The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world — and tells the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Professor Yunus says that he is looking forward to a kind of business which would uplift the society instead of just focusing on profit making.
In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe, bringing with them
enormous potential for positive change. But traditional capitalism cannot solve problems like inequality and poverty, because it is hampered by a narrow view of human nature in which people are one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit
In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including the spiritual, the social, and the altruistic.
In his book Creating a World Without Poverty Yunus tells the stories of some of the earliest examples of social businesses, including Yunus's own Grameen Bank. It reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already under way — and in the worldwide effort to eliminate poverty by unleashing the productive energy of ever human being.