Feedback on the YY Campus Tour outstanding first edition

Three months after the first wave of the YY Campus Tour, this first edition concluded on the organization of three new exceptional conferences between March 4th and 7th.

After Lille Catholic University, SciencesPo and ESCP Europe in Paris, Pr. Yunus went to Montpellier Business School, EM Lyon, and Burgundy School of Business in Dijon. The Nobel Peace Laureate and Grameen Bank Founder exceptional participation, the implication of each school, local partners from the social economy and the strong mobilisation of students and professors made this Tour a very successful event.

Key numbers:

  • 3500 conferences participants;
  • 150 students attending the social business workshops;
  • 3 conferences live-streamed to ESCP and EM Lyon branch campuses;
  • 1 partnership agreement signed with Lille Catholic University for the creation of the 71st Yunus Social Business Center, academic research centre social business.

Educating, engaging, supporting are the principles that underlie the YY Campus Tour. For this1st edition, these principles translate into two events set-up for and with the students of each campus visited: a round-table conference with Pr. Yunus, students and local social businesses, and a workshop in smaller group to discover or deepen their understanding of social business (among which Groupe SOS Pulse, Meet My Mamma, Les Valoristes Bourguignons, Kabubu, Bon & Bien…).

Finally, Centre Yunus aims at supporting and encouraging the creation of research centres dedicated to social business. As of today, 71 Yunus Social Business Centres already exist within universities and academic institution around the world. Created in partnership with the Yunus Centre, they aim at training students in social business through specialized courses, degrees, internships facilitation, assistance in project creation and provisioning of diverse resources. Essential ally to Pr. Yunus’ philosophy, YSBCs are key players in the diffusion of social business.

Find here the full conference given at EM Lyon (Lyon, France), on March 5th 2019.

Download the Press Release

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