Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus on the Emerging Role of Social Businesses
January 18, 2018
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Muhammad Yunus on how a new economic system can address systemic issues of inequality, unemployment, and environmental degradation in Canada and around the world.
Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today’s most trenchant social critics. In his latest book, A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions, he declares it’s time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken–that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. To save humankind and the planet, we need a new economic system based on a more realistic vision of human nature–one that recognizes altruism and generosity as driving forces that are just as fundamental and powerful as self-interest. Read more about Dr. Yunus’s new book.
Join for this special event, where Dr. Yunus joins SPPG Director Peter Loewen to discuss how a new economic system able to address issues of systemic issues of inequality, unemployment, and environmental degradation could profoundly impact Canadian public policy.
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 2pm
Dr. Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, economist, and community leader often called the “banker to the poor”. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.
Innis Town Hall Theatre, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto.
Registration is required (seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis).