Transforming Finance 2016: Follow The Money

Transforming Finance 2016: Follow The Money

Major conference on 11 May asking how we can transform finance to support affordable housing, secure jobs and a low-carbon future

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This event, organised by the Transforming Finance Network, will bring together campaigners, academics, businesses, policymakers and regulators and the media to find a common path forward. Speakers will include Lord Adair TurnerMariana Mazzucato, with many more to be announced.

What? A one-day conference on finance, housing, jobs and climate

When? 11th May 2016 from 8.45

Where? 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Full agenda available here. 

Why should I donate? 

Transforming Finance is a movement built on independent thinking and collective action. We want to keep this conference democratic, free of corporate sponsorship and open to as many different groups as possible - so we need your help. 

By contributing to our crowdfunder you'll: 

  • Be part of a powerful movement working for positive change in finance
  • Help us keep the conference independent and open to all, including those who can't afford a ticket
  • Gain access to global experts and fresh new thinking on finance, jobs, housing and climate change
  • Meet campaigners, researchers and businesses building a better financial system.

If you are unwaged or cannot afford to attend, please email as we have a limited number of free tickets.

Unsure which ticket price applies to you?

  • We define a small business as having up to 10 employees
  • We define a medium business as having 10 to 100 employees
  • If you have over 100 employees, please purchase a medium business ticket. However, if you can afford to donate more, the surplus will be used to subsidise tickets for attendees who are unwaged or cannot afford to attend otherwise.

Headline speakers announced!

Lord Adair Turner

Adair Turner has been a Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking since 2013, and in 2015 became Chairman of the Institute’s Governing Body. Prior to that he chaired the UK Financial Services Authority from 2008 until 2013, during which time he played a leading role in the redesign of the global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee.

In his new book, Between Debt and the Devil, he sets the record straight about what really caused the crisis. It didn’t happen because banks are too big to fail—our addiction to private debt is to blame.

Mariana Mazzucato

Professor Mariana Mazzucato holds the RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU in the University of Sussex. She has held academic positions at the University of Denver, London Business School, Open University, and Bocconi University. Her recent book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths (Anthem, 2013) was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. It focuses on the need to develop new frameworks to understand the role of the state in economic growth—and how to enable rewards from innovation to be just as ‘social’ as the risks taken.

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor became Chief Executive of the RSA in November 2006. Prior to this, he was Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister. He was the Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research between 1999 and 2003. He has written numerous articles and is a regular panelist on Radio 4’s Moral Maze.

Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams is a columnist for the Guardian, Spectator and New Statesman. She is most well known for her political and cultural commentary, including regular writing on housing and finance. 

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