Yunus Says Grameen Bank Remains Robust Despite Crisis



Yunus Says Grameen Bank Remains Robust Despite Crisis
Commonwealth Club - The Fairmont Hotel
Microcredit pioneer and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus shows how he believes the social business model can harness the entrepreneurial spirit to address poverty, hunger and disease. Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations including BASF, Intel, Danone, Veolia and Adidas, as well as entrepreneurs and social activists worldwide.He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains that public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and claims that social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.Social Entrepreneurship in America is a special series featuring leading innovators and pioneers utilizing entrepreneurial passion and rigor to solve societal problems.