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March 8, 2018

MOU between SBRC at Kyushu University and New Yunus Social Business Company, Borderless Japan Corporation

Borderless Japan Corporation was certified as a “Yunus Social Business Company” conforming to the Grameen seven principles advocated by Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.Following this certification, on March 5, 2018, Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center at Kyushu University and Borderless Japan Corporation concluded an industry-academia collaborative agreement. They will aim to…

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February 20, 2018

February 20th, 2018 – A new book by Professor Yunus has been released!

A Japanese version of Professor Muhammad Yunus’ latest issue, “A World of Three Zeros”, was released.Hayakawa Publishing 272pages 2052yen<Excerpt from amazon.co.jp below>The Trump phenomenon, expansion of inequality, accelerating global warming… the world is now fighting capitalist dysfunction.Based on the activities of the Grameen group and other related groups spread around the world, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor…

About Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Born in 1940, Bangladesh Chittagong. After having served as a lecturer at Chittagong College, he received a doctorate in economics from the university. Since returning to Bangladesh in 1972, after witnessing the plight of poor people due to the great famine of 1974, we began activities for eradicating poverty in the country. In 1983 founded Grameen Bank to do unsecured small lot loan (micro credit). Under the philosophy of Dr. Yunus as the core of the Grameen Bank that "mortgage and collateral are not required for the credit system for the poor" under the philosophy of Grameen Bank, it supports the independence of poor people in rural areas, We made small-lot loans to self-employed people, especially poor women, and contributed greatly to the reduction of poverty in the country.

In recognition of its accomplishment, he won the Nobel Peace Prize with Grameen Bank in 2006. In addition, more than 100 awards are awarded from around the world, each region such as Magsaysay Award called "Asian Nobel Prize", Medal of Freedom of the United States, US Congress Gold Medal Award, World Food Award, Nikkei Asia Award, Fukuoka Asian Cultural Grand Award In addition, more than 40 honorable titles (honorary doctorate etc) are awarded from universities all over the world.

Yunus aims to eradicate poverty through business methods Dr. Yunus runs more than 50 Grameen related companies (Grameen family) to solve various social issues such as education, medical care, energy, information communication. Promote social business such as promotion of local industry in Bangladesh, dissemination of communication technology, use of renewable energy, etc., and also partnership with United Nations, multinational corporations, universities and others to develop social business all over the world It continues practicing.
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