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.




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Apr 19th 2016

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.

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