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Yunus Centre


Bangladesh

The Yunus Center has since been the one stop resource center for all Gravamen social business related activities both globally and in Bangladesh. It keeps the spirit of the global social business movement very high through various events social media publications and websites. The Yunus Center also helps forge lasting productive relationships among all social business institutions around the world. The Center is chaired by Professor Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and its Executive Director is Ms. Lamiya Morshed.Since October 2006 when Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize local and international interest in Professor Yunus' work has continuously increased. In order to address this ever growing attention an organization aimed primarily at promoting and disseminating Professor Yunus' philosophy with a special focus on social business was created in the form of the Yunus Secretariat. In July 2008 the Yunus Secretariat was renamed the Yunus Centre. The Yunus Center has since been the one stop resource center for all Grameen social business related activities both globally and in Bangladesh. It keeps the spirit of the global social business move meant very high through various events social media publications and websites. The Yunus Center also helps forge lasting productive relationships among all social business institutions around the world. The Center is chaired by Professor Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and its Executive Director is Ms. Lamina Moshed.

Type: Other Capital Channels & Intermediaries Geography: Bangladesh Impact: Health Improvement

Investor

Yunus Social Business


Germany

YSB was co founded by Peace Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus Saskia Bruysten and Sophie Eisenmann. The company was spun off from The Grameen Creative Lab (GCL) in 2011 to focus on accelerating and financing social businesses. YSB is active in seven countries where local country teams source coach and mentor entrepreneurs to build solutions from the ground up. YSB subsequently finances the most promising social businesses while also providing post investment support. In doing so YSB grows business that matter.

Type: Accelerator/Incubator Geography: Uganda Impact: Community Development

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