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Transforming Finance: fresh thinking on democracy, finance and debt
Friday 10th May 2013, 8:30 – 17:30
Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London.
The tickets are still available here.
This one day event, supported by an alliance of think tanks and NGOs, will bring together leading academics, policy-makers and campaigners to address these urgent questions:
- How can we get finance flowing into projects with social and environmental value?
- How can we end the injustice of privatised gains and socialised losses from our financial system?
- What can we do about unpayable debts?
Confirmed speakers include:
- Sony Kapoor, Managing Director at financial think tank Re-Define & Senior Visiting Fellow, LSE
- Ann Pettifor, whose book The Coming First World Debt Crisis predicted an Anglo-American debt-deflation crisis
- Professor Tim Jackson, author of Prosperity Without Growth and Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey
- Professor Richard Werner, Director of the Centre for Banking, Finance and Sustainable Development, Southampton University whose 2005 book New Paradigm in Macroeconomics correctly predicted the collapse of the UK banking system and property market.
- Thomas Keidel, Head of Financial Relations at the German Savings Banks Association, DSGV which represents 450 publicly owned regionally headquartered banks
- Nicola Smith, Head of the TUC’s Economic and Social Affairs Department
- James Leaton, Research Director at the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Lead Author of Un-burnable Carbon
- Paul Woolley, co-author of The Future of Finance: The LSE Report, and Founder of the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality, LSE
- Professor Mariana Mazzucato, economist, author of the The Entrepreneurial State, and Professor of Science and Technology Policy at Sussex University
- Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva
- Ben Dyson, Founder of the Positive Money Campaign
The Transforming Finance conference has been organised by an alliance of think tanks and NGOs with an interest making the financial system work for people and planet, including Friends of the Earth, the New Economics Foundation, the Finance Innovation Lab, ResPublica, Civitas, Fair Pensions, the World Development Movement and Positive Money.