Colleges & Masterclasses
Wed 2 June, 16.00 - 17.00
Livestream
Reset of the financial system

Regenerative Economics

A field guide
This event is in English
Free, but reservation required

How can we find the path that will lead us beyond our current unsustainable economic system and the finance-dominated ideology that drives it? What does that mean for how we manage the free enterprise system? And how can you play a role as an impact finance professional to contribute to this system change?

John Fullerton (former banker for JP Morgan, founder of the Capital Institute) will take us along on his vision of Regenerative Economics; the application of nature’s laws and patterns of systemic health, self-organization, self-renewal, and regenerative vitality to socioeconomic systems.
John Fullerton distills his research on a pattern of key interconnected principles that underlie systemic health and collectively represent the eight principles or qualities of a Regenerative Economy. Besides, he will present his Field Guide; a collection of people, businesses, and projects that are incubating the regenerative economy in cities, rural communities, and financial systems.

After this keynote, a panel of financial experts will share their ideas on how to incorporate Regenerative Economics in the Dutch financial context and specifically how ABN Amro is incorporating this.

This Livecast will be followed up by a one hour interactive session for ABN Amro employees to reflect on their own role as a financial professional. How can you work towards a regenerative financial system as a team, and personally as an impact professional? Besides reflection there will be time to discuss pressing questions with John Fullerton and Kees Klomp.

More information about the speakers;

John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and some have said philosopher. Building on and integrating the work of many, he is the architect of Regenerative Economics, first conceived in his 2015 booklet, “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Patterns and Principles Will Shape the New Economy.”

After a successful 20-year career on Wall Street where he was a Managing Director of what he calls “the old JPMorgan,” John listened to a persistent inner voice and walked away in 2001 with no plan but many questions. A few months later he experienced 9-11 first hand. The questions crystalized into his life’s work with the creation of the Capital Institute in 2010 where his work reflects the rising evolutionary shift in consciousness from Modern Age thinking to Integral Age thinking. Capital Institute is dedicated to the bold reimagination of economics and finance in service to life. Guided by the universal patterns and principles that describe how all healthy living systems that sustain themselves in the real world actually work, the promise of Regenerative Economics and Finance is to unlock the profound and presently unseen potential that is the source of our future prosperity and the reason for hope in our troubled times.

During his Wall Street career, John managed numerous capital markets and derivatives businesses around the globe and was JPMorgan’s Oversight Committee Representative that managed the rescue of Long Term Capital Management in 1998, and finally was Chief Investment Officer for Lab Morgan before retiring from the firm. A committed impact investor, John is the Chairman of New Day Enterprises, PBC, the co-founder of Grasslands, LLC, and a board member of First Crop, the Savory Institute, and Stone Acres Farm, is an advisor to numerous sustainability initiatives, and is a member of the Club of Rome. John speaks internationally to public audiences and universities, and writes a monthly blog, The Future of Finance.

Marleen Janssen Groesbeek is Professor Sustainable Finance and Accounting at Avans Hogeschool. Before this, she has worked as a policy advisor Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Eumedion. Before joining Eumedion in 2010 she had been a financial journalist for 20 years. Almost 18 of those she worked for het Financieele Dagblad, the Dutch equivalent of the Financial Times. The last two years she was managing editor of the FD Weekend supplement.

She also worked for Dutch television. One of her TV-projects was a series of eleven interviews with Dutch CEOs on sustainability. She is a columnist in one of the Netherlands’ leading publications on CSR, P+, people, planet, profit and a frequently asked speaker. In 2001 she published her first book on CSR in the Netherlands. This publication lead to a position (62) in the Dutch Sustainable Top-100. After Maatschappelijk Ondernemen more books followed, not only on sustainability en CSR but also about creativity and leadership. Janssen Groesbeek is an economist, graduated at the University of Amsterdam.

Richard Kooloos is Director Group Sustainabilty, responsible for the sustainability strategy of ABN AMRO. In his previous role he was CEO of ABN AMRO Greenbank, a subsidiary of ABN AMRO which solely financed green initiatives. Before that he worked as a Senior RM Global Energy & Utilities at Fortis. After graduating as a Msc in Business Engineering, he started at ABN AMRO and worked for seven years around the globe in Export and Project Finance. Richard has served in several supervisory board positions in green start-ups, and was board member at the VBDO (Dutch SIF). He is a board member of Global Compact Netherlands, supervisory board member of One World magazine and board member of the Netherlands Golf Federation NGF with a focus on eradicating the use of pesticides and improving the biodiversity on the 10.000ha managed by golf courses in The Netherlands. He is a World Connector; Electronaut and father of two. Twitter: @RichardKooloos

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