Fintech & new economy
New Economy Social Innovation forum explored insights from the challenges faced for the functions of money amid technological advancements? Is money an end or a means?
During the forum, a focused tract was dedicated to create a dialogue for change, in which speakers shared their experiences and examples regarding how money is created and its implications are impacting our societies, how money is saved and lent (banking), invested (finance) and gifted (philanthropy).
Work sessions and actions plans were co-created with the participants in exploring the main monetary, bank and financial reforms necessary to catalyze systematic change.
You can see the links below to find out more about the speakers, specialized topics within the field of rethinking money.
TRACK: RETHINKING MONEY: THE FUTURE OF BANKING AND FINANCE.
The keynote speaker for the topic “rethinking money” was James Vaccaro from Tridos Bank who talked about what is the connection between money and human needs. The relationship with money and what is impacts to the economy, societies and the world. He pointed out the collective will from the people in order to move from a “people serving money” system towards a “money serving people” economic system.
James explained the audience how a new economy is essential if we want to achieve both the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the Paris Agreement objectives on climate change. To know more about what James Vaccaro click here