Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, talks about using the free market to help eradicate poverty worldwide
The international poverty line is defined as people making less than $2 per day. 659 million people around the world are poor. 50% of them live in sub-Saharan Africa & 33% live in South Asia.
Luciano Barin Cruz, director of the Yunus Social Business Centre at HEC Montreal, talks about the rise of social businesses to address social problems
The top 20% of households in Canada hold almost 50% of the wealth in Canada. The bottom 20% of households hold 6% of the wealth.
Jessica Muñoz, a young social entrepreneur based in Veracruz, Mexico, speaks about the development of Trekhub, a burgeoning social business aimed at improving workplace safety in the region.
The 8 richest people in the world own the same wealth as 3.6 billion people, the poorest half of the world