Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Chancellor and microfinance pioneer Professor Muhammad Yunus has been awarded a Concordia Leadership Award 2016.
José Manuel Durão Barroso, former president of the EU and former prime minister of Portugal, presented the award to the Nobel Laureate at the summit in New York.
The award recognises global leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors who inspire others through their ability to turn vision into impact. Recipients of the award, says Concordia, reflect a commitment to positive social and economic change while promoting effective public-private collaboration to create a more prosperous and sustainable future.
Professor Yunus was honoured alongside Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, and speaker and writer Gloria Malone.
The Concordia Summit brings together some of the world’s most prominent business, government, and non-profit leaders to form effective partnerships for impact, examine the world’s most pressing challenges, and identify avenues for collaboration.
Speakers at this year’s event included Madeleine Albright, Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty, and Cherie Blair.