"I try to sum up the mega problems, the wrong things that we have done to the world. Number one is of course the global warming, the second one is wealth concentration, which is the seed to global poverty, and the third is artificial intelligence when used to make human beings obsolete leading to massive unemployment. We must create a world which is deserving for human being."

His action

Professor Yunus is fueled by the belief that credit is a fundamental human right and from is learnings of the borrowers of Grameen Bank he believes that all humans can be entrepreneurs as we are problems solvers by our nature. His objectives is to help people escape from poverty and other social and environmental problems so they can help themselves and become if possible independent. Therefore, offering people and the world market, new choices over and above the current for profit maximization capitalist system and the not-for-profit charity model. Starting from his personal loan of small amounts of money to destitute women basketweavers in Bangladesh in the mid-70s, the Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement, replicas of the bank model operate in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Widely regarded as the creator of social business, Professor Yunus has published four books: “Banker to the Poor” (2003), “A World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism” (2008), “Building Social Business” (2010) and “A World of Three Zeros” (2017).

Professor Yunus is the co-founder of more than 50+ social businesses, including Grameen Creative Lab, Yunus Sports Hub, and Yunus Environment Hub.

A social business is an independent business that is designed to solve a problem, it’s aim is to make a profit that serves solutions to problems all while respecting the 17 SDGs Sustainable Development Goals and with owners and shareholders who do not claim any dividends. Any profits stay in the company or are used to help solve other social or environmental problems. This social business model and similar models are being taught in 100 + universities in 40 + countries around the globe.

YSBCs may offer informal affiliation to 3ZERO Clubs to help them organise their programmes, provide guidance to implement programmes, connect university faculty and students, monitor the activities of the Club, offer training facilities, undertake action-researches, conduct design competitions, connect them with resource persons, and give them technical assistance.n 40 + countries around the globe.