On October 3rd the Germans celebrate a very important event in the history of Germany and a very significant event in the history of the world. On this day German people have shown that a peaceful revolution is possible.
Honoring this memorable day Professor Yunus was invited to hold a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin which was covered by a photo installation made by the international acknowledged artist JR.
Find here his speech that he held in front of around 600.000 people:
“Today we are celebrating a very important event in the history of Germany and also in the history of the world.
On this day German people have shown that a peaceful revolution is possible.
that peace is threatened by unjust economic, social and political order, absence of democracy, environmental degradation and absence of human rights;
that social justice is a must to prevent the society from radicalism;
We agree :
that poverty is caused by the absence of social justice.
Since we agree, we must act together.
Extreme concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands caused by existing economic system violates the fundamentals of social justice. Unless this inbuilt systemic flaw is corrected it will generate social upheaval.
As an attempt to address this flaw I created the concept of social business, a business concept which is based not on profit motive, but on empathy and global citizenship. It creates non-dividend companies dedicated to solving human problems.
It will reduce the social and environmental injustices including the injustice of wealth concentration.
Good economic theory must give the people the environment to live in peace. The present economic system does not provide that.
We need new concepts and new practices. We need to build a new economic framework to build a new civilization based social justice and human values. On this important day of celebration let us make up our minds to focus on creating the new civilization with social justice and peace, and promise to achieve it whatever it takes.
Only with you, we can make it.
Let us make it together.
End of Speech
It is time that we actively shape the new economic parameters and show how Social Business contributes towards building a new civilization globally.
If you want to become a part of this global movement and support Prof. Yunus and the idea of Social Business attend the Global Social Business Summit on November 8th and 9th, 2018 in Wolfsburg.
It needs every single one of you and as Prof. Yunus has stated in his speech’s closing: “Only with you, we can make it. Let us make it together.”
Claim your spot now and be part of the world leading conference on Social Business under https://www.gsbs-2018.com/attend/
We are thrilled to welcome you in Wolfsburg to further develop the idea of Social Business!