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After having spent his early career in the City of London, Tony Greenham now leads the finance and business research team at the New Economics Foundation. He talks here about how he lost faith in the unfettered capital markets, what it will take to transform the mainstream banking sector, the value of his involvement in the Transition Towns movement, and why we need “investment grade” policymaking.
Jason Chang, 04/23/12
An event that marked the publication of the Occupy Handbook was held last week at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, signaling the re-awakening of the Occupy Wall Street movement that caused ripples worldwide last fall. Featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Nobel Laureate economist Robert Solow, Martin Wolf of Financial Times, Pulitzer Prize winner David Kay Johnston, Bethany McLean of Vanity Fair, Jeff Madrick of the New York Review of Books and noted economists Jeffrey Sachs and Raghuram Rajan, the event showcased a diverse set of topics and perspectives that the Occupy movement has brought to light.
At The Universities for a New Economy Conference held at the New School earlier this month, we had a chance to share insights gleaned from recent conversations with Scott Fullwiler and Steve Crane, two professors at Presidio Graduate School's pioneering MBA in Sustainable Management Program. Both professors know their students need to be conversant in the old language of modern finance but they also want them to be fluent in a new vocabulary of holistic finance that acknowledges that some of the most critical values to be considered by anyone who cares about an investable future will often elude measurement.