2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and Chairman of Yunus Centre, joins ODI in conversation on what it would take to end inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction, and explores the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations. A networking reception and book signing follows the event.
Muhammad Yunus, born in Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972, he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder of Grameen Bank and the father of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. He is also the creator of the 'social business' model. Muhammad Yunus' new book, A World of Three Zeros, is available for purchase at the event.