Boardroom of The Economist
Yunus July 2011 Japan tour
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, one of the leading car manufacturers globally, who would also very much like to contribute to social business.
The NEC headquarter where a meeting with executives from various ICT companies took place.
met with Mr. Sadoshima, the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Executive Leaders Breakfast with many executives from various IT and ICT companies in Japan.
the House of Representatives, the lower house in Japan. The chairman Mr. Yokomichi
lunch meeting with representatives from NTT Data
Dr. Jimi, the Minister of the Financial Services Agency. -a vibrant discussion took place about the great potential of social business to support the Tokuko area, which was severely devastated by the earthquake and the tsunami on March 11, 2011.
meeting with Taro Aso, who was Japan’s Prime Minister in 2008/2009 and is currently the chairman of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentary League
reception with the Mayor of Fukuoka city, the President and Vice-President of Kyushu University, and many participants not only from Japan, but also from countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, Vietnam
The first day of the forum started with a keynote speech by Prof. Yunus, followed by a very interesting panel discussion with Mr. Yanai (CEO of Fast Retailing / Uniqlo), Mr.Odaira (CEO of Yukiguni Maitake), Mr. Jersale (President of Veolia Water Japan), Mr. Zarifi (General Director of Danone Japan), as well as Prof. Hoshino and Prof. Okada from Kyushu University
Public Symposium with a keynote speech by Prof. Yunus, and a panel discussion with Mr. Sotoo (La Sagrada familia sculptor), Mr. Takimoto (Director of Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry) and Mr. Verdier (Director PlaNet Finance Japan).
The Mayor of Fukuoka City and Prof. Yunus jointly signed a declaration that Fukuoka will officially become a Social Business City and Prof. Yasuura (Vice President of Kyushu University) announced the launch of the Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Centre, the first of its kind globally.…
and reconnect their life on their feet through the idea and the practice of Social Business proposed by Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Peace Nobel Prize (2006)
Following the joint declaration "Social Business Hub in Asia” with the City of Fukuoka on July 2010 , this is a great opportunity to promote independent reconstruction aid project to the victims, while reinforcing the cooperation between companies, governments, NPO/NGO and individuals, as well to spread the idea of Social Business to solve a social problem and create a better future in Japan, Asia and all around the world.
Public Symposium Schedule：
Date: July 23rd, 2011
13:00～14:00： Registration Movie : Bonsai
14:15～15:00： Key Note, Prof. Muhammad YUNUS
15:00～17:00： Panel Discussion (Speakers: Prof.Yunus, Sotoo Utsuro, Robert Verdier, Notomi Masako, Takimoto Tooru)
17:00～18:00： Autograph Session
Venue: 50th Memorial Auditorium, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Fukuoka City
.japan 18 July 2011The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner met with Takahiro Yokomichi, speaker of the lower house of the Japanese parliament, and five other Diet members on Wednesday.
Yunus called on Dr Shozaburo Jimi, the financial services agency minister of Japan, at his office, as well as Dr Sadoshima, the director general of the in international cooperation bureau of the Japanese foreign ministry.
The discussions focused on creation of social business funds and individual social business to tackle the aftermath of the great earthquake that ravaged the northeastern parts of Japan in March.
The Japanese leaders expressed particular appreciation for his visit at a time of Japan's need, when the country is coming to terms with the terrible destruction and loss of life wrought by the earthquake in Tohoku region, Yunus Centre said in a statement.
Yunus has been exploring the possibility of joint venture collaboration with Japanese businesses to create social business in Bangladesh.
Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissan and Renault, also came to the hotel to meet Yunus on Tuesday. He discussed various options of social businesses.
Yunus also met many top CEOs in a meeting organised by the president of NEC Corporation.
Yuzo Kayama, a veteran and highly popular singer and actor in Japan, met the Founder of Grameen Bank at his hotel to extend support to his social business initiatives. During the meeting, Kayama described himself as a big fan of Yunus' work.
On Thursday, Yunus was received by Taro Aso, former prime minister of Japan and chairman of the Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentary League. He organised a workshop with Yunus for the members of the parliamentary group in the Diet Hall on social business, especially about its potential for the earthquake affected areas.
Thirty two parliamentarians attended the event, which was followed by a question and answer session from the participating MPs.
ere convinced by the potential of the new business model.
It came during a visit of Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, who developed the social business theory, to Osaka in Japan on Friday and Saturday.
Nobuyori Kodaira, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Company, accompanied by a team of five senior officials met Professor Yunus to discuss Toyota’s participation in social business.
Vincent Valdmann, deputy general manager for corporate planning of Nissan Motor, also visited the founder of Grameen Bank to discuss ways and means to develop social business as a part of their corporate social responsibility programme. Top wealthy business people of Osaka also met Yunus in two separate meetings to explore the possibilities of investing in social businesses in Japan and elsewhere. The meeting was organised by an international bank, Yunus Centre said in a statement yesterday.
Earlier Professor Yunus was in Seoul on invitation of the owner and chairman of SK group to present social business concept to his executives. SK Group is South Korea’s third-biggest conglomerate with annual revenue of $150 billion. Before his arrival in Korea, SK group executives received a week-long training on social business. Professor Yunus rounded up the discussions and explained how the leading group can undertake social business initiative in Korea and other countries.
previously Yunus and Renault
yunus and volkswagen
globalgrameenisborn is it possible to design a global village network where leaders benchmark the best for youth future purposes their global markets can locally sustain?
wolfsburg 7 nov 2009: the day a meeting changed the world - that is if sustainability will ever to…chris macraeJul 18, 2011
TrillionDollarAduit.com what is the pro-youth purpose of each trillion dollar global market sector
WorldClassBrands.tv which corporate brand leaders personal network is closest to valuing which youth sustainability purpose -more at what purpose is yunus debating with car industry
uth's most productive decde www.wholeplanet.tv and are revamping our web www.socialbusiness.tv
http://dcyouth10000.blogspot.com and 100 associated blogs report: news of how many of youth 10000's greatest job creators will linkin out of washington dc as a yunus social business student competition capital- here are some diary entries- if you can add an entry please mail chris.macraeyahoo.co.uk of phone washingtin dc region jnumber 1 301 881 1655
constituencies student competitions need all the help we can get- i dont have exact time yet but guess it will be around 11am -please say if you wnat to join in
b4p vision: is a world where employment, education, food, water, and health are available for all people, so that humans can truly reach their full potential. We aim to raise $10 billion in a decade and impact 500,000 people who are the most in need.
next meeting 10 November: mark judge at north carolina yunus student competition and has visited yunus in bangladesh; i dont know very much about his work out of los angeles but know he wants to make lots of connections across major yunus friendly capitals and youth co-branding of greatest solutions of the net generation
cheers chris macrae
yunus newsline- Queen Sofia of Spain opened yunus annual global social business summit - vienna today 8 november - summit expected to stream live on 9th 10th at www.yytube.net central european time
- i maintain www.youtube.com/globalsocialbusiness please tell me if you know of a youtube video that ought to be there- I also need ideas on www.socialbusiness.tv and www.grameeneconomics.com and www.collaborationcafe.tv now over 100 micro meeting old as part of debriefings of 2050 people sampled with yunus social business book and several birthday wish parties of dr yunus
please help linkin dc student competition year 2012-2013
Election Issue of The Economist also features 4 page special on Bangladesh -still time to add comments
DC saturday nov 10 morning mark thornton
DC monday nov 12 dinner - recent graduate fans of yunus
DC to come holly's bonsai film to be shown at udc auditorium
special inaugural edition of journal of social business on how yunus and social business competition youth can help obama and gamechangers in education value chains - aims to include reports on status of all student competition capitals including tokyo 120000 student competition whose organiser I had half hour chat with recently while yunus was being inaugurated as chancellor of a university in Glasgow
april 6 UDC competition finals
(other us competitions
yunus alabama 18 jan
annual 100 hbu copetition http://www.ofcvc.org/ atlanta april 18-21
to be scheduled over next 15 months - dc celebrations of yunus congress gold medal that iclude testimony to congress and chance to review all student competition projects that are thriving -possible host french embassy-economics leadership team - in dc or ...
call it a fantasy game if you wish - but where geographically and through what practice will youth's 10000 greatest job creators linkin- we have started to design this countdown as part of year long program to see if dc region can be made a top rank yunus and youth social business competition city - when you think of how yes we can obma 1.0 failed to link 1 of youth's top 10000 job creators we reckon obama needs serious help from youth with yes we can obama 2.1 - more at http://leadersandyunus.ning.com/forum/topics/breaking-news
french electric utility schneider extends its partnerships with yunus to help grameen energy - solar and biodas
mcaain canada rumored to be partnering by letting its potato cropknowledge be used in coombia and possibly in haiti
uk supermarket gaint tescco partnering in launching first branch of grameen bank europe out of scotland.,
Ride out the gloom Social businesses plan to create 22.14m jobs around the world by 2015 THE HEARTBEAT: Queen Sofia of Spain, right, and Prof Muhammad Yunus, left, beat drums with a group of artists who played an African drumming ensemble to open the Global Social Business Summit at the Austria Centre in Vienna yesterday. Photo: Nasir Ali Mamun Arun Devnath, from Vienna Social business advocates gathered in Vienna yesterday to find ways to solve ills in capitalism that eliminated millions of jobs around the world. As the developed world is yet to recover from the deep financial crisis, news of gloom is still spreading. Some European nations, including Greece and Spain, are the worst of all in terms of employment. Around 50 million jobs are still missing compared to the situation that existed before the financial crisis, according to the International Labour Organisation. Here comes social business with a promise -- to create 22.14 million jobs around the world by 2015. Social businesses have so far created 19.7 million jobs the world over, according to a tally by the organisers of the three-day Global Social Business Summit that opened in the Austrian capital yesterday. The young population is the worst sufferer in the financial crisis, as many governments, especially in advanced economies, have shifted their priority to a mix of fiscal austerity and tough labour market reforms. "We don't deserve these problems. We don't deserve this doom and gloom. We don't deserve this hopelessness," said Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus at the summit at the Austria Centre, where more than 600 people from different parts of the world gathered to share ideas and build a network. "People who are unemployed don't deserve this. There is nothing wrong with their ability. There is something wrong with the system." "But we have a wonderful determination to create our own space to turn around from this crisis," he said. Yunus, who promotes social business as a sustainable solution to the social problems that have plagued mankind, is a firm believer in the power of creativity and innovation. "We have enough creative power. If we put them all together against all the world's problems, creative power will be the winner." For him, the creative power means human strength to restructure the economic system that traps people in poverty. Here he calls upon the youth to redesign the system. "Can we do something to undo the system?" "Today, we are raising our voice that nobody suffers from the indignity of poverty anymore. Each one of us has the power and we want to combine those powers to overcome this problem," Yunus said. Yunus's longtime friend Queen Sofia of Spain inaugurated the summit as the chief guest. Queen Sofia comes from a country which is saddled with the industrialised world's highest jobless rate. Spanish workers -- 16 to 24 years old -- face an astronomical 53.3 percent unemployment rate, according to the nation's statistical agency. Despite all the bad news looming on the horizon, Yunus is not losing hope. He pins hopes on the power of the youth, technology and innovation. "The world is changing very fast. And we want to take advantage of that speed; speed not in the direction of destruction, not in the direction of hopelessness; but speed to build a new structure which will give us a new ability to let the world rise," he said. Yunus led a 32-member delegation from Bangladesh to the summit, with each of them getting an opportunity to introduce himself or herself on stage to the rest of the audience amid loud cheers. Companies like Danone, Intel Corporation, SAP, Veolia Water, Uniqlo, Renault, McCain and Brizal Foods joined the summit to share their expertise and progress in developing innovative technology solutions within a social business framework. The social business summit, now in its fourth year, is being organised by Grameen Creative Lab of Germany and Yunus Centre under the leadership of Yunus.
Program / Agenda
7 November 2012Academia Meeting: Representatives from university partners meet and exchange academic knowledge on social business Young Challengers Meeting: Young talents of leadership caliber come together to paint their agenda and questions for the summit.
Global Social Business Summit 2012 - Power of Innovation
8 November 2012
08:00 – 09:30 am
Registration // Get-together
09:30 – 11:30 am
Welcome by Hans Reitz, Head of Global Social Business Summit and Managing Director of The Grameen Creative LabOpening Speeches by Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate HM Queen Sofia of SpainSwarm Intelligence Session 1: The most urgent issues in social business by Prof. Muhammad Yunus On stage:Hubertus Külps, Head of Global Communications SAP; Monique Coleman, UN Youth Ambassador; Eric Lesueur, Project Director Grameen Veolia Water; Simon Kleine, Vice President Corporate Communications Western Union and Saskia Bruysten, Co-founder and CEO Yunus Social Business and Fatima Mohammed Al-Balooshi, Minister of Social Development Kingdom of Bahrain
11:30 – 01:00 pm
Social Business Focus Groups, Part 1
01:00 – 02:30 pm
02:30 – 04:00 pm
Social Business Focus Groups, Part 2
04:00 – 04:30 pm
04:30 – 06:00 pm
Swarm Intelligence Session 2: Policy, governance and licensing of social business by Hans Reitz On stage: John Davies, Vice President Intel Corporation; Saori Dubourg, President Asia Pacific BASF; Jean-Luc Perron, CEO Grameen Credit Agricole; Jean Bernou, CEO McCain Europe; Dr. Mathias Terheggen, Head Philanthropy, Philanthropy and Values Based Investing UBS AG and Sophie Eisenmann, Co-founder and CFO Yunus Social Business
06:00 – 09:00 pm
Social Business Expert Meetings - Meet the experts, network and enjoy food & drinks 1. Expert Meeting Corporations 2. Expert Meeting NGOs & Foundations 3. Expert Meeting Governments & Cities 4. Expert Meeting Social Business Entrepreneurs
9 November 2012
08:00 – 09:30 am
09:30 – 11:00 am
Social Business Product Experience - Innovative presentation of social business productsSummary of Day 1 by Emmanuel Faber, COO Danone Group and Saori Dubourg, President Asia Pacific BASFSwarm Intelligence Session 3: How can we innovate social business projects? On stage: Prof. Masaharu Okada, Executive Director GCL@Kyushu University; Ulrich Villis, Global Co-Leader Social Impact Practice The Boston Consulting Group; Martin Löffler, CEO Grameen Caldas; Aarti Wig, Country Lead YY India and Zoran Puljic, Director Mozaik Social Enterprise
11:00 – 12:30 am
Connected Creativity - Visit the exhibitions Marketplace of Social Business, Academia World and Space of Entrepreneurs
12:30 – 02:00 pm
02:00 – 03:30 pm
Pecha Kucha Festival - Short presentation in Pecha Kucha style about different social business projects and ideasExhibition stalls can be visited during this time as well.
03:30 – 04:00 pm
04:00 – 05:30 pm
Importance of innovation and technology for social development by Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of ITU and Co-Chair of UN Broadband Commission
Panel discussion combined with Swarm Intelligence: How can we leverage 2 Nobel Peace Prizes - the EU and social business?
Panelists: Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Thomas Stelzer, UN Assistant Secretary-General; Dho Young-Shim, Member UN MDG Advocacy Group and Heinz Becker; Member of the European Parliament
05:30 – 06:30 pm
The need of women empowerment for social inclusion by Maria Bello, Actress and Activist Closing speech by Prof. Muhammad Yunus and Hans Reitz 1. 2015 Action Plan for Social Business 2. Roadmap to Global Social Business Summit 2013
Finish at Austria Center Vienna
10:00 – 11:00 pm
Movie Late Night Show - Short documentaries on the most innovative social businesses
11:00 – 03:00 am
Both events take place at Grand Hotel Vienna, Kärtnerring 9, 1010 Vienna, Room Ballsaal
10 November 2012
02:00 – 04:00 pm
Panel discussion: Which contribution can culture make to social business?Moderator: Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize LaureatePanelists:Monique Coleman, Actress; Felix Hallwachs, CEO Little Sun; Alan Webber, Co-founder of Fast Company magazine and Dr. Gerald Bast, Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna
Location: Gschwandner, Geblergasse 36-40, 1170 Vienna
exponential impact advisory: the social business youth networks inspired by muhammad yunus -without which millennium goal actions networks would be way behind are worth far more than any individual parts according to Norman Macrae Foundation trilliondollaraudit methodology and charter notespace
Beyond the extraordinary investment of the members bank at Grameen, and the approximate third share its members foundation holds in grameenphone, here is our Unofficial League Table of Most Impactful Social Business Investments around yunus - last update 1 dec 2012
-------- while not controlled by yunus we see wholeplanetfoundation microcredit investment table and conscious capitalsm movements and hugely important to advancing pro-youth economicsmission of friends of youth and yunus
Good News Media- even before Rupert Murdoch's expose filmakers like Will Wenders showed there is notimefelt to empower youth with joyful world service media
Will first 10000 entrepreneurial rural telecentres be owned mutually for poorest in communities or by Bill Gates- how does this depend on whether giving circles of billanthropists use microeconomic or macroeconomics's opposite valuation metrics?