Judul/Title: Creating a World Without Poverty
Penulis/Author: Muhammad Yunus
Penerbit/Publisher: Public Affairs
Edisi/Edition: 2007
Halaman/Pages: 261
Dimensi/Dimension: 15 x 23.5 x 2cm
Bahasa/Language: English
Harga/Price: Rp. 160.000
Call No.: 332.6/Yun/c/C.1
Status: Ada/Available

What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. As founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people -- mainly women -- with small loans they use to launch business and lift their families out of poverty. In the past thirty years, microcredit has spread to every continent and benefited over 100 million families.

But Yunus remained unsatisfied. Much more could be done, he believed, if the dynamics of capitalism could be applied to humanity's greatest challenges.

Now, in Creating a World Without Poverty, Yunus goes beyond microcredit to pioneer the idea of Social Bussiness -- a completely new way to use the creative vibrancy of business to tackle social problems from poverty and pollution to inadequate health care and lack of education.

This book describes how Yunus -- in partnership with some of the world's most visionary business leaders -- has launched the world's first purposely designed social business. From collaborating with Danone to produce affordable, nutritious yogurt for malnourished children in Bangladesh to building eyecare hospitals that will save thousand of poor people from blindness, Creating a World Without Poverty offers a glimpse of the amazing future Yunus forecast for a planet transformed by thousand of social businesses. Yunus's "Next Big Idea" offers a pioneering model for nothing less than a new, more humane form of capitalism.



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