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Nobel Laureate Fights To Keep Job At His Microfinance Bank

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus filed an appeal Wednesday with Bangladesh's highest court in a final attempt to keep his job at th...

Bangladesh Trying To Fire Nobel Laureate From Microlender

AP | FARID HOSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh's government ordered Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from his post as head of his microfinance bank Wednesday &ndas...

Why Muhammad Yunus and the Poor Need Us More Than Ever

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Nobel Peace prize winner Yunus has been under attack by not only his leader of government in his native Bangladesh but by those who are upset with what narrows down to Dr. Yunus' stand against corruption and loan sharking.

Is Yunus Right About Charitable Donations?

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bhagwan Chowdhry

Many renowned micro-credit proponents, most notably Yunus, often discard charitable donations. But isn't a charity dollar a zero interest loan with a very long maturity?

Microfinance Leaders Debate Future

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Two prominent advocates for economic justice are currently debating the practical and ethical limits to selling goods and services to the poor in the anti-poverty sector.

Combating Human Trafficking with Social Business

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Access to sustainable income through a social business creates financial independence for trafficking victims and their dependents. Social businesses empower the poor to help themselves.

Avoiding "Mission Drift": Do Microfinance Institutions Stop Serving Their Core Mission When Seeking Profit?

Mary Ellen Iskenderian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Microfinance efforts show that the poor are indeed creditworthy, and that women borrowers in particular spend the proceeds from their businesses in ways that have a longer-lasting, more profound impact on the lives of their families.

An Inside Look at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

"Companies increasingly understand that social responsibility is part and parcel of what makes a market leader in the 21st century, and that makes our Annual Meeting a "must attend" forum for top CEOs."

Grameen Foundation Helps People Help Themselves

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Here are three ways you can help the poorest people in the world who typically live on less than one dollar a day and are based in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Restoring Trust Is the First Step Forward to Heal from the Financial Crisis

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The poorest of the poor in the microfinance world pay back at rates as high as 99%. Wall Street banks not only did not pay back, they took from us and paid themselves bonuses. Guess they aren't very good bankers are they?

The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness Announces Editorial Calendar

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Read More: Romeo and Juliet, Film, Chicago, Bono, Literature, Carolyn B. Maloney, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, The Luce Index, Life Style, Mu Sochua, Photography, SOS Children’S Villages, Josh Silverman, Cancer, HIV & AIDS, Heal the World, Valentines, Performing Arts, Orphan Care, Social Change, Palitha Kohona, Bangladesh, Oprah Winfrey, Social Gospel, Jamaica, Jimmy Carter, India, Hillary Clinton, Human Rights, Huffington Post, Hinduism, Skype Interviews, Judaism, Economy, Novels, Washington, Gay Rights, South Asia, Better the World, New Delhi, Gay Immigration, Stewardship Report, Jlsr, Port-Au-Prince, John Lee, Women’S Issues, Love, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Dalai Lama, Wal-Mart, Health, New York City, Muhammad Yunus, Haiti, Orphans Interntional Worldwide, Cambodia, New York Times, Relationships, Going Green, Museums, Buddhism, Dance, Helping the Unfortunate, Europe, Puerto Rico, Human Rights Watch, Jim Luce Stewardship Report, Sri Lanka, West Virginia, Universal Human Rights Declaration, Chinese, Episcopal Presiding Bishop, Child Care, Jim Luce, Unions, Dr. Steven Becker, Humanism, Alaska, Food Stamps, Holiday Season, Unsung Heroes, Bettering Humanity, Americas, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Education, Care, Shyam Selvadurai, Christianity, Arianna Huffington, Connecting Goodness, Worldvision, World Affairs, George Bush, Finance, Children, Nhat Thich Hanh, Music, Thought Leaders, United Nations, Arts, Foster Families, Intergenerational Romance, Desmond Tutu, Goodness, Environment, Elie Wiesel, Travel, Federico & Co., Conflict Resolution, Fine Arts, Katharine Jefferts Schori, Religion, Islam, Developing World, Africa, Unicef, Politics, Theater, Mid-East, Global Citizens, Interracial Love, Connectivity, Culture, Gay Marriage, Tikum Olem, Aga Khan, Jon Sirota, Poverty, Asia-Pacific, Media News
Jim Luce

A bright new face has been added to the crowded Web, drawing a large readership and uploading more than 900 stories in its first twelve weeks. Still ...

The World's First Hip-Hop Microfinance Music Video

Fred Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Fred Graves

As an intern for the Grameen Foundation, I was excited at the chance to combine my passions for microfinance and for hip-hop music. The result is the first hip-hop microfinance music video.

Microlending In America: Can This Third World Success Come Overseas?

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With the advent of sites like Kiva, the popularity of microlending is spreading, and may soon rival nonprofit donations as the prominent method of sup...

Choosing Sides in a 1930s-like Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If you are truly for freedom and prosperity, it must be for all humans, not just a select spoiled few. Elect people like Elizabeth Warren to office, fight for people who truly represent everyone's best interests.

Put Microfinance Out to Pasture?

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

Like women's emancipation and affirmative action, microfinance was never meant to last forever, but to provide a stepping-stone to inclusion.

Pulse of Poverty: Women Communicating, Connecting, Converging

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Poverty is the story of hard working, but poor, women. Women perform 66% of the world's work, produce 50% of the food, earn just 10% of the income and own only 1% of the property.

Gates Foundation's Ignacio Mas On eFinance in the Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.

Microequity: A New Model for Financing Microentrepreneurship

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bhagwan Chowdhry

There are a number of attractive features of microequity over microloans. It is time for academics and practitioners to fine-tune the theory and the practice and explore the promise of microequity.

The Soul of Microfinance: Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls and Redemption

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

The following are parts of a recent speech delivered by the head of the Microcredit Summit, Sam Daley-Harris entitled, "Purpose, Poverty, Pitfalls and Redemption."

Investing in Haitian Women: A Hand-Up Approach to Rebuilding Haiti

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kari Stoever

While resources are critical to support emergency relief efforts in Haiti, the bigger challenges are in finding sustainable long-term solutions that empower the Haitians to rebuild their country.

Lessons from Legends at One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

The inaugural One Young World summit under way this week in London is a next-generation Davos: a gathering of hundreds of future leaders from the worl...

Social Media Emerges as Community Glue

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marian Salzman

This is the Real-Time Generation: Young adults born after 1980 never knew a world without the Internet, without instant communications with people all over the world.

Youth Will be Served - One Young World Summit in London Seizes on Social Media

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mario Almonte

The physical act of voting has become almost irrelevant in an age when a single voice in the wilderness can log on to Facebook and raise an army of 400,000 strong.

Haiti and Synchronicity

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

In the same way that the Blue Helmets maintain peace, we should urgently create Red Helmets at the United Nations scale to organize the humanitarian action.

Hillary Clinton Understands the Link Between Security and Poverty

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

If we spent as much time and money and effort as we put into defense budgets into fighting poverty, a lot of wars would have been stopped before they began.