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Apparel Makers Join Forces to Ensure Worker Safety in Bangladesh

More than 1,500 garment workers died and more than 1,000 were seriously injured in three recent highly publicized tragedies in Bangladesh, the collapse of the Rana Plaza and a sweater factory fire in Dhaka in 2013 and the 2012 fire in the Tazreen garment factory.  People in these factories work deep within the supply chain of large apparel makers and retailers.  Global companies that source their products from Bangladesh have been under extreme pressure to take action that will help avoid such accidents in the future. 

 

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More than 1,500 garment workers died and more than 1,000 were seriously injured in three recent highly publicized tragedies in Bangladesh, the collapse of the Rana Plaza and a sweater factory fire in Dhaka in 2013 and the 2012 fire in the Tazreen garment factory. People in these factories work deep within the supply chain of large apparel makers and retailers. Global companies that source their products from Bangladesh have been under extreme pressure to take action that will help avoid such accidents in the future.

Change the Mindset, Change the World: Muhammad Yunus – from Professor to Banker to Nobel Peace Prize Winner

I recently had the privilege of sitting in the audience at GA Tech listening to Muhammad Yunus tell the story of how he went from a college professor in Bangladesh to launching the concept of microfinance.  Professor Yunus and the organization he founded, Grameen Bank, were joint recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for their work in creating a banking system to “create economic and social development from below”. 

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