

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Acid violence is a form of vengeance for other types of social conflicts like disputes over land. In most cases the women, young and adolescent girls and girl children are the victims.