School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Professor Muhammad Yunus to speak at UNSW on his vision of sustainable development

Image - Professor Muhammad Yunus to speak at UNSW on his vision of sustainable development

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will deliver a public lecture at UNSW on April 4, outlining his vision for promoting equity through a social business approach.

Known as the father of social business and microcredit, Professor Yunus believes the world must adopt the “three zeros” policy in order to achieve sustainable development.

The keys to getting there are harnessing the energy and creativity of the youth, the power of technology, turning the focus of business to social business and ensuring good governance.

One of only seven people ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom and the US Congressional Medal, Professor Yunus believes social business can solve problems in health, education and poverty.

The Yunus Social Business Health Hub at the UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine is one of 18 collaborating partners across the world that work with the Yunus Centre to improve health outcomes for communities in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

The hub at UNSW has a particular focus on empowering youth through sport, as well social business concepts, and research in social business and health.

 

What: Public lecture by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 10.15am for a 10.30am start, including 10:30 am – lecture

11.05 am – Q and A with audience 11.30 am – Panel session, “Promoting equity through social business at UNSW”

Where: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington Campus