Whole Planet Foundation(R) Commits $1MM To Grameen America Branch In Austin

Thu, 2014-02-27 16:24
Whole Planet Foundation(R) has committed $1 million to Grameen America to launch operations in Austin, TX. "Poverty is not just a developing-world problem; it's an issue we're battling at home," said Philip Sansone, president and executive director of Whole Planet Foundation. "Microcredit offers real solutions low-income entrepreneurs and their entire families. We're excited to invest in our communities and help our neighbors get a fresh start."

Weekly Roundup

Fri, 2014-02-21 07:00
This week's roundup delves into the significance of financial inclusion and the defining challenge of income inequality in thriving US cities. Also, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus becomes this year's recipient of the Lotus Leadership Award.

Weekly Roundup

Fri, 2014-02-14 16:03
Our latest weekly roundup covers news on Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus as he made CNBC's list of 200 people who transformed business over the years. Also, a look into how credit debt can help the poor and how the elimination of poverty is said to be possible by 2035.

Weekly Roundup

Fri, 2014-02-07 07:00
This week's roundup delves into the significant growth of microfinance, and a new way to look at progress in the fight against poverty. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus discusses how to take philanthropy to the next level alongside Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates.

Weekly Roundup

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:12
This week's roundup looks into three development myths about the poor, and the views that financial service providers have on the future of financial inclusion. Also this week, Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus gives six lessons for young social entrepreneurs.

Weekly Roundup

Mon, 2014-01-13 15:22
This week's roundup looks into Grameen America Board Chair Professor Yunus' film To Catch A Dollar, and how financial inclusion continues to make progress around the world. Also, this month marks 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty.

Weekly Roundup

Tue, 2013-07-30 06:00
Our latest weekly roundup highlights the partnership between USAID and Yunus Social Business, Whole Planet Foundation's $1M commitment to Grameen America to serve aspiring entrepreneurs in Detroit, and a study about how location affects income mobility.

Professor Yunus Shares Vision to End Poverty

Wed, 2013-07-24 06:00

Professor Yunus, Grameen America Board Chair, delivered the keynote speech at RESULTS Conference 2013 on Monday, July 22 in Washington, DC. Highlighting Grameen America's success in implementing the Grameen model in the US, Yunus shared his vision to end poverty with conference attendees. We put the spotlight on a few of the live tweets from the conference. Want to learn more?

Weekly Roundup

Mon, 2013-07-22 06:00
Our latest weekly roundup delves into the role of ethics in microfinance, the top influential business thinkers of the year, the best way to measure impact, and a call to action against US poverty.
  • In a blog post for Stanford Social Innovation, Asad Mahmood, Managing Director of Global Social Investment Funds at Deutsche Bank, explores the significance of ethical responsibility in microfinance. He poses three pivotal questions that are central to the microfinance debate.

The Role of Financial Inclusion at CGI America

Fri, 2013-06-28 06:00
This month, Grameen America joined Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative to mark the start of the third meeting of CGI America in Chicago. Nearly 1,000 business, government, and non-profit leaders converged to address the recovery of the United States’ economy. This year's meeting included remarks from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, United Sates Treasury Secretary Jacob J.

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