Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.

Professor Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, fueled by the belief that credit is a fundamental human right. He is the pioneer of microcredit and the founder of more than 50 companies in Bangladesh. Professor Yunus is one of seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. Other notable awards include the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1984), World Food Prize (1994), International Simon Bolivar Prize (1996), Sydney Peace Prize (1998), The Prince of Asturias Award for Concord (1998) and Seoul Peace Prize (2006).

Posts by Muhammad Yunus

Creating a World Without Poverty Q&A Part 6

In this video series-6, Dr. Yunus continues answering the questions of participants ranging from balance of economic and environmental interests to use of microfinance in genocide affected regions of the world

Creating a World Without Poverty Q&A Part 5

In this video series-5, Dr.Yunus answers the queries of the audience and encourages youth to take up designing social businesses. He also talks on the issue of abuse of microfinance.

Creating a World Without Poverty Social Business Part 4

In this video series-4, Dr Muhammad Yunus describes the social business ventures of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and how it is contributing towards the development of people. Starting with the motto of business, Dr. Yunus goes on to explain the basic nature of human being and connects it with business endeavours. Further, he discusses the […]

Creating a World Without Poverty Part 3

In this video series-3, Dr Muhammad Yunus highlights the wisdom of microcredit borrowers and how they can develop themselves and their families if they are provided with opportunities. Focusing on the work of Grameen, Dr. Yunus explains that if we provide the poor with opportunity then they are equally capable of excellence like any other […]

Creating a World Without Poverty Part 2

In this video series-2, taking the discussion further, Dr Muhammad Yunus discusses the need for new financial system that integrates a system that serves the poor with the traditional banking system and not leave anyone unbanked. In this series Dr. Yunus speaks about his new book “Creating a World Without Poverty”. Dr Yunus talks about […]

Creating a World Without Poverty: An Excerpt

An excerpt from a convention on Creating a World Without Poverty by Dr. Muhammad Yunus at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Here, Dr. Yunus inspires everyone with his impressive thoughts on the importance of microfinance. He further talks about the ideas from his book, Creating a […]

Creating a World Without Poverty Part 1

In this video series-1, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, discusses how in times of global financial crisis the poor have proved themselves to be credit-worthy, contrary to the conventional wisdom of large banks. Speaking at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C, Dr. Yunus talks about Grameen’s Microcredit project in New York and […]