The YY Campus Tour Objectives
The YY Campus Tour aims at raising awareness on social business according to Professor Muhammad Yunus among the academic. This winter, unique inspiring events will take place in several French universities.
In front of an audience of hundreds students, a conference with Prof. Yunus, social business actors, university and students representative.
CREATION OF YSBC
Key players in the diffusion of Prof. Yunus vision, more than 64 Yunus Social Business Centers (YSBC) exist in Universities around the world. They aim at training students in social business through specialized courses and resources. They are strongly supported by the Yunus Centre.
In smaller groups, collective intelligence workshops to deepen students understanding of social business.
CATHOLIQUE DE LILLE
DIJON BURGUNDY SCHOOL
MORE INFORMATION TO COME
"Today´s young people represent one of the three “megapowers” that I believe
will transform global society in the next few decades. By redesigning the economic
structure completely one can unleash the creative power of woman
and men everywhere"
Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Social business as defined by Prof. Yunus is an innovative approach to tackle the big social and environmental challenges of our times.It is a powerful tool to create a world of three zeros: zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions.
Social business is a sustainable business whose purpose is to serve a societal cause. In a social business, the investors/share holders can gradually recoup the money invested, but accept not to take any dividend beyond that point. Purpose of the investment is purely to achieve one or more social objectives through the operations of the company, no personal gain is searched by the investors.
The impact of the business on people or environment, rather the amount of profit made in a given period, measures the success of social business.
CENTRE YUNUS PARIS
The Centre Yunus Paris was created in September 2017 by Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Grameen Bank Founder and Honorary Citizen of the City of Paris. Invited by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, the Centre Yunus Paris is settled in the heart of the city, at “Les Canaux”, the Social Business House for solidary-driven and innovative economies.
First accredited Centre by the Yunus Centre Dhaka outside of Bangladesh, the Centre Yunus Paris is the permanent resource center for social business in France. It intends to promote a world of three zéros : zero poverty, zero unemployment, zero net carbon emissions. In collaboration with everyone who recognizes oneself in this vision, it aims at creating, developing and accompanying a dynamics around social business in France & Europe. One of its core missions is to represent Professor Yunus in the main Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games organizing bodies, in order to create the most environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive Games in the history.
Supported by the YY Foundation, the Centre Yunus Paris aims notably at promoting social business among the academic world, universities and mainly students, who are the leaders and professionals of tomorrow.
Yunus Centre is the resource center for all Grameen social business related activities both globally and in Bangladesh. It ensures the rollout of the global social business movement through various events, social media, publications, and websites. The Yunus Centre also helps forge lasting, productive relationships among all social business institutions around the world.The Centre is chaired by Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and its Executive Director is Ms. Lamiya Morshed.
KINDLY SUPPORTED BY YUNUS AND YOU - THE YY FOUNDATION