Bernard Lietaer has been active in a wide variety of functions in the world of finance. At the Belgian Central Bank he was responsible for the introduction of the convergence mechanism for the single European currency system (ECU). After a period as president of the electronic payment system in Belgium he was cofounder and general manager of the successful hedge fund ‘Gaia Hedge II’ and lecturer in sustainable economics at the Institute for Sustainable Resources at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He has worked as a consultant on four continents, advising both multinational companies and developing countries. A former professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain, he has also taught at Sonoma State University and Naropa University.  He is currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources of the University of California at Berkeley.  He is also a member of the Club of Rome,  a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, the World Business Academy,  and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.  Bernard Lietaer has written numerous articles and books.

Bernard Lietaer died from cancer on February 4th 2019.


Bernard has authored and co-authored many books on monetary themes e.g.:

The Future of Money: Creating New Wealth, Work and a Wiser World (1999)

People Money: The Promise of Regional Currencies (2012)

Money and Sustainability: A Report from the Club of Rome (2012)