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Green Energy for a Billion Poor

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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Nancy Wimmer is an entrepreneur, researcher and advisor to the World Council of Renewable Energy. She specializes in microfinance and rural electrification.  She has been involved with the 
Grameen Bank since 1990 and with Grameen Shakti, sister company of the Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank, since its inception in 1996.

This lecture will focus on lessons from her book, "Green Energy for a Billion Poor: How Grameen Shakti Created a Winning Model for Social Business."
Foreword by Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate
... I congratulate Nancy Wimmer for getting interested in the activities of Grameen Shakti and studying it so deeply to bring out what makes it work. She did not stop at presenting the philosophy and the impressive results produced by Grameen Shakti, she went beyond them to discover and understand the foot soldiers-cum-creators of Grameen Shakti. That makes this book very unique ...

Cost: free


Lucas Hall

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Keith Warner
Tel 408-554-4769