Muham­mad Yunus

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In 2008, renowned econ­o­mist and No­bel Peace Prize re­cip­i­ent Muham­mad Yunus, re­ceived an hon­orary de­gree and par­tic­i­pated in a col­lo­quium on so­cial cor­po­rate re­spon­si­bil­ity. Yunus, founder of the mi­cro­fi­nance model and the Grameen Bank, has been praised for con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing and build­ing the field of “mi­cro-credit,” which has cre­ated fi­nan­cial in­de­pen­dence for thou­sands of peo­ple in the world’s poor­est coun­tries.

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