Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered

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6 месяцев
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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.

Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered
Learn how banks can use capital as a tool to promote social and environmental wellbeing.
Что Вы изучите?
  • 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
J. Phillip Thompson
J. Phillip Thompson
Phil Thompson is an urban planner and political scientist. He received a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1977, a M.U.P from Hunter College in 1986, and a PhD in Politic Science from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1990. Phil worked as Deputy General Manager of the New York Housing Authority, and as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Coordination. Phil is a frequent advisor to trade unions in their efforts to work with immigrant and community groups across the United States.
Lily Steponaitis
Lily Steponaitis
Post-Graduate Fellow, MIT Community Innovators Lab MIT
Lily Steponaitis is a Post-Graduate Fellow at the MIT Community Innovators Lab. Her work focuses on banks that use capital as a tool to build economic democracy and support social and environmental wellbeing. She received her B.A. in Geography and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012) and her M.A. in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014).
Katrin Kaeufer
Katrin Kaeufer
Research Fellow, MIT Community Innovators Lab MIT
Dr. Katrin Kaeufer is a Research Fellow at the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and research director at the Presencing Institute. Her research focuses on leadership, social transformation, and socially responsible banking. Kaeufer’s dissertation on Socially Responsible Banking was published as a book. She has consulted with mid-sized as well as global companies, non-profit organizations, the World Bank, and with the United Nations Development Program in New York. She is also a co-founding member of the Presencing Institute.
Alice Maggio
Alice Maggio
Teaching Assistant Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alice Maggio is an advocate for non-profit, place-based currencies. From 2012 to 2017 she worked at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, starting as an intern and growing into her subsequent role as the Director of Programs and the Executive Director of BerkShares, the Berkshire region’s local currency. Her work has focused on educating people in her own community and around the world about the potential of local currencies to serve as democratic tools for building more vibrant and resilient local economies. While deepening BerkShares’ ties to the local business and banking community she also created the BerkShares Business of the Month series and developed a business planning program for young people called Entry to Entrepreneurship. Alice has been interviewed by Paul Solmon for the PBS NewsHour and by Henry Rollins for the History Channel. She represented BerkShares and the Schumacher Center at the 2nd and 4th International Conferences on Complementary Currency Systems in the Hague and Barcelona, the Left Forum in New York City, and the Local Prosperity Canada conference in Nova Scotia. Alice grew up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and completed her B.A. in Sociology and French Studies at Wesleyan University. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
Andrea Grimaldi
Andrea Grimaldi
Graduate TA Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrea Daniela Grimaldi is originally from Argentina. United World College scholar 2010-2012. Macalester College alumna. Currently pursuing Master in City Planning at MIT-DUSP. My work experience is centered around social housing, environmental justice, forced displacement, as well as equitable education and health. My research experience focuses on labor migration and social change, particularly on changes to the built environment and the role of women in transforming communities.
De Argentina, becaria de Colegios del Mundo Unido (UWC por sus siglas en inglés) entre 2010 y 2012. Licenciada en antropología y lingüística en Macalester College (EEUU). Candidata a magíster en Planificación de Ciudades en el Massachussets Institute of Technology. Mi experiencia laboral se centra en el trabajo con organizaciones gubernamentales y civiles enfocadas en el acceso a la vivienda, el desarrollo socio-económico y la promoción de la salud y la educación. Mi experiencia académica se enfoca en inmigración laboral y cambio social, con particular interés en el rol de la mujer para transformar las comunidades que quedan atrás luego de flujo exterior de migrantes.

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