Posts Tagged "Muhammad Yunus"

Prof. Muhammad Yunus held a Lectio Magistralis at the Italian Chamber of Deputies

Posted on Jul 18, 2014

Prof. Muhammad Yunus held a Lectio Magistralis at the Italian Chamber of Deputies

On July 10th 2014 the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, professor Muhammad Yunus held a Lectio Magistralis entitled : “Social Business: a Sustainable way to Solve Society’s Most Pressing Problems” at the Italian Parliament. The lecture was introduced by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldrini. During his speech, Professor Yunus mentioned the experience of the Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence and the Pistoia Social Business City Program as good practices for the promotion of Social Business. The Scientific Director of ARCO, Prof. Mario Biggeri and the...

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“Creativity at the service of the territory”

Posted on Jul 18, 2012

“Creativity at the service of the territory”

“If the conditions are created to harness the creativity, of which every human being is endowed, then the problems of society can find a solution” With this in mind, the opening ceremony of the “Pistoia Social Business City” program was celebrated on July 11, at the presence of the promoters of the initiative and of Muhammad Yunus himself. “I never wanted to change the world, I just tried to be helpful by helping other people”. With these words, Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of microcredit, greeted the audience of the...

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The word goes to Yunus

Posted on Jul 2, 2012

In Pisa and in Pistoia, on 10 and 11 July, two opportunities to hear Professor Muhammad Yunus live. A discussion on projects and tools that can promote development and strengthen the autonomy of peoples. This is the objective of the workshop “Fighting Poverty: a duty of all” organized by the Fondazione Andrea Bocelli under the “Break the barriers” program. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 10, at Pisa, from 17.00 to 19.30, in the auditorium “G. Toniolo” (Piazza dei Miracoli), and will see the participation of Professor Muhammad Yunus, who will...

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A new beginning

Posted on Jun 26, 2012

A new beginning

On Wednesday 11th July, Pistoia will get the official acknowledgement as first Social Business City in Italy. Next 11th July there will be the opening ceremony that will celebrate Pistoia as the first Social Business City in Italy. The Social Business City Program started this year as a result of the agreement between the Yunus Social Business Centre University of Florence, Fondazione Un Raggio di Luce Onlus and Fondazione Cassa di Rrisparmio di Pistoia e Pescia: the Program will be now officially inaugurated in the presence of local and national authorities and of Nobel Peace Prize...

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Eastward

Posted on Apr 5, 2012

Eastward

A meeting in Dhaka with professor Yunus to report on the activities of the last year  and to look at possible projects in Eastern Europe was held on the 29th of May. The objectives of the meeting between Enrico Testi, Director of International Relations of YSBCUF, and the head officers of the Yunus Centre in Dhaka (Bangladesh), were to trace the initiatives promoted by the YSBCUF in its first year of activity and to share the development strategies and directions to follow in the close future. Furthermore, the visit of YSBCUF Director was the opportunity to show professor Yunus the Social...

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