Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus shows how the social business model can harness the entrepreneurial spirit to address global problems.
Dr. Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus is founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank, established in Bangladesh in 1983. Dr. Yunus founded the bank with the objective of helping poor people escape from poverty by providing loans on terms suitable to them and by teaching them a few sound principles of finances so they can help themselves.
The Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through micro-lending and its model has been replicated in over 100 countries worldwide.
In 2006, Dr. Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Bank.