Summary

Nobel laureate and acclaimed economist Muhammad Yunus led an in-depth discussion of the challenges of, and solutions to, global poverty. Widely considered the father of both social business and microcredit, Yunus won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding of pioneering microfinance institution Grameen Bank. He is the author of numerous books, including Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Enterprise and Capitalism and Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanities Most Pressing Needs. Fortune magazine has named him “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.” This event was part of the University of Chicago’s 125th Anniversary celebration and cosponsored by Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Institute of Politics, the Office of the President, and the Urban Poverty Lab.

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