Here is a list of past events. Current events are here.

Has ESG replaced conversations about sustainability and impact? Join us on 8 November for an important conversation with experts in values-based banking about the opportunities and limits of ESG. Together, they will examine ESG as a helpful starting point for financial institutions but not as an end goal in itself.

The session aims to encourage banks to Think Bolder so that their actions and ambitions can change the rules of the game and move towards sustainable market transformation.

 

More information and registration here.

 

The positive push back of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors in big companies and banks may lead to a comprehension of sustainability limited to risk screening, data and compliance. But, what about impact creation? 

With the rise of ESG at traditional banks, it is even more important to be clear on what can be achieved with ESG screening and what additional impact can be created with a bolder approach to banking, centred on enabling social empowerment, economic prosperity and environmental regeneration. That is a Triple Bottom Line approach.

Values-based banks are redefining the role of finance in society by going beyond the focus on ESG data. They lead the transformation of banking and finance in their respective communities, countries and regions, and expand their impact by supporting others in the way to change. They do not settle for being clean fish in polluted waters.

Join us for an important conversation with experts in values-based banking about the opportunities and limits of ESG. The panel discussion will include the following speakers:

  • Tommaso Rondinella, Head of Impact Models and Socio-Environmental Assessment of Banca Etica (Italy)
  • Avelina Perez, Corporate Affairs Director at Banco Solidario (Ecuador)
  • Sharad Tegi Tuladhar, Chief Policy, Environmental and Social Officer at NMB Bank (Nepal)

The dialogue will be moderated by Dr. Adriana-Kocornik-Mina, Research and Metrics Senior Manager at the GABV. The session will be in English, with Spanish translation available.

Together, they will examine ESG as a helpful starting point for financial institutions but not as an end goal in itself. As the speakers come from different geographical regions and cultural environments, they will offer a diverse approach to how they are overcoming the barriers to sustainable outcomes.

The session aims to encourage banks to Think Bolder so that their actions and ambitions can change the rules of the game and move towards sustainable market transformation.

 

More information and registration here.

 

An interdisciplinary summer university (5ECTS), focusing on alternatives to the economic status quo: International participants deal with limits of growth, as well as the instabilities of our financial system and learn why a drastic system change is necessary to stabilize the world climate at 1.5°C. The program offers a holistic approach, with the participants learning about many possible alternatives and reform proposals: heterodox economics, ethical banking, degrowth, sovereign money and more!

AEMS is an academic summer program with a global following and held in English. Since 2014, the program counts almost 400 alumni of 76 nationalities.

This summer, it will take place already for the 10th time from July 17 to August 4, 2023! Applications are open!

 

Target group

The program is open to students and professionals from all fields who strive to create a more just and green future. Are you looking for a unique educational program with a holistic approach to the topic? Then look no further! Scholarships available.

The report from the last years can be found here.

More information on the program and application process can be found here.

Every design, every idea, every transformation, no matter how urgent, is confronted with monetary issues at some point. The roots and effects of current wars,  the climate and energy crises, and the causes of social and technological injustice and poverty are closely connected to the financial markets, to profits or losses, to greed or generosity.

The motto of re:publica 2023 is therefore – blatantly and  directly in your face:

CASH

When we read that the richest ten percent of the world’s population are responsible for 50% of CO2 emissions, it becomes clear that the other 90% will not stop climate change, even if they would cease to exist.

At re:publica 2023, we therefore want to follow the flow of money. Where does it come from? Where does it flow to? Where does it silt up in questionable stock markets, and where does it help to provide water for people’s fields? What are governmental responsibilities in digitization? What is being privatized and why? And what could alternatives oriented towards the common good look like?

We want to dicsuss whether democracies and social welfare systems are luxuries that have fallen out of time, or if is rather the construct of the global market economy that is threatening to collapse under the consequences of the multitude of crises.

We are deliberately not talking about economic deals, investments, scale ups, business opportunities or any other euphemisms originating from the financial industry. We are addressing the issue right on, we are speaking about: CASH. (*)

We want to ask: What does CASH mean to us and how does it impact the climate emergency or the protection of human rights? We believe a different way of thinking about money is not only necessary, but also crucial to tackle the biggest challenges of our time.

Because in every problem lies a solution, we therefore ask: “Whats the cost?” We are looking for the positive power of money, the market, trade and a profit that does not only benefit a priviledged few.

(*) CASH is to be understood here as a synonym for money, not as a distinction between cash and cashless forms of payment.

More information and tickets at re-publica.com

What may money look like in a sustainable, thriveable society?

A survey of innovative economics teaching turned up numerous adjectives: not only doughnut economics but also plural economics, regenerative economics, sustainable economics, intentional economics, quantum economics…

…but sadly little new content.

One reason: the nature of money is taken as a given.read more

Since most events were cancelled in March 2020, very few have been scheduled, most online. We hope this situation will change soon.
If you know of an event related to our topics that should appear here, let us know.

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Brett Scott will be presenting his new book “Cloud Money” on Friday February 17 at a monneta online conference from 5 to 7 pm.

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The David Graeber Institute started its work in March of this year as a non-profit organization overseeing an extensive Archive of unpublished written and multimedia texts and continues David’s legacy and provides access to research and public discourse projects – some of which were started during his lifetime, and others related to themes and ideas that were important to him such as labor, debt, war and climate change.
At this year’s annual celebration of David Graeber’s life, we welcome you all to join the collective virtual launch of the David Graeber Institute with a series of apartment exhibitions (AptArt)  around the world facilitated by the Museum of Care, followed in January by an in-person launch in London and New York to mark the publication of his latest book, Pirate Enlightenment. 
To tie in with the Brain Trust project and our residency program, our first exhibition is dedicated to the work of our friends and partners at the Institute, art activist groups like Extinction Rebellion and Ocean Rebellion with their connection to David’s work on Pirates and the XR Brain Trust. We have put together a collection of artwork available to download and print as well as a  limited edition original artwork designed especially for this event which will be mailed out to you if you sign up early.

“Complementary Currency Systems Bridging Communities”

27-29 October 2022, Sofia, Bulgaria

Organised by

  1. University of National and Word Economy:
    • Institute of Economics and Politics (UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria)
    • Monetary and Economic Research Center (UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  2. Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Community and Complementary Currency Systems (RAMICS)
  3. New Bulgarian University (NBU, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  4. VUZF’s Laboratory for Applied Scientific Research (VUZF, Sofia, Bulgaria)

in partnerschip with monneta.org

More information and practical links here.

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The 18th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference, bringing together some of the world’s leading experts on monetary history and theory together with some of the world’s most serious advocates of real and achievable economic and monetary reforms.

The conference will be held again on the Zoom platform, which has many advantages over an in-person conference.

To accommodate international scheduling we will have two speakers on Friday starting at 7 pm CT-US.

 

Here is the link for this year’s conference and registration.

The event is hybrid, with the IRL option in St Anne’s House, Bristol.

We’re also going to make sure that people who can’t take part live can both deliver recorded ‘provocations’ and see the other provocations online after the event.

If you want to participate, whether IRL, online or via video recordings, you need to register here: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing?embed&eid=31372.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll get an email asking you to fill in a profile which we’ll be using to curate the content of the day.

This is very much a bottom up event – the content is driven by the participants, so filling in the profile survey is vital.

 

There are free as well as paid for registration options. However, we need this event to break even, so please, if you can afford a ticket, do actually buy one. And if you’re feeling flush, please buy a solidarity ticket that will cover the cost of someone who would be unable to come unless they could come for free. Thanks!