What is the role of banks and investment companies in financing wars and the arms industry? With a keynote from Susi Snyder, Programme Coordinator at ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. New research, ‘Finance for Peace. Finance for War’, will be launched at the event, followed by a panel discussion with representatives […]

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Special Issue “Monetary Plurality and Crisis” in the Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM)   In addition to our commitment to the implementation of innovative currency ideas and the ongoing educational work on money and monetary reforms, it is above all the academic treatment of these two fields of activity that will ultimately pave […]

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Is a world dominated by profit and competition a good place to be? This summer program focuses on ways to restructure economic systems to embody sustainable use of resources and a more collaborate society overall. At AEMS you learn about: The variety of alternative economic and monetary systems that are already in practice worldwide. Ecologic […]

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More info about this course at: http://www.social-banking.org/certificate/course-201617/ We need to find answers to this question and reflect on the changes needed for a more sustainable and socially responsible finance sector – but opportunities to do this in educational settings are rare. Therefore we developed this course and set up a partnership between the  Institute for Social […]

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The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is a British ‘think tank’, which promotes economic and ecological justice. NEF has been the UK’s leading research organisation for money, credit and complementary currencies since 1986. www.neweconomics.org

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Further economic reforms are being discussed around the world, new concepts are being conceived and new approaches tried. We can distinguish two main approaches here: Top-down reforms, initiated by government bodies Bottom- up reforms through altered economic behaviour between people. On this website you will find further explanations of the following themes: Common Good Economy […]

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Movements to reform money at the national level generally have a hard time. Their proponents must lobby for years or decades to gain influence over politicians and their advisors and they must present factually based and politically convincing concepts. If political reforms are realized, they often have far-reaching consequences because laws remain in force for […]

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The American philosopher Charles Eisenstein has popularized the idea of ‘living in the gift’. This means a culture in which people share with each other without expecting something in return. Large areas of our lives only work through the gift economy: most work done in families works on the principle of the ‘gift economy’, for […]

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