Great conference by the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and meetings with SE players
As part of de YY Campus Tour — organised by the Yunus Centre Paris — Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of Grameen Bank, will visit BSB on Wednesday 6th of March 2019.
In the morning he will meet the local players of Social Economy (SE) and in the afternoon he will take part on the “YY Campus Tour Conference” at Dijon’s Convention Centre on the subject of social business before hundreds of BSB’s students.
Muhammad Yunus is the 4th Nobel Prize to visit BSB, only weeks after Vernon Smith — the 2002 Prize in Economic Sciences — and several years after the Dalai Lama and Rigoberta Menchu.
Advocate of social business, pioneer in microfinance
Yunus Centre Paris was founded by Professor Muhammad Yunus in 2017. Following the same line of the Yunus Centre in Bangladesh, which was founded to bring an end to poverty, the Yunus Centre Paris is the permanent resource centre for social business in France. It aims to promote the economy of the three zeros: zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero net carbon emissions.
Professor Yunus is considered a pioneer of microfinance, BSB’s long-time cherished philosophy, as evidenced by its research in the field. It is no coincidence that Professor Yunus chose BSB as a leg of the "YY Campus Tour” in France, along with Sciences Po, ESCP Europe, EDHEC or EM Lyon.