Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Muhammad Yunus will present the 2017 Griffith Lecture at the Queensland Conservatorium on Tuesday, April 11.
In his address, Professor Yunus will outline his famous Three Zeros theory which aims to inspire us to create a sustainable future and achieve the vision of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The theory encapsulates the goal of zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions.
“What will be the use of population if there is not enough food and the earth is polluted,” the Nobel Laureate has famously said.
One of only seven individuals to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the US Congressional Gold Medal, Professor Yunus will examine the crucial nexus between business thinking in a rapidly growing technological age and positive social outcomes.
New models must be found
The anti-poverty crusader, who in 1983 opened the micro-finance Grameen Bank to help provide small loans to the poor, argues a new worldwide altruistic-based economic model must be found.
Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President Ian O’Connor said it was an honour to have Professor Yunus present the annual lecture.
“He is a truly remarkable man who continues to do remarkable work in helping to alleviate poverty and provide solutions to many of life’s fundamental problems.”
This event is now at full capacity. Please add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted prior to the event if a place becomes available.