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How might You & Us script sustainability’s return to Global Free Markets of 2010s ?
If you look at the high trust assumptions built into the community-based construct of Adam Smith’s Free markets, the idea that sustainability should NOT be integral to the valuation of corporations in global free markets is mad and off course from a globalization that my daughter and your grandchildren deserve, let alone the humanity the world owes to the girl power of the seventh of children born into the bottom billion.
Global Grameen's Good News is Social Business’s leading attempt by every friend of Dr Yunus to end such fallible system designs as Globalization and the macroeconomics of too big too fail have spun into the midst of communities around the world. Why not help humanity counter this by connecting round 2010s as Joy of Life Decade?
Global Grameen was launched Nov 2009 out of the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg thanks to Grameen Creative Labs (http://www.grameencl.com). Autostadt is a themed conference centre to the history and future of cars designed round the original Volkswagen factory. It turned out that Dr Yunus has a history with Volkswagen. As a teenage boy scout he was one of about 20 who returned from the world Scout Jamboree in Canada overland across Europe. Their calculation was they could substitute for the high cost of an airline ticket in the mid 1950s with a boat trip across the Atlantic and then an overland cross-continental treck back to Bangladesh buying 3 VW vans for the main part of that journey. These they sold for a profit when they reached Bangladesh. Perhaps not quite incidentally it is rumored that Volkswagen is responding to a modern day R&D challenge in which Dr Yunus has asked for the most ecological engine, part car, part boat that could be economical for rural Bangladesh’s trips across land and water.
With a mixture of such global breakthrough R&D challenges and thoroughly open networking exchanges of existing knowledge of life critical kinds, the aim if Global Grameen is to become the world’s favourite global branding of sustainability partnerships. Grameen Social Business design open sources the world’s number 1 sustainability investment model. Partners bring local or global markets that may not hitherto have been free to value sustainability’s compound exponential.
The Grameen ABC started with GND: G Global Grameen, N Nobel and D Danone. This triangle integrates:
G’s global sustainability investment maps for social business networks
N’s world stage and desire to see peace and economics connect. Bangladesh has a definition which the senior Nobel judge came to celebrate in opening a museum at Grameen Bank and praising a large crowd of Bangladeshi youth – developing economics is the process, tools and system designs by which people strive for peace and prosperity
D links innovation of nutritional dairy goods for poorest infants, to creating one of the first global social business funds that has already sponsored a Chinese microcredit with Grameen. This is a fitting parallel to the first non-financial service of Grameen Microcredit (carrot seeds reported above)
What does more of the emerging Grameen Global ABC partnerships in sustainability look like?
Among other entries into Global Grameen alphabet of social business that we expect to be particularly celebrated in 2010s are:
A is for Adidas (one dollar shoe protecting against worm and other diseases bare foots can cause) and for Ali Baba, whose founder has challenged yunus and Grameen to join in co-creating 100 million new jobs for China during the 2010s.
B is for BASF starting with micronutrient sachets and mosquito nets as social businesses
I is for Grameen Intel which could bridge digital divides like no other brand duo
V is for Veolia, a French water company who has partnered Grameen to make safe drinking water at a priced at about 80 times less than any commercial business has been able to serve
Why is the 2010s the most exciting decade to be alive and to change the world?
2010s is the sustainability challenge decade – will we regain sustainability communally or blow if it for future generations? Global Grameen bears a great responsibility as do we all for Yes We Can networking solutions around millennium goals whose deadlines the world’s nations agreed for 2015. Sustainability Olympics and other global media events can connect celebrations of the millennium peoples everywhere want to participate in as well as the champions we heroise.