Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
“Rather than marching into global warming and unemployment, we can create our world the way we want.” That’s the message of our guest Professor Muhammad Yunus, who says: “If we imagine that world, we can create that world. Imagination can make it happen.” As a pioneer of microfinancing with Grameen Bank, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has alleviated poverty for tens of millions of people and given them an economic lifeline, with small loans that look to bring out the entrepreneur in everyone. His ethos is driven by a view of human nature that is innately good, and a world view that critiques our economic structures as having suppressed people’s natural selflessness and creativity. This interview is a story of how when a big idea takes hold, the impossible really does become possible.