The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is partnering with the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) and the Forum for Environment and Development (FoRUM) to launch a global consultation, ‘Banking as if the future matters‘, to identify the top actions and policies that could reshape our financial system.

Together these organisations will identify five practical measures for policy-makers to take to move away from financial short-termism, to a longer-term values-based approach. The proposals will be presented at a special event at the Rio+20 conference in June, following an online consultation launched this week.

The online discussion will target experts from finance, academia, policy-making and civil society for their input. All the responses will then be collated and analysed by an advisory group made up of representatives from the GABV, GEC and FoRUM. The initial findings will be published online and the top five actions be taken forward to governments and policy-makers at Rio+20.

The initial findings will be published online (www.greeneconomycoalition.org) and the top five actions be taken forward to governments and policy-makers at Rio+20.

To get involved:

  1. Read the one-page background paper
  2. Click through to the online consultation
  3. Introduce a discussion with other respondents on the Green Economy Lab

According to Lars Pehrson, CEO of Merkur Bank, one of the GABV’s founding members: “We need practical ways to transition to a greener and fairer economy. This exercise is designed to help make that happen by uncovering some of the policies capable of successfully tackling the short-termism at the heart of today’s dominant financial system. We urge experts in the field to share their views and actively engage in the online discussion.”

Contact

James Niven
Programme Manager
GABV
E james.niven@gabv.org
T +31 (0)30 694 2421, +31 (0)653 908 150

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