Activism & Leadership, Economy & Decentralisation

Alternative Economies: The Banks, the Myths & the Earth

Workshop with David Clarke, Anna Laycock

Join David Clarke from Positive Money and Anna Laycock from The Finance Innovation Lab to get your head around our economic and banking systems. Bring questions and concerns and learn more about the role we can play as individuals in turning the tide.

Wednesday 6th June 2018, 6:00pm–9:00pm 1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH

Lea Marcaccini Alternative Economies: The Banks, The Myths & The Earth

We all know that our current economic system isn’t working. It is an economy based on ravaging the Earth’s finite resources and on immense social injustice. To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive.

SCHEDULE:

(Talk descriptions below)

19.00 - DOORS OPEN

19.15 - 2 TALKS

20.00 - PANEL DISCUSSION & AUDIENCE Q&A

21.00 - DRINKS & SNACKS

21.30 - END

Talks:#

Anna Laycock, The Finance Innovation Lab - The Power in our Hands: Breaking the Myths about Money

David Clarke, Positive Money - Reforming Money and Banking for a Fairer, More Sustainable Economy

The UK economy is stuck in a rut, with low investment, stagnant incomes and wealth is concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer people. David Clarke will explain how the money and banking system is at the root of our current malaise, with the interests of the financial sector prioritised above the needs of the wider economy. David will outline Positive Money’s vision for a new system that’s fit for the challenges we face.

Wednesday 6th June 2018, 6:00pm–9:00pm 1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH

David Clarke #

David leads Positive Money’s work on policy development, political influencing and media relations. He previously worked for ShareAction, where he campaigned for greater democracy and accountability in the investment system.

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Anna Laycock #

Anna leads the Finance Innovation Lab’s work for a financial system that serves people and planet

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