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Free MIT online program on values-based banking will open on May 28th, 2019

In close collaboration with the GABV, a research team at MIT developed a program on values-based banking. You can sign-up for free here.

Do you know what your bank does with your money? What is the role of a bank in producing societal well-being?

This course looks into banks that operate differently, namely, “just banks” that use capital and finance as a tool to address social and ecological challenges.

This course is for anyone who wants to understand the unique role banks play as intermediaries in our economy and how they can leverage that position to produce positive social, environmental, and economic change.

The instructors of this course have worked for over 15 years with just banks from around the world, as well as in the fields of community development, economic democracy, and social change.

No previous knowledge of finance or banking is needed to take this course.

What you’ll learn

  • The core principles of just banking
  • How finance can be used as a tool for social and environmental change
  • The impact of different forms of banking on societal well-being
  • Ongoing challenges for just banks
  • The future of just banking and financial technologies
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