Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus to Discuss Social Business at Adelphi
Garden City, NY (03/06/2023) — Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Professor Muhammad Yunus will discuss entrepreneurial approaches to reducing poverty when he speaks at Adelphi University on Tuesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. The event will be hosted in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, Ballroom 203, at the main Garden City campus.
During the event, "An Afternoon with Professor Yunus: Creating a World of Three Zeros," Yunus will describe his vision for zero net carbon emissions, zero wealth concentration and ending poverty and zero unemployment by unleashing entrepreneurship in everyone.
Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank, is responsible for pioneering the concepts of microcredit and social business as well as founding more than 50 social business companies in Bangladesh. Among these, Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing (GCCN) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was founded in 2011. GCCN has realized significant growth and success since its inception and is currently working on establishing an academic partnership with Adelphi University's College of Nursing and Public Health in 2023, with plans for continued expansion.
The recipient of 63 honorary degrees from universities across 26 countries, Yunus has received 143 awards from 33 countries including state honors from 10 countries. Globally acclaimed for his constant innovation and enterprise, Yunus is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. He has appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek and Forbes.
This event is sponsored by Adelphi's Hagedorn Lectureship on Corporate Social Responsibility.
"An Afternoon with Professor Yunus: Creating a World of Three Zeros," is free, but registration is required. Learn more and register at adelphi.edu/events/muhammad-yunus.
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