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A Conversation with Muhammad Yunus: Social Business and Microfinance for the End of Poverty

July 24, 2015 | 16:30 ET, 20:30 GMT

Professor Muhammad Yunus has long envisioned a world free from poverty. He has worked to deliver opportunities for entrepreneurship to all, beginning with small loans for the very poor through the founding of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Since winning the Nobel Peace Prize with Grameen Bank in 2006, Professor Yunus has focused on spreading and implementing social business, in which companies are created for social good rather than private profit. During this event, Professor Yunus will discuss the power of social business and microfinance in the effort to end poverty.

Speakers

Chairman of Yunus Centre, Founder of Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University & former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank