World Future Council: Future Finance

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World Future Council Study Project – Future Finance                                                                        

Introduction on WFC website: (Italics mine) Financial markets and the monetary system are at the heart of the world economy. A new financial system is therefore the core of a new economy that is able to cope with the global challenges of poverty, climate change, and the destruction of natural resources. The current crisis widens the political space for change. Given that the financial crisis is linked to the food crisis and the ecosystem crisis, a fundamental rethink is urgently needed. Starting with a reassessment of the rules of finance, the World Future Council Finance Commission will identify the systemic drivers of our current crises and develop  concrete policy proposals guiding the transition towards sustainable and equitable growth. A coalition of social banks has provided the core funding for policy work on Future Finance over the next three years (till 2013).”         Activities:  Report on best policy practice and mini-brochures on concrete policy recommendations will raise awareness, engage decision makers and support policy implementation Speeches and media work at international conferences will build high-level awareness Strategy workshops with opinion leaders at important international events will encourage debate and provide practical policy advice.   Online policy platform will widen debate and build communities for change,  connecting decision makers with civil society          Future Finance Expert Commission: The Expert Commission on Future Finance includes Councillors Prof. Prabhu Guptara (UBS Bank), Prof. Stephen Marglin (Harvard University), Prof. Manfred Max-Neef (Pioneer of “Barefoot Economics”), Francisco Whitaker (Co-Founder of the World Social Forum), Anders Wijkman (Member of European Parliament), Advisors Prof. Margrit Kennedy (Founder of the Money Network Alliance), Marcello Palazzi (Taellberg Forum), Anthony Simon (World Business Council on Sustainable Development) and Hans Zulliger (Foundation Third Millennium), and external experts like Falk Zientz (GLS Bank).
Background information: For more detailed information on the WFC’s Future Finance proposals, you can download Jakob von Uexkull’s position paper and a presentation by Commission Coordinator Stefan Biskamp.  http://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/

Economics, Money System
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