GCU Chancellor named third in list of 100 compassionate leaders

06 October 2015

GCU Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus

GCU Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus

A UK-based publication has named GCU Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus third in its list of Top 100 Compassionate Leaders.

Salt, “the compassionate business magazine”, said: “The creator and pioneer of microcredit, Yunus has received numerous prestigious awards for his work in aiding economic and social development. He regards credit as a vital human right, and has given millions of people access to the banking system.”

First and second on the list are Unilever CEO Paul Polman and GCU Honorary Graduate entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Salt evaluated its compassionate leaders on their demonstrated leadership in renewable energy, resource conservation, agriculture, and social and economic sustainability and on whether they had pioneered ideas or created a company that transcends the standard business paradigm, as well as on how many lives they have changed.

In 2008, Professor Yunus was rated second in Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers and in 2012 he was named by Fortune Magazine as one of its 12 greatest entrepreneurs of the current era.