Since October 2006, when Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize, local and international interest in Professor Yunus’ work has continuously increased. In order to address this ever-growing attention, an organization aimed primarily at promoting and disseminating Professor Yunus’ philosophy, practice of a new business concept of social business, was created.
In July 2008 it formally became the Yunus Centre. The Yunus Centre has since been the one-stop resource centre for all Yunus Social Business related activities both globally and in Bangladesh. It keeps the spirit of the global social business movement high 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.
Yunus Centre serves as a global hub for Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus’s global engagement and operates as a technology centre, research and development group that enables social businesses to grow into effective, transparent and effective problem-solving enterprises. YC works to realize Professor Yunus’ vision of putting poverty into museums by 2050. YC brings the on-the-ground experience in Bangladesh to the world to get the operational guidance for emerging social businesses. YC provides technical training, social business development services, organizes workshops, educational seminars, publications, research, business plan formulation, and national and international events.
We at the Yunus Centre believe that the impoverished and marginalized of the society can thrive if allowed the right conditions for development and growth. We are principled on equality and human rights and we aspire to create the conditions for growth and development by creating job givers through facilitating establishment of social businesses. Through diverse educational initiatives we strive to mould responsible citizens and allow them to realize their full potential in developing Bangladesh.