My maternal grandfather and Mahatma Gandhi worked on this crisis in Mumbai over 25 years -both
were Bar of London Barristers! The goodwill outcome? grandad's last job was writing up legalese for India's Independence.
In our lingo, badwilled lawyers are those who knowingly hire themselves out to the big get biggest and the most extractive
get ever more unsustainable; good are those who never get involved in such lost trust outcomes; blind are those who do not
consciously understand the whole truth's exponential impact on future generations out of every global village.
So while pro-youth economists and Ilove Yunus's stories on how affordable banking
and healthcare keeps lawyers out of increasing costs to everyone, when grameen first had the chance to become youth's most
valued partnerships and job creating brand with the launch of grameenphone in 1996- he desperately needed a goodwill lawyer
who ensured that the majority of the grameen brand would always be owned in trust for the poorest. This failing back in 1996
may explain constitutionally why grameen could never have become the net generations number 1 partnership brand of jobs and
- worldwide youth are invited by atlanta and nobel peace laureates to celebrate
nov 2015 - yunus links as a worldwide top 10 job creator-grammen brand
building- first 40 years
as yunus says in this video, all the world's most celebrated goals and identities are built out of jigsaw pieces- so if you have a favorite solution
yunus ever open sourced in any of these categories, please mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org - if we understand how it fits,
we'' post it with a link to you of your choice
as hero of youth's 1000 most exciting concepts (big corporations spend trillons a dollar a year on marginal improved conecpts-
value of yunus as linked in to mediating 1000 most transformative concepts)
afer 20 intervuews
with yunus -we ask you to help us catalogue concepts by
7 wonders of Youth & Yunus and
partners between those with most resources and communities with most urgent need of microfranchise solution
how to make a job creating youth olympics
the most popular twin city movement to host -more popular than any sporting world cup!
how would a nearly free nursing college be the catalyst to 8 times lower cost better quality health service
what does a
place need to do to ensure it never loses a youth who could be a brilliant open source tech wizard of sort that ihub economies
a clean energy. water, food secure and zero waste curriculum look like from grade 3 up- and how to tune this with connectedness
of human race and nature being a win-win around the 21st Century's global village planet
As you may know The Economist was the first - and
may remain the only paper printed global mag with the overarching editorial goal of ending hunger. To celebrate its 170th
birthday in 2013, we believe the Massive Open Online Curriculum can be the gamechanger that brings the net back to a smart education media- especially if we choose 5 optimal grameen curriculum
Just imagine where the world would be if the 2000 great and good who started microcreditsummit in 1997 had honored
muhammad yunus and bangladesh microcredit with an open curriculum. Discuss with us at Global Grameen the other 4 curricula which can most help youth help yunus in his race to poverty museums and full youth employment. And
lets rebrand the post-2015 millennium goals summit microeducationsummit
email@example.com Norman Macrae Foundation-The Economist's Pro-Youth Economist washington dc hotline 1 301 881 1655
Global Investment Banking in Youth- How did
nutrition become first sector portfolio?
Facts circa 1980
the first non-financial service grameen bank managers were asked to distribute across (what became 100000+) village centre
hubs was carrott seeds - sold in 1 cent packs. By tradition Yunus wasnt alowed to sell the idea of "banking for poorest
mothers" to his customers- so he waited in the village while his female students developed membership. As anyone who
has been to a Bangla village, stangers get mobbed by crowds of friendly infants. Yunus noticed that most were night blind.
So he asked his professional frriends back in the city about cause and cure- he was told night blindness is caused by vitamin
deficiency and simplest cure is help mothers get carrots into kids' diets. Thus grameen bank managers distributed 1 cent carrott
seedds as part of their weekly visits to each centre and every centre twinned with a vegetable garden as a new microentrepreneurial
source of health and wealth.
2005 yunus 3rd great innovation
(after youth investment banking and bringing cell phones to villages) is brainstormed at a lumch in paris co-hosted by danone
, HEC and Grameen Credit Agricole. It is decided danone will put all its global branding goodwill into staging with grameen
a demonstration of the most exciting purpose of milk- whence a range of infant nutrition products from the first shwoing of
grameen danone yogurt to the greatest innovation in chinese infant nutrition yin yang bao. Given these global successes -
the question what is the healthiest purpose your global market sector can serve becomes the most valuable innovation focus
of any global brand leadership team with a future.
that youth investment banking started in rural areas - why would it surprise the banking world that nutritious agriculture
becomes the first bechmark sector of sustainability investment in global villlage networking economics. Along with Grameen
Danone the most inspiring global partnerships in the first 7 years of global grameen have included www.wholeplanetfoundation.org helping bring sustainability of communities back into rural value chains and e-agriculture experiments by Grameen Intel.
Student entrepreneur competitions among 1000+ colaborating HBUs feautre a lot of agriculture-connecetd social buisnesses and
the ideas that usa' first university of youth invetsment banking will be located in US's poorest county (in alabama) and double
as a 21st C Uni of Agri and Tech
Paris is known as the
first global sb capital of thye 21st C - other ecological nglobal sb partners of yunus are veolia - water and waste; schneider
- green energy; is it too much to hope for that this could also be a gateway into developing a commons microeconic agricutural
policy across the EU and wherever the world's largest single market impacts
The Economist's first 40 years of genre of Entrepreneurial Revolution est 1972
STORY SO FAR
firstname.lastname@example.org washington Dc hotline 1 301 881 1655
In 1976 Norman Macrae
(The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant) invited readers to form Entrepreneurial Revolution networks to change economics and sustain the first net generation; by
1983 he wrote the first guidebook to investing in net generation's collaboration in 3 billion jobs
www.globalgrameen.com focuses on 1 billion community jobs, accompanied by creating one billion green jobs of www.grameengreen.com, and one billion collaboration tech jobs of www.egrameen.com . Norman's last 5 year project 2005-2010 aimed to celebrate bangladesh as nation that had done most to advance jobs
around sharing community solutions to millennium goal service needs - we debrief what happens at that project at www.erworld.tv and for those who want to link into their future capital's most joyful job creation networks we ask you to help us compile
http://yunuscity.ning.com . Today his Family Foundation invites you to help us linkin -and invest in - the 5000 youth whose collaborations can create the most jobs and network sustainability through every community of peoples' borderless 21st
banking networks estimate 25 million plus jobs
end nurseless village network estimate 10
build yunus inspired free university in usa's poorest county - aim to become
world's number 1 job creating alumn network
artists peace corps with future of world service
broadcasting and superstars for youth in communities etimate 25 million plus jobs
jobs - turns out that many called disabled in 20th century have specific job capabilities when linked in to new technology-
eg nordica network empowered by tablets aims to create forst million jobs for specialists with downes syndrome
optimise internet for job creation and mobilisation of poorest peoples markets across china- estimated 100
million jobs (interconnects with collab tech jobs)
if company branding understood worldwide
youth, instead of so much wasted on tv ads then more leders would market themselves like whole food does through
http://wholeplanetfoundation.org likely to help with sustaining 5 million jobs in agricultural communities in 2010s- first 50 conscious capitalsim companies
of size of whole food could help sustain 250 million jobs
INCALCULABLY MORE COMMUNITY JOBS IF 21st C Business Leaders and Professions
and Public Servants systematically valued these ideas first shared with Entrepreneurial Networkers out of The Economist at
the dates shown
Norman Macrae's Valuation of service economy - see intrapreneur from
A most typical structure of a service economy involes a team frnachise- this perfects how
a group of people produce a service a community needs and then replicates this acros thousands of communities
Thing eg of fast food restaurants but then ask yourself what if a franchise was designed so that its replication
was community owned instead of the profit being sucked out to some global owners the surplus could be reinvested in the community;
instead of the food items being processed thousands of miles a way local food supply chains could be developed; instead of
the foods causing obesity, fresh nutritious foods could be served
The job creation potential of the community
owned franchise is huge and worthy of locally produced celebrations- carnivals and the like again bringing employment instead
of the global tv campaign the global franchise that doesnt organically depend on growing each community locally
Positive energies zing all across a true service economy organisation. In a service business a customer knows how
a boss treats a worker from the way the worker treats the customer
Norman Macrae's valuation of knowledge networkng economy
Norman and Peter Drucker's twist with (the post-industrial economy) of knowledge networking
generation built on empowering service franchiese and healthy communities with an extra twist. Define a business as being
in the knowledge economy only if it is governed on the assumption that it only grows if its customers grows. This reflects
the abundant economics of knwledge multiplying value in use unlie the industrial economy's asumption of economic scarcity
caused by things getting consumed up.
In 2010s we have million times more colaboration tech than
when man raced to moon in 1960s. Knowledge co-workers are thise who grow eirher each others knowledge or their knowledge with
customers. This innovation allows us to choose the greatest human pur[ose that each markket sector could be integrating communally.
If you hear ceos saying that they can afford to lead their sectirs most humanly sustainable piurspoe because this would require
an investment that would put them at cost disadvantage at competitors then this leaders simply are not designing their organisation
to be economic in the post-industrial age.
What if the purpose of your nearest bank was to invest
in helping people be productive not trapping them in loans; what if all the educational systems invited every idea that they
and society could connect with job-creation for youth; what if healthcare workers loved making services affordably and this
idea resonated communally so that young people in particular were nurtured to optimise their physical and mental health.
What if all the taxation
structures and everything around your community was pro-family and pro-youth economics. Collaboration networks offer us that
choice because knowledge franchises can be replicated worldwide to any community sharing the same pattern of greatest needs
and most underemployed youth. rsvp email@example.com if you spot a collaboration knowledge franchise that you think
other people living in communities would like to know of.
A main project of Foundation
Norman Macrae , The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant, is http://bigthink.com/ideas/41508 - a league table of 100 leaders who most want to see 2010s being youth's most productive decade - this is a treasure
hunt in which we welcome everyones views, firstname.lastname@example.org ; instant messaging and skype chrismacraedc; washington dc tel hotline 1-301 881 1655
STORY 1 The service franchise is potentially the most exciting multi-win molecule of service
and knowledge networking economics - capable of regeneration of communities and societies but it takes a long time
eg (7 years) to perfect to stage of community win-wns, and a small passionately purposeful team to start it up
What Could We Learn About Franchising from McDonalds
McDonalds was born by a family who spent many years perfecting a great place for other families to come and
have an eat out - ie parents with several children wanting a break from mom doing all the cooking. It was because
McDonalds had become so successful that it was selling 10 times more milk shakes than a resataurant ever had that a 55 year
old milkshake salesman (RK) went to look at Mcdonalds, bought it out, and commercialised tens of thousand of fast food
replications, which ultimately took this industry sector accidentally into the obesity industry (along with others like coca-cola
who had accidentally turned from its origins as refreshment's healthy and uplifting pause into america's major sugar addiction)
What if the McDonalds Family had met a different partner when their franchise was ripe for take off?- one
who said meals out for the family is such a great commnunity idea, why dont we make the food to be the most nutritional the
local community can serve while still making this the most fun place out for families with kids? Ok this would have needed
a cooperative model (what Sir Ronald now calls Big Society Capital modeling)- the opposite of a few people making the most
money by taking a a quarterly toll out of every community, accidentally developing more and more junk recipes and cheap supply
chains (which don't develop quality agricultural jobs).
Right now the UK is celebrating (hubbing
with) the whole of europe's youth in the search for such community models. In contrast, wall street ratings agencies hate
this freedom of competition to come from global village cooperative networking. So we had better hope that the UK finds restauranteurs
who don't want to make a billion for themselves because they are most passionate about what good nutrition can do for poorest
kids growing up and how to design this into regenerating communities. Fortunately the UK has a large social media, as
the BBC is entirely owned by the public not government not bhig corporates) . And fortunatley the BBC has made chefs
famous who do care about nutrition - eg Jamie Oliver School meals - or Gordon's impact on showing that a great kitchen team
is built out of energetic people with almost excatly the opposite mindset from academics who love sitting in ivory towers,
topping down standards that are bereft of deep community contexts needed to sustain rising expoenetials. Why do we want people
to master over us when we could all joyfully be valuing how sustainable business investment can solve the grearest social
needs when in the hands of people who are prepared to be judged actionably by the quality of every dish they serve. font>
Can smart choice of those with the deepest passions for the market for
cooking and its supply chains of local quality become a good multi-billion dolar investment for Sir Ronald's Big Society Capital? Why not? Celebrating food and family eating occasions can be a cross-cultural joy. Celebrating how
food was made can turn round all the un-natural chemicals that macro agriculture has spiralled over 2nd half of 20th C with
the results that many fruit your grandmother used to reconmend as healthy, no longer have any health value the way they are
Better yet Big Society is trying out
the renbewal of youth community centres all over Britain. These are places where the choice of a cluster of franchises
will be make or break whether the community regeneration thrives. There will be some failures but the entrepreneurial beauty
of service creativity is let it fail fast and small- and when successes are openly proven, they can be replicated big across
communities. If each community centre has a great cooperatively run eating experience for families, and makes the community
proud enough to see the whole centre as hub for regenrating productive apprenticeships youth can try out, including healthy
local agriculture and green processes of cleaning up waste, the renewal of Europe through communities will be the greatest
game of the 2010s. Map how every global village unites in celebrating what families need to commune round sustainably, and
economics becomes peoples joyful way ahead.
search out other village replications inspired by learning how to franchise
enjoys 1 million times more powerful colaboration technology than when I was a teenager
Tales of 2 Cities - capacity to help sustain youth sustain world - ranked out of 10 (best)
9 in 2011 predicted 9.5 in 2012
Back in 2005 a lunch at Paris HEC business school with CEOs from Danone and a bank,
and support from governments youth employment minister co-invented the 3rd great Entrepreneurial Revolution of Dr Yunus' lifetime
Global Village Networking Breakthroughs
Previously The Nobel Laureate
had brought 10 times more economical banking, community markets and action-learning hubs to the villages poorest from 1976
- a centre for every 60 village mothers to empower their entrepreneurial capacities and develop their children's lives ; next
in 1996 Yunus brought mobile phones to villages so now hundereds of thousands of vilage hibs could share intelligence ; now
in 2005 paris was offering the genius economist of our times the commitemnt that its most purposeful companies , universities.
energetic youth and other hi-tech wizards would choose the most relevant responsibility partnership to make with dr yunus,
and start a worldwide movement encouraging others with extraordinary technology to do likewise. On our picture this
corresponds to value multiplying win-win-wins between
1 Yunus and the 8 miilion families his grameen network serves,
as well as the milennium goals he invites the world to join in the poverty museums race
7 Corporate Purpose
Over the next few years Paris created benchmark funds (danone communities and grameen credit agricole) and involvied youth in all the good news and actions by making www.danonecommunities.com
into a portal connecting all the ventures with or inspired by yunus
France was also the lead country in Europe for actioning
microcredit for europeans thanks largely to quarter of a century of pioneering work of Maria Nowak at www.adie.org - since
2007 friends of adie have worked tirelessly to get the Euroepan Union in Brussels to see that microcredit and social business
are the most economic ways to get youth back to work and social solutions to replicate all over Europe at community to community
These are some of the reasons why Yunus has called paris the Social Business Capital of the world. Its
9 ranking is well merited. And if only what Paris knew how to celebrate thorouh social actions could be waved all over Europe
then 2010s would be the most exciting decade to be alive
3 in 2011 aiming for 9 in 2012
The idea that London could move up to world class capacity in social business partnering
in little more than a year may sound ambitious. Though pretty well any region that chooses to let youth into the most exciting
ways to be productive can replicate this 1000youth brainstorming example if the will exists amongst elders in power
Moreover London has one advantage unique in all the world
- a mature venture funds manager who promised himself that he would turn completely to social funds from age 60 (about 7 years ago). As often with Entrepreneurial
Revolution, it has taken much of this time to connect a radical change of investment with exponentially rising social impacts.
And then there was the need to identify funding sources. Half a billion euros has been earmarked from dormant bank accounts.
But this is just a start. Sir Ronald is eyeing up 100 billion of charity assets that stands passively in buildings and the
like, and isnt being actively leveraged the way that corpoartes would invest capital. His idea "social impact bonds"
blended with the France's 7 years of Yunus partnering has inspired the European Union to challenge every country to start investing in youth and hunting out social solutions that could be franchised through every
communiuty that needed to own the corresponding productive solution -creating exciting jobs for youth in the process
2012 London's olympics year- a swansong oportunity to celebrate the queen who has worked tirelessly for commonwealth and youth. It would be
most wasteful to do this just with billions of dollars of image marketing now that there are so many promotions of companies'
purposes that can also create youth jobs and provide social solutions. So 2012 could be London's most exciting entrepreneurial
revolution year since 1843 when a Scot came down to what was then the world's most powerful capital to found The Economist to end hunger and end capital abuse
leaders and places whose economists (and public servants
and investment fund structures) help youth to be happily and productively employed go together- hence our need for organising
maps like the one above. We know its a bit messy (shows us yours - rsvp email@example.com) but the proof of this pudding
is whether it helps compare different countries in a way that gets more and more countries to join in - collaboration is this new century's unprecedented entrepreneurial advantage wherever a community's poorest families needs a service solution that its people could largely run
if the net generation was being empowered with suitable resources and economists had done a better job in helping entrepreneurially
build multi-win models
help us rank which nations are serious about youth's most productive races and greatest social
challenges in 2010s
emerging markets: Mobile marvels
Global Village Economics : The Entrepreneurial Revolution of The Net Generation Can we change economics
and media to make the most of the net generation’s productivity and earth’s sustainability. This question has
been my family’s passion since dad came back from spending his last days as a teenager navigating airplanes over Bangladesh
and Burma in World War 2. For us the 2010s has always been the denouement of the future of technology and humanity. Searching out leaders who wish to collaboratively invest in youth most heroic goals and productive opportunities is what
the future of all our children’s children depends on. Our maps of global village economics and entrepreneurial revolution
oppose the assumption of macroeconomists sponsored by the old and those who do not value innovation from youth’s and
sustainability’s viewpoint. DO
NOW NETWORKINGWill you join our urgent search and help co-create worldwide maps
of youth’s most productive possibilities by integrating life critical knowhow out of every community.
Keywords to action : Purpose 1 ; Social Business 1
.click pic to download journal of pro-youth economics sampled by post to 3000 leaders chosen
How do we redesign 21st C media, organisiations and networks
of partners to ensure that the purpose of every global market wholly values youth, and sustainability
NoTimeLeft.org Pre-Olympics is best time for european royal inquiry in best and worst of media: how did the country UK that invested
(BBC) and invented (WWW) the most and in social media end up with the worst of all media
Are nuclear and carbon the only techs that have been globally over-invested
in over first 30 years of going global- how do community based clean energy markets reverse this wrong turning?
Strategy as epicentre of Asian Pacific www century - to make best of both world partbners- short-term, and sustainability's long-term = Yunus- Youth-Leaders open knowledge networks
Which west coast corporaets do the most exciting purposes of the netgen
proud? Intel - curriwiki rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org
Map Bangla knowledge on which 16 trillion dollar markets - banks health agriculture energy water land education media
-impact community sustainability most?
Banking would be safer if every young person (and everyone
who ever educates them) took a driver's test in how to bank, gow to question economists and how to map business models.
Note that the least sustainable worldwide future rewards those who govern how one side take as much as possible
every quarter from every other side; Bangladeshi Social Business
uses the exact opposite maths to sustain the most collaborative community models around life critical services.
WILL YOU LINKIN TO SUSTAINABILITYS TREAURE MAP? SB Partnerships exploring how nearly to the Bangladeshi model
can communities share life critical service information are revealing the most exciting pursposes that each trillion dolar
global market could be employing young people to serve. The good and good news of Wall Street's 2000s being ruled
by the greatest mathemarics error ever spun is change the maths and we can help net generation solve every heroic challenge
that empowering productive youth can serve.
France/Paris is acknowledged by Nobel Laureate Yunus as co-creating the strategy of Global Social Business Partnering in 2005- what
are the most exciting projects that French leaders and yunus invite youth to network around?
Research shows MIT is the number
1 university for job creation and open tech- how goes its most exciting youth projects linkin with youth and leaders and yunus
Microsummit to be hosted by Queen Sofia Spain Nov 2011 = Where can people dilaogue on how to empower would leaders and youth using Yunus- microeconomics
to intervene in the bigeset financial collapses - eg wall street 2008, euro 2011
The US upscale supermarket chain
has rapidly emerged as the most exciting banked for poor farming communities in 40 developing countries http://wholeplanetfoundation.org - are american schools learning from this?
How do other top 25 leaders
around world using yunus economics classify their most exciting youth's projects, and link in with those being webbed
out of paris at eg www.danonecommunities.com
The world's richest man - Carlos Slim - has invested 50 million dollars in serving mexico with sustainable microcredit?
Which other billionnaires are sponsoring microeconomic interventions?
How do different
circles' of leaders interested in youth's most exciting projects vary - eg corporates , universities, non-political place
leaders, place leaders ..?
Africa may yet be the best of google.org - see eg crowdmap
Spring countries and refugee networks will be supported with the best of mobile microcredit networks?
New Zealand's youth have been enjoying death of distance age
most with superb revolutions of their education system - one whose story was a best seller with 10 million Chinese parents.
Can www education join in this celebration
How do we make peer to peer
mentoring on banking as exciting as music sharing - some experiments: Australia - 10thousandgirl.com ; LA thegreenchildren.org SA's Free University with Branson E-unit
Global Grameen includes a journalistic agency hunting out good news on economics.
We have a particular research focus on the Asian-Pacific century's world class brands among which we rank Grameen Global Brand partnerships top. Ask for our free update on opportunities for your regions
youth to get involved in 2010s most exciting decade. If you require customised work we currently charge $150 per hour a third of which goes direct into SB100 investments.
Example update: empowering east coast American youth's inmvolvement
in 2010s most exciting decade - issued sept 2010:
Since my family sponsored Dr Yunus's 3-day event in Glasgow in July (and annual options continuing to 2012), I
have a lot clearer idea on what dr yunus wishes to do with university partnerships as well as what he more informally wants all youth to have opportunities to linkin so that 2010s becomes the most
exciting networking decade- a timeline that broadly matches my dad and my entrepreneurial network maps since 1984
UNIVERSITIES GlasgowUniversity is taking the formal lead in re-editing
the missing curriculum of economics which is pro youth and sustaining communities. Its principal is an economist; he is charged
with finding a curriculum other capital city universities want to share; being the home to adam smith archives and other scottish
entrepreneurial libraries, GlasgowUniversity is well placed to lead this.Glasgow Caledonian is leading both training of nurses for villages (co-sponsored
by Nike Foundation’s resources for Girl Effect) and with the world’s 2nd full professorship of social
business it is leading research into the statistics of how healthcare and microbanking interact to be the
2 most vital community foundations of ending poverty as well as economical models of healthcare and banking –probably
the 2 most grounded stimuli of productive livelihoods a place can enjoy. Currently Glasgow is the only Cpital and Svotland
the only counytry with 2 fully signed up Uinversity prtnherships
Global Grameen -as the world's favourite collaboration partnership in sustainability was born in Paris in 2005. Danonecommunities provides a national and global portal celebrating five years
into involving youth in all yunus partnership cases from HEC business school, to Danone, to Veolia to Credit Agricole and the way the
French government supports youth entrepreneurship's roles in job creation
Auld Alliance renewed: We aim to build
a close entrepreneurial rapport between Paris and Glasgow inviting these best cases to feature prominently in the first journal
of social business - Norman Macrae Foundation SB investment
EAST COAST USA I am trying to find out what students in DC region want to do either to interface with the above or to become world leaders
in other areas of interest to dr yunus and his new book’s invitation to celebrate 2010s as most exciting decade. Georgetown has expressed
interest in helping pioneer understanding of what types of stockmarket are social business and job creation positive. Results
and microcredisummit continue to cheer the world up -keeping millennium goals alive - from their DC headquarters. Results
needs about 7 more congressmen to sign up in the next month so that congress invites Dr Yunus to speak to it.
Simpsons & Dr Yunus will broadcast at Prime Time on the first Sunday in October. Queen Sofia and Hilary
Clinton remain the backbone of world opinion leaders for microcredit. Grameen Bank will be coming to DC after branches in
President Obama has launched the 60 country celebration of East-West entrepreneurs, Monica Yunus is scaling up an artists peace corps out of New York. I would have thought the first university to sign a Yunus partnership on the East Coast has a lot to plug into as
well as opportunity to raise the profile of its chosen areas of 2010s youth and sustainability leadership.
Area practice networkers supporting professional connections
of yunus are www.the-hub.net soon to open its DC shared office space already- a www network already linking in 6000 entrepreneurs. Eric Meade from the
Alvin Toffler institute of future scenarios whose clients include Rockefeller Foundation’s Pro-Poor foci. Eric accompanied
me over from DC to the Yunus 3 day event and to have a brief 1:1 with Dr Yunus.Beyond anything Yunus loves to form technology or knowledge
partnerships that can bring an experiment over to his country and interface with the grassroots networks of practices in education,
health, energy, clean water, food and energy that Bangladesh is already pioneering 10 times more economical models in. I aim to sponsor enough
youth reporters in Dhaka itself to be able to offer maps to anyone visting dhaka on who's who in this capital's
leadership of mobile tech for the poor. Often in Asian region the work is far advanced but the final licence
to operate is the hold up. China's ceo of ali baba (similar to ebay) is looking forward to a decade of creating 100 million
jobs in china through freeing markets by interfacing microcredit and ebay-type application services. Grameen Intel is
another partnership likely to make sudden contributions to this decade's greatest innovations. Thanks largely to Grameen Phone
there are 40 million mobile phone users in Bangladesh. This helps subtatntiate Dr Yunus national strategy :
http://yunusforum.net/?p=55 to be full trading partner with China and India
most likely that I will pay my 5th week long visit to Yunus in Dhaka the middle of october - so if East Coast Universities have ideas of
collaborations for 2010/11 it could be timely to flesh these out now. With the death this year of CK Prahalad and my father
, there are few economists for the poor or for youth left capable of scaling net generation interactions. Yunus at 70 and
with one of his 4 co-founding partners from 1976 retiring at start of 2010 is an invitation to develop way above zero sum
collaboration networking models that will not come again.
Any nation whose people and government wanted Dr Yunus as their chief economist would be most fortunate during 2010s - the exciting net generation decade.That
one at the most critical juncture of sustaining Asia Pacific www century – Norman Macrae, The Economist’s Unacknowledged Giant
chris macrae 1-301 881 1655
begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-301 881 1655
economics emerged from Adam Smith's Scottish pen in the 1750s, with some help from Scotland's Auld Ally the French this system
of investing in future generations was journalised in The Economist founded by Scot James Wilson 1843 ... on Xmas
day 1976 The Economist survey of Entrepreneurial Revolution clarified that the 20th C's 3rd quarter in the West had destroyed
the community grounded economics of Adam Smith and to look east to Asian Pacific www Century 1976-2075.
The newly free nation of Bangladesh
took the ER challenge most innovatively to heart. Today, Bangladesh is number 1 destination for community collaboration around sustainability
world trade solutions: Grameen & Nobel Laureate Yunus invite the NetGen to make 2010s most exciting decade. Journalism
of Job Creating Economics will be reborn in 2011 with the launch of Journal of Social Business and a 3000 sustainable leadership
quest timed to amplify consequences of the 2/3 majority of US congress who Fall 2010 voted to receive a testimony from Yunus
on credit as lifeblood of all nations. 99 other projects connecting job creation economics and innovation for the human
lot find their network clearing house at http://www.smbaworld,com/ where over 2000 readers of yunus social business books share their practical good news.
rsvp email@example.com if you feel we have missed out a seminal link to a first world tour of Grameen Partners or if you would like us to help
you customise more detailed leadership quests round grameen collaborations focusing millennium goals and other
goals youth energetically demand for 2020
Grameen Bank Bangladesh was born by 1983 constitution to be owned by the poor -a quick tour of 28 years of how the worldwide's number 1 job creation system emerged
Documents held at Glasgow Universities
Editorial Centre of Journal of Social Business
eg Paving the Way (Grameen Shkati Jy2010)
practitioner contact details
Abser Kamal ...
Any leading partners –classify by
c)Youth including Unis
Social Business Funds active in this free market
Any universities where student social business clubs major in tracking this markets details
This market’s Friendly Journalists
At BBC & The Economist
JoSB Leaders Clubs names
GlobalGrameen Youtube: Dr Yunus new book Building Social Business invites worldwide youth to make 2010s the most exciting decade - the 60s gen only had the moon race, 2010s gen
has sustainability exponentials of earth and people: to map, social business design and entrepreneurially
network micro solutions around. Twitter too
Extract from Chapter 2 of our forthcoming book : Economics for Youth
What do Coca-Cola, Grameen and The Economist have in common?Coca-Cola
and Grameen were the outstanding brand economics models of their region’s centuries and The Economist was first to alert
the world’s people to studying the transformtion from American Industrial (1876 to 1975) to Asian Pacific (1976 to 2075)
knowledge networking century. All three organisations multiplied productivity and joyfully sustained goodwill round their
deepest purposes across several generation.
Before we look at how they can help us understand the principal mathematical and mapping components
of economics for youth, namely:
Goodwill Value Multipliers
Win-win-win transparency with zero tolerance of conflicts with purpose
exponential rising as the governing dynamic of world’s most economic systems
It is good for young people to know that searching for purposeful
systems depends most of all on relentlessly asking one core question. Over twenty years research of world class brands has
confirmed this to be who in the world would uniquely miss what if this organisation did not exist? Brands that cannot openly answer this hi-trust
question are always liable to bubble up their image until their reality is worth nothing (reference
triple issue of journal of mrketing mngement 2009; The Economist’s 1988 survey on Year of the Brand – two of the
outlets of reserch by world clss brnds networkers)
It is extraordinary
how in their generations we can compare similarities between coke and grameen’s uniquely deep democratic dynamics
*Peace –meaning of youth turning dream into reality
*Led their region’s century development and job creation goals from early on
*Linked in Joy of service everywhere we
*Sport – Coca-Cola is at the heart
of the Olympics sponsors; Dr Yunus is raising the question whether 2010s youth care more about sport or ending poverty –
the wise olympics capital will be the first to empower youth to have it both ways
What Projects can Youth help Global Grameen with?
1) Forbidden questions: human
progress is being hampered by a triple whammy of law, mass media, and the economics of the big get bigger: whenever a
global sector makes a life critical mistake - even one there was no current knowledge on - it can't later admit the
error. American lawyers out of Delaware make sure it would go bust if it did; so unsustainable practices compound and are
rewarded at the top of management. The consequence is ever bigger disasters waiting to happen - BP, Toyota, Andersen,
NASA ...; most of the global sectors that American lawyers now boss over are no longer leading where human
young people need to raise forbidden questions about the purpose of each sector both inside usa and worldwide
to help free the economics of youth; cent for cent since 1976 http://erworld.tv/http://asiapacific.tv/ us investments have been less economic than asian ones; and by the time wall street mastered over the 2000s
its compound impacts on future growth were negative - cent for cent the world's poorest country bangladesh
now designs and networks 50 times more economic innovations in life critical services than USA does ..
COLLABORATION NOW if we can get over the lost pride that all these errors have the same source the
the good news is that correcting them will make 2010s the most exciting decade for young Americans and youth everywhere
Youth need to design the IQ tests of social business -being mathematically and humanly the system designs exactly
opposite to wall street rewarding one group to extract from every group quarter after quarter - come help at
http://socialbusienss.tv/ - make them diverse - dont ask for one standard right answer; search for the next deep question; its a different
way round of action learning but we have been chatting about since our 1984 book. My dad did the writing and I supplied
the internetworking revolution scenario - having spent the 1970s testing internets in elearning at the UK's National Developement
Project of Computer Assisted Learning http://www.normanmacrae.com/netfuture.html
1a i am looking for ideas to repeat the format of this
party - in japan where dad was more relevant than anywhere earning emperors order of Rising Sun for his 1962-on surveys consider
japan and asia-pacific century; in silicon valley where he cheered up computing's early venture capitalists including vinod
khosla when mcneally (then sun) was at garage stage; in barcelona where he supported the entrepreneurial freedom fighters
of catalonia; EU whose founders dad was only journalist of and whose translation into Italian of Entrepreneurial Revolution
made young Romano Prodi famous
Future History of Global Grameen: Grameen formed the multinational Grameen Trust in the late 1980s to demonstrate that what works to empower
families and communities to end poverty in Bangladesh can be translated anywhere. Simultaneously, the mother of President
Obama was translating microcredit culture in Indonesia. From these early times, Sam Daley-Harris (RESULTS est circa 1980) introduced Dr Yunus to worldwide opinion leaders including Queen Sofia of Spain and the Clintons before
Bill's presidency- the greatest human networking event started in 1997: microcreditsummit. However it was only in 2005, that Dr Yunus started developing Grameen as the world's number 1 global brand of sustainability partnerships. Just one meeting in Paris hosted by the architect and alumni coordinator of
HEC's sustainability masters Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot led to 4 global partnerships for Grameen with Danone, HEC, Credit Agricole
and streams of the French government concenred with employment, youth and rural regeneration by small and medium enterprises.
All of these partnershipa are multilayered - for example Danone is the rural yogurt solution to the nutritional crisis of
bangla children. the sponsor of the HEC SB chair with 4 seats, the creator of the first social business funds to be nationally
marketed by banks, and new media's youth and knowledge community danonecommunities . Moreover the French Global Grameen Partnerships (later joined by the 5th partner Veolia which specialises in clean
water and ecological knowhow ) collaborate "sans frontiers" as all are neighbouring institutions
in paris where knowledge workers actualise their life's meaning and compassions in trading associations, cafe
culture and informal, as well as intellectual, knowhow networks- and it helps enormously that Benedicte and
Yunus' Allince Francais planted the five's fields supporting Dr Yunus to be wholly synergetic.
you smarter than a primary school student when it comes to understanding what Grameen and Dr Yunus started in Bangladesh in 1976? /td>
In 2006, Yunus was awarded the Nobel Prize which has emerged
as informal world stage partner in celebrating 3 "hemipops" of microentrepreneurial; world - thye poor, women and
youth. The greenchildren pop group created the theme song of the human networking race to end poverty. and fundraised
for 2 start up franchses of Grameen Eyecare hospitals. in 2007, Dr Yunus wrote his first book on social business as empowering
a 10 times more economic system design for developing communities, and created one of the world's leading mobile media
busiensses Grameen Solutions - the one designed round ending digital divides. From 2008, Global Grameen partnerships have been multiplying at such a rate
that we have needed to create correspondent webs in many coutntries and sustainability solutions fields to keep track
of where people can get connected in celebrating and inter-actioning 2010s Sustainability Decade
our understanding is that Global Grameen networkers celebrations
started on Dr Yunus' 69th birthday- we are aware of 5 places that love staging global grameen celebrations so far,
and the biggie being planned as YunusOlympics 2012 ; if you know of other global grameen celebrations please tell us info @worldcitizen.tv so we can link you
in; to date, sustainability worldwide celebration listing is:
Dhaka 69th birthday (June 29-30 2009);
Global Grameen100Alumni meet 1 wolfsburg volkswagen autostadt, Germany nov 2009;
3000 & 1500 meets Paris Feb & April 2010;
Ronald Reagan World Trade Centre in Washington DC -w hich
twice in my celebrted dr yunus with the the first talk in hos world book tour sponsored by Robert H Smith Busenss School (Uni
of MD) and with the President's Inaugural Annual 60 country Summit on Entrepreneurship
3 infotech and other leaders of job creation by and for all
leaders of affordable healthcare for all
5 dhaka's triple twin cities of sustainability: glasgow (home of adam
smith), paris (home of entrepreneur), london (home of world service social business brodcasting and sustainability olympics
2012) - the triangle that helped microeconomists end the previous attempt of Empire to rule the world
solar and photosynthesis energy makers ; nature's mapmkers do it (system design) micro up, communally & collaboratively
across knowledge boundaries (geographical; professional; cultural; male & female ; next gen and elders ; office next door
and virtual worldwide markets of human productivity and demand)
7 Unprofessions linked in to trilloin
dollar audits offering open maps of each global market's most sustinable purpose
2010s Sustainability Decade: 64
Trillion Dollar Grameen Knowledge of Microeconomics Map
NY: Grameen Americawww.grameenamerica.comhas opened 4 banking branches (3 New York , 1 Omaha ); intends to open branches in
WashingtonDC and san Francisco by end of
2010. To catch a dollar http://www.tocatchadollar.com/has 400 cinema launch the week before Clinton Global
Grameen America ’s international healthcare partnering search has formed many projects -examples at http://yunuspartners.com/ (include GE Healthcare 180 Pfizer
179 Johnson & Johnson 180 Mayo Clinin 180) -associated with Americas’s leading healthcare conferences http://www.worldcongreess.com/ including annual event washington DC April
Grameen Intel 176-179 is testing risk diagnostics of pregnant mothersCA: Grameen GreenChildren has
opened 2 eyecare hospitals using Aravind model- third on the wayCA: Grameen Yunus Centre CSUCI 163-164 is
a University partnership forming Institute of Social Business –started with 4000+ book club (SB book 1)
DC: Associated with worldwide microcredit development through Grameen Foundation and microcreditsummit –the
latter convenes next as a global microcreditsummit out of Spain Nov 2011 ( lead action agendas include that championed by
Queen Sofia of Spain )DC: President Obama has awarded Yunus Presidential Medal of honor and cited Dr Yunus as
a leading example of what Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship inaugurated as annual event since May 2010 with 60
countries; Turkey will hosts in 2011
Texas : Associated
with wholeplanetfpoundation microcredits in multiple localities of where the leading supermarket wholefoods sources produce;
typically an annual leafleting info campaign on microcredit is also activated through stores
Mexico : Grameen Carlos Slim microcredit
Colombia ; Grameen Social Business Zones developments with governor of Caldas
Haiti ; Partnership Mobilisation of long term social business
Scotland, Glasgow Institute of Social Business at Glasgow
University - total redevelopment of economics curriculum; investigation of congruence of Adam Smith, Yunus and other microeconomists; pan-scotland
& country "global aseembly" appreciation of Yunus July 4 with first microeconomics summit; collaboration
birthday wishes for 7th decade; launch of journal of social business authorised with yunus and zasheem ahmedScotland , Glasgow Yunus Centre at Glasgow Caledonian : Social Business
Professor- statistics on impacts of microhealth and microcredit; Grameen Nurse Institute in Dhaka; Glasgow Caledonian leads research
on changes in law needed for Grameen style banking to be sustainable in scotland or Europe; Gordon Briown came in to lend
a hand at July 5 celebrations at Glasgow Caledonian
GlasgowCal publicity also helped by Foundation rtememebring BBC personality Magnus Magnusson now coordinaed by
his haughter and BBC Scotland journalist Sally Magnusson; and Sir Tom Hunter before the recession UK's wealthiest entrepreneur
Grameen Danone – Yogurt for infant nutrition; 9 other social business investments
through Danone Communities fund (the first SB fund to be sold across a nation’s banks). www.danonecommunities.com connects about 50000 French youth in networks celebrating
and action entrepreneur (origin France circa 1800!)
including 3000 meetups in Paris . Danone sponsors
the social business chair at HEC
8 movie exposes how mainstream broadcasters censor micro up – see www.notimeleft.orgHEC is a Yunus Centre: social business chair which connects HEC marketing department, with sustainability masters, with Martin Hirsch minister of youth and employment,
with Dr Yunus; social business track (world’s first SMBA –in 2nd year has nearly 100 students taking
curriculum and researching projects)Martin Hirsch has taken 20 French companies on a SB benchmarking visit to Grameen Dhaka; another gov connection is
an entrepreneur summit for regional SMEs; also national and regional laws being reviewed to make microcredit and SB
simpler to constituteGrameen Veoila – water.Grameen Credit Agricole whose board
members include Luxembourg royal family member – Financial Services including social business fund.Maria Nowak’s ADIE institute
GermanyGrameen Wiesbaden & Berlin – Grameen
Creative Labs, provider of social business support services to prospective partners in SB and action networks; host of annual
Global Grameen Alumni summit - inaugurated nov 2009 at volkswagen autostadt in Wolfsburg - partner developments: BASF Grameen;
Grameen & Adidas $1 childrens shoe; Grameen Otto - http://www.socialbusinesstour.com stimulus
for starting up regional SB funds etc____________________________--Grameen ItalyMilan-
with mayor: host of capital events : social business day July 2010; millennium goals and SB expo 2015Cure2Children
Grameen has developed a portfolio of social business franchises that have turned round the prospects of rural youth from illiteracy
to the most economically productive of the mobile networking age. Famously through its microcredit it has turned 8 million
of the once poorest women in the world into joint Nobel peace laureates in recognition of their microentrepreneurial income
generation and 16 decision framework for investing in sustainability of families and communities.JAPANKyushu Yunus centre is developing an
electronic village lab so that real and virtual simulations test each other; and successes become replicable at digital breadth,
depths and speed of scalingTHAILANDYunus Centre as Asia Institute of Technology is becoming a space for importing any
of Grameen’s best franchises from around the world. This is blended with the capacity to do deeply local research to
check foundations of major projects in the region. There is growing worldwide demand for AIT to host the first expo of technology
for the poor inspired by Yunus partnerships. From about July 2010, AIT Yunus Centre top post will be filed by the
man who helped start brac's university.
What would 7 billion people around
the world miss if Grameen didnt exist? (including Nobel Dr Yunus not existing) and what would happen without the world's greatest innovation : the most purposeful system design known as social business model? After 25 years of modeling and debating globalisation futures, I am as certain as a maths guy would be that survival of our species would have very little chnace without
the above- if you are convinced on that one contact me whenever you like usa 301 881 1655 (washingtion DC) firstname.lastname@example.org - for others who feel its big but not quite that big why not tell us which of these solutions you see dr yunus' 2 books on
social business as helping tio share with the net generation and you!
What is Grameen?
One of the 2 greatest job creation networks ever designed –ending poverty both of illiterate women and their
Opportunity for 7 billion people to use any and every media or mediation
host to debate with each other and interaction the most urgent goals defining whether global is spinning sustainabily
or not as we start the 2020s.
Designer of sustainability investment systems that are
10 times more economic communally and locally
After Wall Street's performance I assume
not even the man in the moon would say we have entered the 2010s with global systems sustainining communities, young people. Why do we have such amazing tecnology in C21 but still tolerate the fact that there is 1 in 7 chance
a baby is born into $1 dollar a day household with little chnace of a prodyuctive, creative or healthy life?
A wholly safe banking system with community market and healthy knowledge hubs attached to
maximize members productive reach
One of the great digital and mobile technology solutions providers
A world leading solar and clean energy company
A centre for educational and vocational empowerment
What is Global Grameen?
The number 1 partnership pathway back
to sustainability for the whole world with the capability of revaluing every global marketplace for its upward sustainability
The connector of microeconomic entrepreneurial revolution needed to stop the world being ruled
by macroenconomics too big to fail systems
The simultaneous restorer of all professions’ Hippocratic
An architect of affordable 21st C health systems where technology is designed in
most economically and to maximize virtual and real diagnosis and treatment processes
A pioneer of the water, nutrition and energy solutions
A partner with nations or peoples or places
that want to design a sustainable globalisation
Co-creator of media and mediation systems that do good
for every community they interface
Mapmaker of transparent and sustainable free market systems that
enable all 7 billion [people to maximise the creativity and purpse of their lives
Open designer of the most purposeful
systems and networks
Black (or bold) means Global
Grameen Alumni Wolfsburg 09 or Yunus Partner- Grey means tracking - rsvp info @worldcitizen.tv if you have nomination
of SB collaboration partner in sustainability for tracking
Nike Foundation whose Girl Power brand announced at Clinton Global 09 is main funder ($5mn) of collaboration
gameboard end nurseless villages, aka Grameen Nurse Institute
CP1 Micro SB bank
GRAMEEN BANK is the greatest job creation system and network ever designed -formal
data; informal data on 10 times more economic; jobs are created across generations through 3 empowering facilities
in one system: bank for the poor, 125000 hubs sharing knowledge for poor, and free community marketplaces for every 60 members; collaboration
with Grameen connects community solutions to all 7 sustainability wonders : financial services owned by poorest, education, healthcare, water & food & energy -and Gandhi's triple change whammy : government & professions and media;also grameen exports knitwear
further sb partners : aravind replicated from India to Bangladesh; cure2children Italy to Bangladesh
collaboration cafe- our sustainability multiplying values in this Bronx tv video; connect 15 cities in 3 continents- used by many networks including SaintJames last sustainability luncheon with 2 world ranking microeconomists who first studied in Bangaldesh and both
started searching for missing system of going global in 1976 12, simpol, EU knowledgeboard, YunusForum, journalistsforhumanity, return bbc worldservice to SB anchor women, African Diaspora nets, yunusbook clubs and dvd10000, GRN, Union of real gandhi networks, world citizen guides on edu collaboration entrepreneurs, global uni of poverty; we have an agreement to pilot with http://the-hub.net/ whether they have an SB club; we are delighted to sign similar collaboration agreements
SAP, Deutsche Telecom, Scout24, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany
US health corporation partners - Pfizer, General Electric Healthcare Systems, Mayo Clinic, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Johnson & Johnson- Emory U Laerning Panel
Yes We Can, Muhammad Yunus: launching 1997 microcreditsummit’s race to end poverty;
2010 is "Joy of Life decade" launching Global Grameen Nov 2009
There is a missing system without which investments in the coming globalisation will not be exponentially
sustainable. Norman Macrae, survey Entrepreneurial Revolution, The Economist 25 Dec 1976
GlobalGrameen.com – the
unauthorised biography of sustainability world’s greatest brand : Global Grameen, and world’s greatest invention
Social Business System Designs
The way the 1984-2024 generation designs globalisations will compound 10 times more or less
health and wealth. Uniting the human race in ending poverty is the way for microeconomics to go if global markets are to be
free to celebrate exponentials rising. Norman and Chris Macrae, 1984: 2024 Repot –concise future history of network
The entrepreneur makes more jobs than she or he takes – Nobel Muhammad Yunus, Social Business
Book tour 2008
My father and I believe the worldwide significance of Global Grameen's
launch can be described something like this. Do you have any editing suggestions, or do you see the value of global grameen
Economics and sustainability are compound phenomena.Consequently,
it is impossible to truly value the impact of a global organisation without asking: is this system spinning a sustainable
exponential rising or an exponential that is crashing down?
serial crashes of the 2000s make clear, the absence of exponentials attention in media and in annual reports of most of the
West’s largest organisations is becoming humanity’s greatest threat. Among entrepreneurial gifts that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has shared with this world,none offers people around the world such a joyous opportunity as the 2010s launch of the Global Grameen brand : to be the world’s number 1 brand gravity connecting global social business partners in sustainability.
This launch capitalises on knowhow open sourced over a third of a century’s determination
of emotional and social intelligence. This is cultivated around a core group of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs who
invented a Micro Up system – which Yunus defines as the Social Business model. Mathematically and practically
this system is uniquely simple: the design benchmark for integrating everyone’s productivities and demands round
valuing sustainability exponentials.
Social Business system's
brand DNA and its core metrics – and so its leadership's governance - are all about value multiplying communal win-win-wins
through every investment cycle. When Adam Smith wrote about free markets he was searching for this map. Absent of it, the
20th century has serially demonstrated the liability of macro economists to take a wrong turn and then accidentally
rule over how to be become ever less economical!
So it is tmely
that Micro economists and citizen groups are uniting in calling the Social Business the world’s greatest invention.
For confirmation, see the life works of Europe’s senior economist whose published exponential forecasts since 1984 have continuously shown the 2010s to be the last decade that
our human race will have the choice to integrate local societies globally in ways that structurally map how to sustain the
future of our human race
Global Grameen ABC
Are you interested in promoting understanding
and creativity of global social businesses designed around sustainability exponentials? Will you help us track
what happens when clubs of the world's most resourced organisational typologies –global corporate brands, the 21st
Century’s outstanding universities, regional leaders, citizen networks, philantropists, global NGOs, sports and global
media stages etc - partner Grameen’s micro system serving life critical needs through grassroots
We Can celebrate the 2010s as that joyous decade where millennium goals - and webs of urgent interactions - make sustainability's
choice for all future generations. If you know how to hi-trust network, please don’t lurk now.
On November 7, over 100 people will be invited by Muhammad Yunus to be sustainability ambassadors to 2015 and launch Global Grameen on the journey of being
sustainability's world's favourite global brand partner - what questions should these people be rehearsing as a first 100 network of sustanability
system designers of global social business maps, and version 0 of what subsequent yunus forums of 100-5000 people amy choose to Q&A or search.
getting the right item list in question 1 is probably most important to this
stage on global grameen launch (if only 1 question is surveyed I'd go to Q1)..With regard to such a question it is crucial not to assume you are only using it quantatively
– do you know the research practices of grounded theory?
email or contact -------------------------------
1) When you think of a brand or organisation
partnering Global Grameen, which of these advantages do you see a partner leverage
1)Knowhow from Grameen as the world’s leading system designer resolving sustainability
2)Reputational gains of being a social business partner in the human race to end poverty
and staging joy of millennium goals
3)A change in the partner's purposeful
capability to innovate or let organisation-wide cultural/diversity values blossom
term relationships needed to enter a new country such as China or Bangladesh so as to seed respected brand leadership
5)Specific knowledge/relationships from Grameen’s and Bangladesh's world leadership
benchmarking and networks on clean energy and climate crisis solutions
knowledge/relationships from Grameen’s world leading impact on smart digital or mobile media
7) Bottom-up opportunity to transparently map architectures ( free market centres) of
10 times more economical designs of healthcare, banking ,
job creation and ..
8)Opportunities to transform how
the world analyses value and leadership by being in a club of people connected around the networked world’s most trusted
visionary and creative entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus
you mentioned several opportunities in 1, which one is it most pivotal from now to 2015 that the branding of global grameen
is seen to celebrate through communal actions. Please select 1-8 from 2 viewpoints:
people with the most powerful responsibilities and asset decision-making
b) 7 billion human beings worldwide
3 What is your relationship to global
brands and global markets
A)I work at a global brand company
B)I advise global brand companies/leaders
or sustainability concerns are directly impacted by media and global brands
4 Please tick social or sustainability concerns that you spend a lot of time on
B)Access to financial services that invest in local people
access to education
D)Access to healthcare and personal safety
system failures causing poverty
5) Regarding 4) do your concerns and actions most impact societies in
6) do you have any comments or suggestions of questions that 100 to 5000 people
attending Yunus Forums on Global Grameen should be good news connecting through Grameen
Global Grameen Social Business Partnering ABC –map last updated oct 2009– see any incompletions please mail email@example.com – or for more detail guiding contact us in WashingtonDC301 881 1655 – take official tour of grameen
lab – or visit fan labs at londonLA DC BerlinGlasgow -please note our most uptodate & linking version of this map is
Veolia & Volkswagen (Autostadt)
Adidas & AIT YunusC & Grameen America
Bangladesh & BASF &BerlinFreeU
CISB (CSUCI) &CreditAgricole& Colombia SB Zones
Universities for Sustainability; Media, Global Brand Marketing Sustainability
Social Business – sustainability world’s
Volkswagen Autostadt Nov2009, an hour's ice-ride from Berlin:
over 100 leaders of sustainability came to celebrate goals and social business collaborations with Dr Yunus and the launch
of Global Grameen as the world class brand designed to celebrate partnerships in sustainability. We will be reporting who connected what by theme starting wth
Text in Blue represents official notes of Global Grameen - rest is fans correspondence
A Global Meeting for Social Business!
On November 7, 2009 Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Creative Lab, Germany is hosting the 1st Global Grameen Meeting in Autostadt/Wolfsburg near Berlin.
The Grameen Global
Meeting is an integral part of the series of events to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall under the motto “Another
Wall to Fall.” The meeting will begin at noon and is followed by an evening dinner and a networking session.
Those who are invited to participate in this upcoming intimate circle with Professor Yunus includes CEOs, board members,
sustainability experts, as directors of social business projects.
The goal of this meeting is to convene the partners
and supporters of the Grameen Social Business movement to share experiences and develop new ideas.
GGM will support this by:
Exchanging experiences and knowledge among project participants’ field reports,
existing social business joint ventures and other Grameen social business projects, thereby developing the culture of
knowledge regarding Grameen social business.
Fostering intensive networking and discussion of new social business
ideas in an intimate circle with Professor Yunus
Creating a platform for interactions between social business
experts and potential partners from the classical world of business
Announcing Professor Yunus goals for 2015
Committing to reduce poverty world wide.
Reinforcing the friendship between Professor Yunus and the companies attending
Facilitating global cooperation
Bureaus of GG - washington DC chris 301 881 1655
Many generations of my family have believed that humanity has a fundamental right to economies where media is used to share good
for you -and your community - news. With mathamatical and other weapons that Scottish internationalists have learnt to
action from Adam and James, we will fight peacefully for this right shaming the reputation of all who deny it. When Dr
Yunus spoke from his Nobel platform in 2006 about the world's greatest invention http://www.worldclassbrands.tv - and encouraged citizens everywhere to communaly club round it - we started a series of fans
webs: globalgrameen, grameenenergy,grameenuniversity, and so forth. Apart from the joy of celebrating good news from the global village, these collaboration
citizen webs are merely fans sites. We celebrate realisin g the worlwide generation's united gopal of ending poverty
which along with BRAC http://www.brac.net , Grameen http://www.yunuscentre.org has world staged Dhaka into the city en route to every sustainability city - and
thank UK ministers Miliband and Alexander for being some of the first to raise the cheers for this in their visit to
Dhaka in Sept 2009.
People we have met or corresponded with about Grameen and the Bangladesh
(including BRAC & ASA) in co-research maps designed to share thousands of social business franchise solutions all over the world
Bangladesh: Dr Yunus (centre), Dipal Barua (Energy 12), Professor Latifee (Trust), Mrs Begum (Schooling) , Kazi Islam (Media for poor including world leading mobile solutions) 12 , Lamiya Morshed (Yunus year Ahead), Mr Sultan (Health 12 ) , Samir, Katrina, ..
Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus invites social business
leaders to 1st Global Grameen Meeting; November 7, 2009; Audostadt in Wolfsburg (near Berlin, Germany) - more details
Global Grameen Meeting - the event of Global Grameen Social Business Movement
Social Business in the worlds of business, science and politics has emerged as a local movement as well as an innovative business model with
the potential to solve global challenges.
The joint ventures that have been realized between partners and companies
with Grameen demonstarte that a worldwide culture of cooperation, in which the participating parties mutually complement one
another, is the key to solving many worldwide problems. This leads to the conclusion that the struggle against poverty is
a team effort.
The goal of the first Global Grameen meeting is to convene the partners and supporters of
the Grameen Social Business movement to share experiences and develop new ideas.
The Global Grameen Meeting supports
Exchanging experiences and knowledge among project participants' field reports, existing social business
joint ventures and other Grameen social business projects (strategic and operatve dimensions), thereby devloping the
culture of knowledge regarding Grameen Social Business
Fostering intensive networking and discussion of
new social business ideas in an intimate circle with Dr Yunus
Creating a platform for interactions between social
business experts and potential partners from the 'classical' world of business
Announcing Dr Yunus goals for 2015
to reduce poverty worldwide
Reinforcing the friendship between Dr Yunus and your company
The Global Grameen Meeting is an integral part of the series of events to celebrate
the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall under the motto "Another Wall to Fall". With you, we would
like to make the wall of poverty fall.
The Global Grameen Meeting will take place on 7 November 2009, at the Audostadt
in Wolfsburg near Berlin. The marketing and communications platform of one of the world's largest automobile groups will
host the event, thereby making a considerable contribution to furthering the development of social business partnerships
meeting begins at noon and is followed by an evening dinner and networking session. Those who are invited to participate
in this intimate circle with Dr Yunus include CEOs, Board Members, sustainability experts as well as "directors" of social
you want to be on this global grameen trust map of connnecting people & networks rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org with reason why you qualify in terms of global grameen alumni status or sustainability exponentials auditing and/or social business system competence.
this emerging 2010 version
will soon replace 2009 version
UKLondon Ashden world leading prize network on
microenergy : Sarah Butler-Sloss (ne Sainsbury), BBC Paul Rose, Sofia B londoncreativelabs.com, Mostofa yunusforum.net –world social business summit during 2012 sustainability olympics; wcbn’s john caswell;
the-hub.net jonathan; muftah noblecities tv station; tom rippon future of postgrad SB apprenticeships, sandra BRACCumbria –paul rose and global grameen
alumn andy dickson of m pact InternationalScotland .. Sir Tom Hunter, 3 Glasgow Unis, Pamela Gilles,
Zasheem Ahmed, Ms Magnusson –origin in of Grameen Nurse institute now founded out of Nike Foundation; aims to be main
grameen bank trial in europe; has advertsied social business chair of wellbeingFrance:Yunus Movie :Benedict (HEC), The Big
4 of Global Grameen, YunusMovie: Vivian, Estelle (robert de quelen)Big 4 GG:France Grameen Danone, Grameen Veolia, Grameen Credit Agricole HEC SMBA France – social businessfnds – danonecommunities
and grameen credit agricoleGermany Grameen BASF, GrameenCl (scout24 web & micromarket portals), Grameen Otto, Adidas (factory of future), Autostadt (Volkswagen)Lisbon reputedly first social business stockmarket advised by german firm linked to
Berlin Institute of Social Business & Yunus lab at Free University of Berlin all linked to GrameenCL in wiesbadenMonaco – Prince Albert Fund
for environment; Monaco social busienss fund for africaMadrid Queen Sofia- world microcreditsummit 2011, NazrulItaly- san patrigano, mayor
of Milan 2015, Bologna grameen bank testsUSA:LA CSUCI Cal Inst
of Soc Business, Thegreenchidren, Holly Bonsai Yunus film, melanie the global summit, heath rowCA Grameen Intel ; (jeff skoll and larry brilliant)San Francisco – alan webber compere of global grameen at wolfsburg 2009 and ex-founder fast company Princeton- Sam-Daley Harris Microcreditsummit (ya caitlin at swartmore PA)Boston Grameen America Health & HQ Vidar Jorgensen; MIT Yunus Challenge; MicroloanFoundation
& MIT entrepreneur labs
New York- Grameen America Bank, St Johns Edu Degree in Social Business –wcbn global grameen alumn
erich joachimstaler (and into germany office markus Pfieffer)- booktour publisher clive priddle (ya alexis), susan davis
brac,mancy barry -ex womens world banking - now micro100 leaders net highly lnked columbia business school social enterprsie
DC Alex Counts Grameen Foundation, (FINCA),
microfinancepodcast; ashoka-drayton social entreprenenur hq (ya alex)(MD
centres of social value creation and finance robert smith business school , melissa carrier)Austin –
wholeplanetfoundation – mackey conscious capitalism ning of sustainabilitity partners; (Atlanta Ray Anderson CEO of zero waste corporates)Seattle Unitus
–with sam main Usa supporter of jamii boraUSApilots with Mayo Clinic,
Pfeizer, GE Healthcare (USA-UK); associations with Goldman sachs 10000 women job creation panelChina – epicentre of 100 million jon creation challenge –
ceo of ali babaIndia –with grameen partner in http://bankabillion.org ; should be way through to Nilekani visisn of jib creating india; Lucknow schoolMexico Grameen carlos Slim – major microcredit aimed to fight compartamos (Cinepop)Colombia –
social business zones- gov of caldas –my indirect contact with ceo of leading dairy company (microfinances 2000 farmers
and a danone partner)Kenya : Jamii Bora Ingrid Munro Thailand- bangkok –Borje and Peter , AIT Yunus Centre, (Michel open
source processes)Singapore – world toilet sanitation conference producer hoping to be a creative lab soonJapan 3 universitiesJeddah? – university and
Islamic SB FundBangladesh- own page
Social Business - A Step Toward Creating a New Economic and Social
Order Professor Muhammad
Yunus, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh INDIA PARLIAMENT Lecture delivered at the joint-meeting of the members of Lok
Sabha and Rajya Sabha of India, in Delhi on December 9, 2009.Second Annual
Professor Hiren Mukerjee Parliamentary Memorial LectureHon'ble Vice President, Hon'ble Prime Minister
of India Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Hon'ble Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Distinguished Ladies
It is a great honor and privilege for me to deliver the second Annual Memorial Parliamentary Lecture
in honor of the formidable academician and parliamentarian, Professor Hirendranath Mukerjee. I am very proud to pay my respects
to an individual whose commitment to social justice spanned over 60 years, until his death in 2004.Hiren Babu’s commitment to the plight of the oppressed and exploited during his
entire life has inspired many. His gift of oratory has captivated and enlightened individuals across the political spectrum.
Indeed, Hiren Babu's faith in the ability of his fellow human beings to help themselves reflects my own beliefs about the
innate ability of all people, including the poor, to change their own lives for the better.
Mukerjee has been one of the 20th century’s best examples of the intellectual prowess in South Asia.
If our human resources are nurtured and simply given a chance to grow, I am certain we can all change our economic and social
So I pay tribute to the memory of this great son of the region who dedicated himself
to improving life for the people at the bottom of society.
Professor Mukerjee tried to address the poverty issue
politically. I first got involved in it as an academician, and then personally, almost by accident. I got involved
with poverty because it was all around me. The famine of 1974 pushed me out of the university campus. In disaster situations,
most of us take up our social roles unhesitatingly. But in my case what began in a time of crisis became a life-long
calling. I gave up my academic position and founded a bank - a bank for the poor.
Enslaved by the Money Lenders In 1974, I found it extremely difficult to teach elegant theories
of economics in the classroom while a terrible famine was raging outside. Suddenly I felt the emptiness of economic
theories in the face of crushing hunger and poverty. I realized that I had to leave the campus and somehow make myself
useful to the distressed people of Jobra, the neighboring village.
In trying to discover what I could do
to help, I learned many things about Jobra, about the poor people, and about their helplessness. I came face to face
with the struggle of poor people to find the tiniest amounts of money needed to support their efforts to eke out a living.
I was shocked to meet a woman who had borrowed just five taka from a money-lender and trader. The condition of the loan:
She would have to sell all her products to him at a price he would decide. A five-taka loan transformed her into a virtual
To understand the scope of this money-lending practice in the village, I made a list of the people who had
borrowed from the money-lenders. When my list was complete, it had 42 names. These people had borrowed a total
of Tk. 856 from the money-lenders. To free these 42 people from the clutches of the money lenders, I gave them the money
to repay the loans. The excitement that was created in the village by this small action touched me deeply. I thought,
“If this little action makes so many people so happy, why shouldn't I do more of this?”
I have been trying to do ever since.
Grameen Bank Lends Even to Beggars The first thing I did was to try to persuade the bank located in the university campus to lend money to the poor.
But the bank manager refused to do that. He said, “The poor do not qualify to take loans from the bank - they
are not creditworthy.” I argued with him about this for several months, but I couldn’t change his mind.
So I offered to become a guarantor for loans to the poor. The bank agreed to accept this proposal. By the middle of
1976, I started giving out loans to the village poor, taking personal responsibility for their repayment. I came up
with some ideas for making it easier for the poor people to repay the money they had borrowed. These ideas worked.
People paid back the loans on time, every time.
It seemed to me that lending money to the poor was not as difficult
as it was imagined. But I kept confronting difficulties in trying to expand the programme through the existing banks.
Finally, I decided to create a separate bank for the poor. Finally I succeeded in creating this bank in 1983.
We called it Grameen Bank.
Today, Grameen Bank is a nationwide bank serving the poor in every single village of Bangladesh. It has 8 million borrowers, 97 per cent of whom are women. The bank is
owned by the borrowers. Nine of the thirteen members of the board of directors are elected by the borrowers as shareholders.
Grameen Bank lends out over $ 100 million a month in collateral-free loans averaging about $ 200. It encourages children
of Grameen families to go to school. It offers education loans to them to pursue higher education. There are more
than 42,000 students who are currently pursuing their education in medical schools, engineering schools, and universities
financed by education loans from Grameen Bank. We encourage these young people to take a pledge that they will never
enter job market to seek jobs from anybody. They'll be job-givers, not job seekers. We explain to them that their
mothers own a big bank, Grameen Bank. It has plenty of money to finance any enterprise they wish to float—so why
waste time looking for a job working for someone else? Instead, be an employer, rather than an employee.
Bank is financially self-reliant. All of its funds come from deposits. More than half of the deposits come from
the borrowers themselves, who are required to save a little bit every week. They have a collective savings balance of
over half a billion US dollars. The repayment rate on loans is very high, about 98 per cent, despite the fact that Grameen
Bank focuses on the poorest people—those that other banks consider non-creditworthy. Grameen Bank even gives
loans to beggars. They use the loans to start the business of selling goods from door to door, rather than begging door
to door. Beggars like it. We now have over 100,000 beggars in this programme. During the four years since
this programme was launched, over 18,000 have quit begging.
This idea of small, collateral-free loans for poor
women, known as "microcredit", or "microfinance", has spread around the world. There are now Grameen-type
programmes in almost every country in the world. We even run a programme named "Grameen America"
in New York City. It is now branching out to Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco, California. Even in the richest country in the world with the most sophisticated banking
system, there is a need for a bank dedicated to serving the poor.
is Not Created by the Poor When I meet Grameen Bank borrowers, I often meet mother-daughter and mother-son
pairs in which the mother is totally illiterate, while the daughter or son is a medical doctor or an engineer. A thought
always flashes through my mind: the mother could have been a doctor or an engineer too. She has the same capability
as her daughter or son. The only reason she could not unleash her potential is that the society never gave her the chance.
She could not even go to school to learn the alphabet.
The more time you spend among poor people, the more you
become convinced that poverty is not created by poor people. It is created by the system we have built, the institutions
we have designed, the concepts we have formulated. Poverty is an artificial, external imposition on a person.
And since it is external, it can be removed.
Poverty is created by deficiencies in the institutions that we have
built. For example, financial institutions. They refuse to provide financial services to nearly two-thirds of
the world’s population. For generations, they claimed that it could not be done, and everybody accepted that explanation.
This allowed loan sharks to thrive all over the world. Grameen Bank questioned this assumption and demonstrated that
lending money to the poorest in a sustainable way is possible.
During the current financial crisis, the falsity
of the old assumption became even more visible. While big conventional banks with all their collateral were collapsing, microcredit
programmes, which do not depend on collateral, continued to be as strong as ever. Will this demonstration make the mainstream
financial institutions change their minds ? Will they finally open their doors to the poor?
I am quite serious
about this question. When a crisis is at its deepest, it can offer a huge opportunity. When things fall apart,
that creates the opportunity to redesign, recast, and rebuild. We should not miss this opportunity to redesign our financial
institutions. Let’s convert them into inclusive institutions. Nobody should be refused access to financial
services. Because these services are so vital for self-realization of people, I strongly feel that credit should be
given the status of a human right.
Poverty Belongs in Museums Every human being is born into this world fully equipped not only to take care of himself or herself, but also to contribute
to the well being of the world as a whole. Some get the chance to explore their potential, but many others never get the chance
to unwrap the wonderful gifts they were born with. They die with those gifts unexplored, and the world remains deprived of
Grameen has given me an unshakeable faith in the creativity of human beings and the firm belief
that human beings are not born to suffer the misery of hunger and poverty. We can create a poverty-free world if we
collectively believe in it—a world in which the only place you would be able to see poverty is in poverty museums. Some
day, school children will be taken to visit these poverty museums. They will be horrified to see the misery and indignity
that some human beings had to go through. They will blame their ancestors for tolerating this inhuman condition for so long.
To me, poor people are like bonsai trees. When you plant the best seed from the tallest tree in a tiny flower-pot,
you get a replica of the tallest tree, only inches tall. There is nothing wrong with the seed you planted, only the soil-base
that you gave it is inadequate. Poor people are bonsai people. There is nothing wrong with their seeds, but society never
gave them the proper base to grow on. All it takes to get poor people out of poverty is for us to create an enabling environment
for them. Once the poor can unleash their energy and creativity, poverty will disappear very quickly.
A Fundamental Conceptual Flaw Let me return to the current financial crisis.
Unfortunately, the media coverage gives the impression that, once we fix this crisis, all our troubles will be over.
We forget that the financial crisis is only one of several crises that are threatening humankind. We are also suffering
a global food crisis, an energy crisis, an environmental crisis, a health care crisis, and the continuing social and econonomic
crisis of poverty. These crises are as important as the financial crisis, although they have not received as much attention.
Furthermore, the media coverage may give the impression that these are disconnected crises that are taking place simultaneously,
just by accident. That's not true at all. In fact, these crises grow from the same root—a fundamental flaw
in our theoretical construct of capitalism.
The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation
of human nature. In the present interpretation of capitalism, human beings engaged in business are protrayed as one-dimensional
beings whose only mission is to maximize profit. This is a much distorted picture of a human being. Human beings
are not money-making robots. The essential fact about human beings is that they are multi-dimensional beings.
Their happiness comes from many sources, not just from making money.Yet economic theory has built the whole theory of business on the assumption that human beings do nothing
in their economic lives other than pursue their selfish interests. The theory concludes that the optimal result for
society will occur when each invididual's search for selfish benefit is given free rein. This interpretation of human
beings denies any role to other aspects of life - political, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, etc.
doubt human beings are selfish beings, but they are selfless beings too. Yet this selfless dimension of human beings
has no role in economics. This distorted view of human nature is the fatal flaw that makes our economic thinking incomplete
and inaccurate. Over time, it has helped to create the multiple crises we face today.
Once we recognize this
flaw in our theoretical structure, the solution is obvious. We can easily replace the one-dimensional person in economic
theory with a multi-dimensional person - a person who has both selfish and selfless interests at the same time.
Immediately our picture of the business world changes. We now see the need for two kinds of businesses, one
for personal gain (profit maximization), another dedicated to helping others. In one kind of business, the objective
is to maximize economic gains for the owners, even if this leaves nothing for others, while in the other kind of business,
everything is for the benefit of others and nothing is for the owners—except the pleasure of serving humanity.
Let us call this second kind of business, built on the selfless part of human nature, as “social business”.
This is what our economic theory has been lacking.
Social Business –
A Non-Loss, Non-Dividend Company A social business is a business where an investor aims to help others
without taking any financial gain himself. At the same time, the social business generates enough income to cover its
own costs. Any surplus is invested in expansion of the business or for increased benefits to society. The social
business is a non-loss, non-dividend company dedicated entirely to achieving a social goal.
in the real world be interested in creating businesses with selfless objectives? Where would the money for social business
Judging by the real human beings I know, many people will be delighted to create businesses for selfless
purposes. Some have already been created. I’ll give briefs on some of them a little later.
source of fund, one source can easily be the philanthropy money going for creating social businesses. This makes enormous
sense. One problem of charity programmes is that they remain perpetually dependent on donations. They cannot stand
on their own two feet. Charity money goes out to do good things, but that money never comes back. It is a one-way
route. But if a charity programme can be converted into a social business that supports itself, it becomes a powerful
undertaking. Now the money invested is recycled endlessly. A charity taka has one life, but a social business
taka has endless life. That's the power of social business.
Besides philanthropists, many other people
will invest in social businesses just to share the joy of making a difference in other people's lives. People will give
not only money but also their creativity, networking skills, technological prowess, life experience, and other resources to
create social businesses that can change the world.
Once our economic theory adjusts to the multidimensional reality
of human nature, students will learn in their schools traditional money-making¾and colleges that there are two kinds of businesses businesses and social businesses. As they grow
up, they'll think about what kind of company they will invest in and what kind of company they will work for. And many young
people who dream of a better world will think about what kind of social business they would like to create. Young people,
when they are still in schools, may start designing social businesses, and even launch social businesses individually or collectively
to express their creative talents in changing the world.
and Other Social Businesses Like any good idea, the concept of social business needs practical demonstration.
So I have started creating social businesses in Bangladesh.
Some of them are created in partnership with large
multi-national companies. The first such joint-venture with a multi-national company was created in 2005, in partnership
with the French dairy company Danone. The Grameen-Danone social business is aimed at reducing malnutrition among the
children of Bangladesh. The Grameen-Danone company produces a delicious yogurt for children and sells it
at a price affordable to the poor. This yogurt is fortified with all the micro-nutrients which are missing in the vitamins,
iron, zinc, iodine, etc. If a child eats¾children’s ordinary diet two cups of yogurt
a week over a period of eight to nine months, the child gets all the micro-nutrients he or she needs and becomes a healthy,
As a social business, Grameen-Danone follows the basic principle that it must be self-sustaining,
and the owners must remain committed never to take any dividend beyond the return of the original amount they invested.
The success of the company will be judged each year not by the amount of profit generated, but by the number of children getting
out of malnutrition in that particular year.
Many other big companies are now approaching us to create social businesses
jointly with us. They want to create joint ventures with Grameen because they want to make sure that it is done the
right way. Once they become experienced in social business, they will take the concept wherever the need exists.
We have a joint-venture social business with Veolia, a large French water company. The Grameen-Veolia Water
Company was created to bring safe drinking water in the villages of Bangladesh where arsenic contamination
of water is a huge problem. Villagers are buying water from the company at an affordable price instead of drinking contaminated
BASF of Germany has signed a joint-venture agreement to produce chemically treated mosquito-nets in Bangladesh as a social business. The BASF-Grameen joint-venture company will produce and sell these mosquito-nets as
cheaply as possible to make it affordable to the poorest. The company will have to be self-sustaining, but there is
no intention of taking any profit out of the company beyond the amount invested.
Our joint-venture social business
with Intel Corporation, Grameen-Intel, aims at using information and communication technology to help solve the problems of
the rural poor—for example, by providing health care in the villages.
Our joint-venture with Adidas aims
at producing shoes for the lowest income people at an affordable price. The goal of the Grameen-Adidas company is to
make sure that no one, child or adult, goes without shoes. This is a health intervention to make sure that people in
the rural areas, particularly children, do not have to suffer from parasitic diseases that can be transmitted through walking
Grameen-Otto is planning to set up a garment factory as a social business in collaboration with Otto,
a large chain store and mail-order company of Germany. Profit of the company will be used for the improvement of the
quality of lives of the employees, their children, and the poor of the neighbourhood.
As these examples show, social
business is not just a pleasant idea. It is a reality, one that is already beginning to make positive changes in people’s
Many more social businesses are on the way. One attractive area of social businesses will be in creating
jobs in special locations or for particularly disadvantaged people. Since a social business company operates free from
the pressure of earning profit for the owners, the scope of investment opportunities is much greater than with profit-maximizing
companies. Profit-maximizing companies need to be assured of a certain minimum level of return on investment before
they'll invest and create jobs. A social business does not need to fulfill such a condition. It can easily invest below
that level and go down even to near- zero profit level, and, in the process open up opportunities for creating
jobs for many people, which exciting area of social business is in afforestation. Forests are being denuded all around the
world by individuals, greedy businesses and in some cases by government officials who are paid by the tax-payers to protect
the forests. This is having a documented negative impact on climate change. Planting trees across huge tracts of land could
be an excellent area for social business This opportunity, we cannot afford to ignore for saving our planet.
is another highly potential area for social business. Public delivery of healthcare in most cases is inefficient and
often fails to reach the people who need it the most. Private healthcare caters to the needs of high-income people.
The big empty space between the two can be filled by social businesses.
In Bangladesh, Grameen
Healthcare company is trying to create social businesses to fill this gap in the healthcare system. We are trying to
develop a prototype of health management centres in the villages to keep healthy people healthy by concentrating on prevention
and offering diagnostic and health check-up services, health insurance services, etc. We are making efforts to take
advantage of universal availability of mobile phones. We are in the process of working with leading manufacturers to
design diagnostic equipment that can transmit images and data in real time to city-based health experts.
Healthcare is in the process of setting up of a series of Nursing Colleges as social business to train girls from Grameen
Bank families as nurses. Bangladesh has an enormous shortage of nursing professionals. The global
shortage of nurses is also quite enormous. There is no reason why vast number of young girls should be sitting around in the
villages while these attractive job opportunities are going unfilled.
Grameen Healthcare is also planning to set
up secondary and tertiary health facilities, all designed as social businesses. To train a new generation of doctors
to staff our social business healthcare facilities, Grameen Healthcare plans to establish a University
of Health Sciences and Technology.
Many other segments of health care are appropriate for
building successful social businesses--nutrition, water, health insurance, health education and training, eye-care, mother
and childcare, diagnostic services, etc. It will take time to develop the prototypes. But once creative minds
come up with the design for a social business and a prototype is developed successfully, it can be replicated endlessly.
Designing each small social business is like developing a seed. Once the seed is developed, anybody can
plant it wherever it is needed. Since each unit is self-sustaining, funding does not become a constraint.
Putting Today’s Powerful Technology to Work The world today is in
possession of amazingly powerful technology. That technology is growing very fast, becoming more powerful every day.
Almost all of this technology is owned and controlled by profit-making businesses. All they use this technology for
is to make more money, because that is the mandate given to them by their shareholders. Imagine what we can achieve
if we use of this same technology to solve the problems of the people!
Technology is a kind of vehicle.
One can drive it to any destination one wants. Since the present owners of technology want to travel to the peaks of
profit-making, technology takes them there. If somebody else decides to use the existing technology to end poverty,
it will take the owner in that direction. If another owner wants to use it to end diseases, technology will go there.
The choice is ours. Present theoretical framework does not give this choice. Inclusion of social business creates this choice.
One more point to ponder – there will be no need to make an either/or choice. Using technology for one
purpose doesn’t make it less effective for serving a different purpose. Actually, it is the other way around.
The more diverse use we make of technology, the more powerful it gets. Using technology for solving social problems
will not reduce its effectiveness for money-making use, but rather enhance it.
The owners of social businesses
can direct the power of technology to solve our growing list of social and economic problems, and get quick results.
We May Create Social Stock Markets Once the concept
of social business becomes widely known, creative people will come forward with attractive designs for social businesses.
Young people will develop business plans to address the most difficult social problems through social businesses. The good
ideas will need to be funded. I am happy to say there are already initiatives in Europe and Japan to create Social Business Funds to provide equity and loan support to social businesses.
In time, more sources
of funding will be needed. Each level of government—international, national, state, and city—can create
Social Business Funds to encourage citizens and companies to create social businesses designed to address specific social
problems (unemployment, health, sanitation, pollution, old age, drug, crime, disadvantaged groups the disabled, etc).
Bilateral and multi-lateral donors can create Social Business Funds. Foundations can earmark a percentage of their funds
to support social businesses. Businesses can use their social responsibility budgets to fund social businesses.We'll soon need to create a separate stock market for social businesses
to make it easy for small investors to invest in social businesses. Only social businesses will be listed in this Social
Stock Market. Investors will know right from the beginning that they'll never receive any dividends when they invest
in social stock market. Their motivation will be to enjoy the pride and pleasure of helping to solve difficult social
Social business gives everybody the opportunity to participate in creating the kind
of world that we all want to see. Thanks to the concept of social business, citizens don't have to leave all problems
in the hands of the government and then spend their lives criticizing the government for failing to solve them. Now
citizens have a completely new space in which to mobilize their creativity and talent for solving the problem of our time.
Seeing the effectiveness of social business governments may decide to create their own social businesses or partner with citizen-run
social businesses, and/or incorporate the lessons from the social businesses to improve the effectiveness of their own programmes.
Governments will have an important role to play in the promotion of social business. They will need to pass
legislation to give legal recognition to social business and create regulatory bodies to ensure that transparency, integrity,
and honesty are ensured in the social business sector. They can also provide tax incentives for investing in social
businesses as well as for social businesses themselves.
The Power of
Dreams The wonderful promise of social business makes it all the more important that we re-define and
broaden our present economic framework. We need a new way of thinking about economics that is not prone to creating
series of crises; instead, it should be capable of ending the crises once for all. Now is the time for bold and creative
thinking—and we need to move fast, because the world is changing fast. The first piece of this new framework must
be to accommodate social business as an integral part of the economic structure.
In this context let me raise another
What will the world be like twenty or fifty years from now? More specifically, what will South Asia be like? It’s fascinating to speculate about this. But I think an even more important question
is: What do we want the world, and specifically South
Asia, to be like twenty years or fifty years from
The difference has great significance. In the first formulation, we see ourselves as passive
viewers of unfolding events. In the second, we see ourselves as active creators of a desired outcome.
it is time to take charge of our future rather than accept it passively. We spend too much time and talent in predicting
the future, and not enough on imagining the future that we would love to see. And even so, we don’t do a very
good job of predicting the future. With all our wisdom, expertise, and experience, we repeatedly fail to imagine the
amazing changes that history continues to throw our way.
Think back to the 1940s. Nobody then predicted that,
within fifty years, Europe would become a borderless political entity with a single currency. Nobody predicted
that the Berlin Wall would fall even a week before it happened. Nobody predicted that the Soviet Union
would disintegrate and that so many independent countries would emerge out of it so fast. On the technology front,
we see the same thing. In the sixties, no one predicted that a global network of computers called the Internet would
soon be taking the world by storm. No one predicted that lap-tops, palm-tops, Blackberries, iPods, iPhones, and Kindles would
be in the hands of millions. Even twenty years ago, no one was predicting that mobile phones would become an integral part
of life in every village of the world.
Let's admit it, we could not predict the world of 2010 even from 1990 -
a span of only 20 years. Does this give us any credibility in predicting the world of 2030 today, given the fact that
each day the speed of change in the world is getting faster and faster?If we have to make predictions, there are probably two ways to go about it. One would be to invite the
best scientific, technical, and economic analysts in the world to make their smartest 20 year projections. Another would
be to ask our most brilliant science fiction writers around the world to imagine the world of 2030. If you ask me who
has the best chance of coming closer to the reality of 2030, without pausing for a second I'd say that the science-fiction
writers will be far closer to the reality of 2030 than the expert analysts.
The reason is very simple. Experts
are trained to make forecasts on the basis of the past and present, but events in the real world are driven by the dreams
We can describe the world of 2030 by preparing a wish-list. This wish-list will describe the kind
of world we would like to create by 2030. That's what we should prepare for. Dreams are made out of impossibles.
We cannot reach the impossibles by using the analytical minds which are trained to deal with hard information which is currently
available. These minds are fitted with flashing red lights to warn us about obstacles that we may face. We’ll
have to put our minds in a different mode when we think about our future. We’ll have to dare to make bold
leaps to make the impossibles possible. As soon as one impossible becomes possible, it shakes up the structure and creates
a domino effect, preparing the ground for making many other impossibles possible.
We'll have to believe in our
wish-list if we hope to make it come true. We'll have to create appropriate concepts, institutions, technologies, and
policies to achieve our goals. The more impossible the goals look, the more exciting the task becomes.
for us, we have entered into an age when dreams have the best chance to come true. We must organise the present to allow
an easy entry to the future of our dreams. We must not let our past stand in the way.
Let’s dream that
by 2030 we'll create a well-functioning South Asian Union. There will be no visas required, no customs officials limiting
travel among the South Asian countries. There will be a common flag, along side our national flags, a common currency,
and a large area of common domestic and international policies.Let's dream that by 2030 we'll make South Asia the first poverty-free region of the world. Let’s
prepare to challenge the world to find a poor person anywhere in South Asia.
Let’s dream that by 2030 South Asia will set up a reliable state-of-the-art healthcare system that
will provide affordable care for all people.
Let's dream that by 2030 we'll create a robust financial system to
provide easy access to financial services to every single person in South Asia.
dream that by 2030 the first career choice for every child growing up in South Asia will not be to work
for some company but to launch his or her own enterprise.
And let’s dream that by 2030 we'll have a range
of creative and effective social businesses working throughout South Asia to solve all the remaining social
Do all these dreams sound impossible? If they do, that means they are likely to come true if we
believe in them and work for them. That’s what the history of the last fifty years teaches us.
agree to believe in these dreams, and dedicate ourselves to making these impossibles possible. Thank You.