Nobel Peace Prize winner and Founder of Grameen Bank

Professor Muhammad Yunus is the founder and former Managing Director of Grameen Bank which provides micro-credit to millions of poor people in Bangladesh. In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. The success of Grameen Bank has been phenomenal and transformational. Today, it is a $2.5 billion banking enterprise in Bangladesh, while the microcredit model has spread to over 50 countries worldwide, from the U.S. to Papua New Guinea, Norway to Nepal.

Muhammad Yunus will speak at WOBI World Business Forum on September 7 and 8 about SOCIAL BUSINESS AND THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM including:

  • What is social business and how to put it into practice
  • How entrepreneurial spirit and business smarts can be harnessed to create sustainable businesses
  • Meeting the challenge of building a world without poverty
  • The evolution of sustainable development: From CSR to ESG and beyond