Tag: Muhammad Yunus

Slim and Yunus plan to form a lending institution

Slim and Yunus plan to form a lending institution

One of the world’s richest men, Mexican telephone tycoon Carlos Slim, linked up with the world’s best-known microfinance guru on Monday in a bid to help poor families out of poverty. Slim and Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus plan to form a lending institution that in a first phase will give out more […]

September 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Nobel laureate Yunus blasts Telenor ethics in Bangladesh

Nobel laureate Yunus blasts Telenor ethics in Bangladesh

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ030y37uMQ]Norwegian telecom operator Telenor, which recently tightened ethical procedures in Bangladesh, still has sub-contractors there using child labour,

September 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Nobel laureate Yunus unveils Bangladesh clean water deal

Nobel laureate Yunus unveils Bangladesh clean water deal

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus on Monday unveiled a deal between his pioneering Grameen bank and French group Veolia Environment to provide clean water to poor rural communities in Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi economist also sought support from President Nicolas Sarkozy for creating more microcredit schemes to fight poverty, particularly in Africa. “I wanted to make him […]

March 31, 2008 | By | Reply More
Success that takes society into account

Success that takes society into account

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus founded a bank that has helped 7.5 million beggars and borrowers escape abject poverty in his native Bangladesh.Speaking to about 1800 people this week, he encouraged them to do what they could to change the world by using business techniques to solve everything from poverty to pollution. “We can […]

January 19, 2008 | By | Reply More