Corporate Giants Go Social

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:22

It is no secret that the rising 'millennial' generation is more likely to purchase products and services from companies that are making a positive social impact. According to a U.S. Trust Report, 69% of millennials use their investments as “a way to express social, political and environmental values.” Many companies, whether to attract consumers or because of redefined strategic goals, are changing the way they operate in order to incorporate consumer values such as gender equality, education and financial inclusion.

Celebrities for Social Development

Thu, 2014-07-24 07:00

There has been a tremendous amount of celebrity buzz about social development and women's empowerment recently. This week's roundup covers Grameen America Board Chair Professor Muhammad Yunus' visit with Pope Francis and fellow Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, John Legend’s involvement in a women’s empowerment campaign, and the billionaires’ “Giving Pledge.”

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.

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.

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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