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Muhammad Yunus

Calling for a Revolution -- the Entrepreneurial Kind

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books
Steve Mariotti

The purpose of this article is to start a revolution. A non-violent one, based on voluntary change in civil society.

The New BRICS Bank Should Be Green and Focus on Poverty

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 07.09.2015 | World
Muhammad Yunus

The primary objectives of the NDB should be to achieve three zeros by 2050: zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emission. I wish the NDB every success in redesigning the world to make it sustainable.

Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

One Young World is the preeminent global forum for leaders aged 18-30. The not-for-profit organization hosts an annual Summit with 1,300 delegates from all 196 countries; drawn from businesses, universities, NGOs and other forward thinking organizations.

An Open Letter to World Leaders

Malala Yousafzai | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Malala Yousafzai

If this does not change, we fear you and your fellow leaders could be sleep-walking the world towards one of the greatest failures of recent history. It's not too late to rise to the occasion.

Seeding Happiness: Two Years of Social Business in Albania

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

I'm excited about ideas for community-based rural tourism, mobile services for smallholder farmers, and turning waste materials into furniture and jewelry, amongst others.

Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

Maya Horgan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Impact
Maya Horgan

Your mobile phone can save a thousand lives. And now, through Developers Doing Development, Michael Henderson and Scott Akers are using SMS automation to combat issues of infrastructure and disease.

Giving Birth in a Graveyard

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old graveyard piled with trash, strewn with crumbling cinderblock homes.

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.

Using a Business Approach to Plant Trees and Create Jobs for Haitian Farmers

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

Haiti is affected by the worst deforestation any country has experienced, which is currently at 98.5 percent. As it is, people in Haiti are affected by severe poverty, which forces them to cut down trees for fuel for cooking.

Scaling the Infrastructure Built for HIV to Treat Even More of Our Global Diseases

Tamara Zakharia | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Tamara Zakharia

We expect our proposal to be sliced up and rearranged, looking very different to what it is now by the time we present our final business plan in September to Bill Clinton and Muhammad Yunus. Exciting times await us!

"We Are Not Job-Seekers, We Are Job-Creators"-- Turning Unemployment into Entrepreneurship

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

Replicating the social business equity investments with unemployed youth around the world can help solve the age-old problem of unemployment, not just in the poor countries but in any country and can turn job-seekers into job creators.

Carolyn Gregoire

Here's Proof That Businesses Might Actually Be Changing For The Better | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business

It's no secret that a lot of Americans aren't totally enamored with the corporate world. Skeptics have any number of reasons to question the motives o...

Davos Summarized in 3 P's

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

As we all return to the four corners of the globe my humble hope is that we reflect on the Privilege, Platform and Perseverance, that being in Davos enabled, and we continue to work towards re-shaping the world.

How Humans Can Be Selfish And SelfLess At The Same Time

Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Can capitalism encompass both doing well and doing good? Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus believes it can. At the World Economic Forum in D...

How This Nobel Laureate Defines Success

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

This week at Davos, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus opened up about what success means to him -- and how we so often get success wrong. ...

Muhammad Yunus On Defining Success With Money: 'That's The Wrong Way'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and a member of the B-Team, told HuffPost Live at Davos about the idea of "social business." "For...

Change Your Shoes And Let 'GIFTS' Guide You To Meaningful Success

Kathy Andersen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Andersen

Today, pause, take time to step away from your busyness, feel your inspirations, be compelled by your greatest intention, allow your gifts to rise. Write them down. Put them to "work!"

Impact Measurement : The Faultlines

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lutfey Siddiqi

It is argued that the active pursuit of output data may distract or detract a social enterprise from its impact objectives. It is also argued that impact accounting imposes a compliance burden that acts as unnecessary overhead.

Bloat, Not Profiteering, Is Dragging Down Microfinance

Duko Hopman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Duko Hopman

Across East Africa, rural women can apply for credit from microfinance operations complete with tiled floors, teller windows, and managers wearing ties. This is a big problem.

Why This Nobel Prize Laureate Is Being Targeted By Anti-Gay Protesters

Agence France Presse | Shafiqul Alam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

After being accused of "sucking blood" from the poor, Bangladesh's only Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus faces a new state-backed hate campaign seeki...

Why Businesses Need to Reshape Society

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

The current economic and financial crisis makes it very clear that the system that we have is not sustainable, and thus it is the right time for us to change the ways we do business and build them in a new way.

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.

Out of Poverty and Talking to Power

Patrick Hughes, Jr. | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Patrick Hughes, Jr.

In this episode of Pepsi with Brigid we interview Vanessa Garcia, a young woman who grew up in poverty and who was inspired by Marianne Williamson at her Sister Giant conference to do something about her situation and others like her.

Nobel Laureate's Gay Rights Support Prompts National Backlash

Agence France Presse | Shafiqul Alam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Bangladesh Islamic groups called Monday for a nationwide protest against Muhammad Yunus over comments in 2012 supporting gay rights, in the latest att...

Start-Up Wins $1 Million to Tackle Global Food Crisis -- With Edible Insects

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

And the $1 million Hult Prize for the best start-up idea that secures food for undernourished slum-dwellers goes to... a group of five students from Montreal, Canada, who want to grow, process and sell edible insects.