A WORLD OF THREE ZEROS
German Book Tour
with Stops in
Berlin, Hamburg, & Wiesbaden
German Book Tour
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus offers his vision of an emerging new economic system in his new book ‘A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions’.
Yunus created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty. Now 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. We need a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest.
In his book, Yunus explains how thousands of people and organisations have already embraced this vision of a new form of capitalism, launching innovative social businesses designed to serve human needs rather than accumulate wealth. They are bringing solar energy to millions of homes in Bangladesh; turning thousands of unemployed young people into entrepreneurs through equity investments; financing female-owned businesses in cities across the United States; bringing mobility, shelter, and other services to the rural poor in France; and creating a global support network to help young entrepreneurs launch their start-ups.
In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire. He explains how global companies like McCain, Renault, Essilor, and Danone got involved with this new economic model through their own social action groups, describes the ingenious new financial tools now funding social businesses, and sketches the legal and regulatory changes needed to jump start the next wave of socially driven innovations. And he invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of.
From November 10 to 12, Prof. Yunus himself will come to Germany to give an insight into the concept of social business in his talk about his new book. In Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Wiesbaden he will take the time to answer questions about social business and how he imagines this new new economic system.
These events will end with a book signing session. You have the opportunity to purchase your new book on site.
Admission is free.
The event is in English, please register online.