Apr 19th 2016

Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered (edX)

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Learn how banks can use capital as a tool to promote social and environmental wellbeing. What do you know about banking? Do you know what your bank does with your money? The recent financial crisis highlighted some of the most fundamental issues with the mainstream banking system. 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 10 years with just banks from around the world, as well as in the fields of community development, economic democracy, and social change.

What you'll learn:

- The core principles of just banking

- How finance can be used as a tool for social and environmental change

- Ongoing challenges for just banks

- Connect with a global community of learners and change-makers