Pr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize 2006, gives an exceptional conference

PRESS RELEASE - 15.10.2019 

Pr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize 2006, gives an exceptional conference at KEDGE Business School in Marseille 

On October 9th, 2019, KEDGE Business School Marseille Campus welcomed Professor Muhammad Yunus for an inspiring conference on the theme "Bringing Social Business to Your Campus". More than 1000 students, among which 600 attending in the amphitheater and 400 connected through visio-conference from Paris, Bordeaux and Toulon campuses, listened to Pr. Yunus sharing his path, learnings and vision for a world of three zeros: zero poverty, zero unemployment, zero carbon emission. 

"Do not accept what you are told in the classroom", said Pr. Yunus to students. "Imagine the world you want to live in. Nothing is impossible for human beings. If you imagine it, it will happen.

Initiated by Centre Yunus Paris and KEDGE Professor José Carlos SUAREZ-HERRERA, in the framework of the YY Campus Tour, and in collaboration with students organizations Unis-Terre and Clepsydre, this conference gives a unique opportunity for KEDGE to receive Pr. Yunus, Grameen Bank Founder and Social Business initiator, and thus to open the school to a new field of research. 

Already a pioneer in the fields of CSR and sustainable development, KEDGE has decided to develop its strategic action in the area of "common good" while investing the field of Social Business and is applying by the Yunus Center to host a Yunus Social Business Center (YSBC). Such a Center would allow KEDGE to join a network of more than 80 YSBC around the world. It would aim at : 

  • training students to Social Business, 
  • facilitate internships & apprenticeships,
  • accompany project creation,
  • contributing to research on Social Business,
  • integrate & support social innovations.

Thus, a collaboration between KEDGE Business School, Centre Yunus Paris, French branch of the Yunus Center based in Dacca and the global network of academic institutions will grow continue defending a world of three zeros.

About Centre Yunus Paris 

Centre Yunus Paris was created by Pr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize, Grameen Bank Founder and Honorary Citizen of Paris City in September 2017. First Yunus Centre outside of Bangladesh, the Centre Yunus Paris is the permanent resource center for social business in France. It intends to promote a world of three zeros: zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero net carbon emissions. Centre Yunus Paris aims notably at promoting social business among the academic world, universities and students, who are the leaders and professionals of tomorrow. - @CentreYunus - Facebook/CentreYunusParis 

About YY Campus Tour 

The YY Campus Tour, organized by Centre Yunus Paris with the support of the YY Foundation, aims at raising awareness on social business according to Professor Muhammad Yunus among the academic world and students. It consists in unique inspiring talks organized in French business schools and universities in presence of Pr. Yunus himself. Its ambition is notably to encourage the creation of Yunus Social Business Centers (YSBC) in Universities. More than 80 YSBC already exist within universities and academic institution around the world. Created in partnership with the Yunus Center, they aim at training students in social business through specialized courses, degrees, internships facilitation, assistance in project creation and provisioning of diverse resources. Essential ally to Prof. Yunus’ philosophy, YSBC are key players in the diffusion of social business. They are strongly supported by the Centre Yunus Paris and the Yunus Centre in Dacca, Bangladesh. 

About Unis-Terre 

Unis-Terre is one the largest student organization for sustainable development and humanitarian action in France! Created in 2005 at the heart of KEDGE Business School Marseille, it gathers about 175 members and aims at promoting and developing solidarity initiatives locally and internationally.
Thus, the organization covers the three pillars of sustainable development: environment, social and economy. - @UnisTerre – Facebook/Unis-Terre Kedge 

About Clepsydre 

Clepsydre is the student tribune, non partisan-organization of KEDGE Business School Marseille, which aims at giving a voice to citizens, being professionals, students or others. The organization fulfills its mission through events & media means: conferences, round-tables, articles, videos, radio shows, speech contests and more. - @ClepsydreKedge – Facebook/Clepsydre Kedge 

Press Contact Centre Yunus Paris – Phone: +33 (0) 646 025 536 

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