PLENARY FRI 16 OCT: Building a better tomorrow

Building a better tomorrow: Creating a more just, equitable and healthy world post-COVID


About this session

Our final keynote session of IFC Online comes from Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Muhammad is internationally recognised for his work in poverty alleviation and the empowerment of women. He successfully melded capitalism with social responsibility to create the Grameen Bank, a microcredit institution committed to providing small amounts of working capital to the poor for self-employment. Over the past two decades, Grameen Bank has loaned out over 6.5 billion dollars to the poorest of the poor and inspired a global microcredit movement reaching out to millions of poor women from rural South Africa to inner city Chicago.

Muhammad will be exploring pre-existing inequalities and social issues, that have been brought into sharper focus during the COVID-19 pandemic, before reflecting on how we can use this moment in history as a chance to create a more just, equitable and healthy world that works for truly everyone.

Following his opening plenary address, join us for an interactive Q&A where you’ll have a chance to ask Muhammad questions and look to the future with hope and positivity as we explore a better way to build a new normal together.






Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh)
Founder, The Grameen Bank & Nobel Peace Prize Laureate