We are the resource center for Social Business in France

about us

The Centre Yunus Paris was created in September 2017 by Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Grameen Bank Founder and Honorary Citizen of the City of Paris. Invited by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, the Centre Yunus Paris is settled in the heart of the city, at “Les Canaux”, the house for solidary-driven and innovative economies.

First Yunus Centre outside of Bangladesh, the Centre Yunus Paris is the permanent resource center for social business in France. It intends to promote a world of three zéros: zero poverty, zero unemployment, zero net carbon emissions. In collaboration with everyone who recognizes oneself in this vision, it aims at creating, developing and accompanying dynamics around the social business in France & Europe. One of its core missions is to represent Professor Yunus in the main Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games organizing bodies, in order to create the most environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive Games in history.

Resource &
Information Centre
Paris 2024 Olympic
& Paralympic Games
Promote Social Business
Creation

The economic transformation that social business is helping to jump-start gives humankind for the first time the opportunity to create a world without poverty

PROFESSOR MUHAMMAD YUNUS
Be a resource & information center for social business

The Centre Yunus Paris is fully included in the Parisian ecosystem of social economy: incubators, information platforms, funders, public authorities, labs. It acts as a spokesperson organisation for social business and takes responsibility for preparing Prof. Yunus’ agenda when he stays in France.

 

Participate to the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games

The Centre Yunus Paris represents Prof. Yunus in the relevant governance bodies of Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games and is an active stakeholder of Impact 2024, a program driven in partnership with Les Canaux to ensure the social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability of the Games together with its impact on territorial development.

 

Promote social business creation

Promoting social business emergence and development is at the verycore of our mission. The Centre works in partnership with local start-up incubators in order to facilitate the creation of social businesses, and especially prepare them to be potential service providers or partners to the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Special attention will be given to the promotion of diversity and job creating

 

our board members
Professor Muhammad Yunus, President
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Yunus Centre
Jean-Luc Perron, Vice-President
Founder, Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation
Emmanuel Faber, Vice-President
CEO, Danone
Jean Bernou, Treasurer
Former CEO, McCain Europe
Jean Bernou Consulting
Léa Zaslavsky, Secretary
Head of Development, MakeSense
Lamiya Morshed
Executive Director, Yunus Centre
Eric Lesueur
CEO, Veolia 2EI
Administrator of Grameen Veolia Water
Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot
Director, Social Business Enterprise
Poverty Chair, HEC
Eric Campos
Executive Director, Fondation Grameen Credit Agricole
Jacques Berger
Executive Director, Action Tank