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Muhammad Yunus

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.

Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.

Is Disruptive Health Care Technology an Absurd Idea?

Ting Shih | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Ting Shih

To many, the concept of ClickMedix, to use mobile phones to help a billion people have access to fast, effective, affordable health care, was at first absurd.

5 Tips for Your Commencement 2.0

Mark Chimsky | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Mark Chimsky

We graduated from college with a diploma and a dream but not much certainty as to what path our lives would take or even who we'd become along the way. Most of us leapt before we looked and landed okay. So, why the dread over what I'll call "commencement 2.0"?

Fringe Entrepreneurs: Struggling to Secure Start-Up Cash? Look Here

Neil Parmar | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

Finding financing to launch a new venture in this shaky economy is tricky enough. But what are the odds that an aspiring business owner who is struggling with a mental illness or living in a rural area could secure start-up capital? Increasingly good, it turns out.

How We Can Bring About Change

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 01.03.2013 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

The current financial crisis makes it very clear that our current financial system is not sustainable. This is the opportune time to re-imagine and re-design it using a new set of objectives.

When the CEO Sets the Tone for Transformation in Business

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

Lole in Paris, in Canada and elsewhere, holds what are called "meet-ups," or events to which they invite yogis, meditation and massage therapists to their atelier stores -- which double as relaxation spaces.

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.

Micro-Finance Meets Multi-Nationals at Clinton Global Initiative

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Nobel-prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the microfinance pioneer Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, addressed our breakfast at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) kick-off.

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.

Women Leaders of the Middle East: Leena Al Olaimy, Helping MENA Find Its Green Side

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Women like Leena Al Olaimy are helping shape the future of the Middle East. In addition to her consulting work, she plays a key role in working with youth.

5 College Students Work To Bring Solar Power To 1 Million Homes In Africa

Neil Parmar | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Neil Parmar

"How will you change the world?" That was the question posed at the launch of the third annual Hult Global Case Challenge, which tackles global pover...

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...

The Kairos Society: WaterWalla

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Neil Parikh wants to be a doctor who is also solving problems -- big, weighty, global problems.

Whole Foods Helps Empower Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Posted 02.25.2012 | Impact

To empower entrepreneurs in low-income communities, Whole Foods Market's foundation has partnered with a microfinance organization to help budding bus...

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

Muhammad Yunus, Wendy Kopp: We Must Put Problem-Solving Above Money-Making In Business

Wendy Kopp | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

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Dispatch From Davos: The Power of Collective Impact

Darell Hammond | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Darell Hammond

One idea that I am certain is a game changer for all of us is the idea of collective impact. No one business, no one government, no single sector can do it alone. Multiple stakeholders need to have shared values because they truly have shared responsibilities.

Lessons In Micro-lending At World Vision's Women's Prayer Breakfast

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Micro-credit in the hands of women fosters an environment of education and entrepreneurship, which is necessary in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The Future Starts With an "F"

Kyra Maya Phillips | Posted 01.23.2012 | Home
Kyra Maya Phillips

As a society, we have been systematically wired and re-wired to abhor failure. But amongst all of this stigmatisation we have forgotten one fundamental fact: the greatest innovations arise from a process of trial and error.

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.

Great Soul Gandhi: Activist or Entrepreneur

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
Kavita N. Ramdas

While the buzz about social entrepreneurship in philanthropy and development is encouraging, I am puzzled both by its lack of historical analysis and connection to social movements.

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.