Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Names Andrea Jung to Lead Grameen America as President, CEO and Board Director

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:42

Andrea Jung has been named President, CEO and a director of Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States. Ms. Jung, the former Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc. and longtime champion of women's issues, joins in April 2014. Founded by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families.

FEATURED: Microlending Model Finding New Traction in First-World Economies

Tue, 2014-03-18 15:05
Grameen America is featured as a "textbook example" of microfinance in a recent article about the expansion of microlending in developed countries.

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

Thu, 2014-01-23 20:15
Our latest weekly roundup covers Grameen America Board Chair Muhammad Yunus' definition of success, and his reasoning behind lending microloans to women. Also, after 50 years in the war on poverty, women continue to struggle to make ends meet.

AmeriCorps VISTAs Reflect on Past Year

Mon, 2013-08-05 06:00
For the past year, three AmeriCorps VISTA members worked with Grameen America to help us expand our impact across the US. The VISTAs played key roles in branch planning and model implementation. Before their last day with us, we asked them a few questions about their experience at Grameen America. MARIBEL RIVERA-TUTTLE

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.

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.

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