Anandi Mani, Professor of Behavioural Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School, will host Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and co-founder of Yunus Social Business – Global Initiatives (YSB), to discuss his insights on some of the most pressing global challenges, including addressing poverty through micro-lending and social business.
Muhammad is the founder of Grameen Bank and father of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Today, Grameen Bank has over 8.4 million members – 97 per cent of whom are female – and has lent over US$12.5 billion since its inception. In 2011, Muhammad co-founded YSB to realise his vision of a new, humane capitalism through creating and supporting social businesses to address and solve social problems around the world.
Muhammad has written four books about micro-lending and social business: Banker to the Poor (2003), A World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (2008), Building Social Business (2010) and A World of Three Zeros (2017). He has won numerous awards for pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance, including the Nobel Peace prize in 2006 and the Presidential Medal of freedom from President Barack Obama in 2009. In 2009, he was named in Forbes as one of the ’10 Most Influential Business Gurus’.
Please note: This event will take place online via Zoom and be streamed live. Please register via the Blavatnik School website and you will be emailed a link with instructions on how to watch the event.