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The Finance Innovation Lab is an open environment in which people can come together to explore, innovate and evolve the financial system so that it sustains people and planet.
What's in This Newsletter
1. Innovation Group Workshop
We have held two Innovation Group workshops so far in 2011. The first in January was designed to help existing Innovation Groups think through how to turn their ideas into action (using models built from the contents of the Lab teams handbags to do this!)
The new TEEB Foundation hosted by the Finance Innovation Lab, is being established to continue TEEB’s work of driving markets and businesses to take account of their full impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity (often referred to as internalising their externalities). The Foundation will be a broad-based, multi-stakeholder coalition that will bring together, co-ordinate and join up the many voices in this space.
Members of this coalition so far include; CDP, Forum for the Future, UNEP, UNCTAD, UNEP Finance Initiative, nef, Slaughter and May, Ernst & Young, Accounting for Sustainability, WWF-UK, Carbon Disclosure Project, APG, Volans, UNPRI, SROI, Mercer, HSBC, World Economic Forum, ICAEW, Earth Capital Partners, UNDP, Aviva Investors, AEAT, Trucost, GRI, SONY, Rio Tinto, Ethos Brazil, FEE China, WBCSD, IASB, GIST India, GLOBE,Menke Corporate Finance & Venture Capital, Natural Value Initiative, DEFRA, Sensonido, UNEP FI, PwC, ADAS, Mishcon de Reya, EnviroMarket, Ethical Markets, ICAEW, IUCN email for more info:
The Finance Lab have recently assisted providing the means for a much-needed office they can work and host volunteers from. Their office on Goswell Road was set up and opened for business on 28th February.
Ben Curtis describes the support the Finance Innovation Lab provided as "a real game-changer" and said "Now we can really take things to the next level. The remarkable skills of all the people who want to take part in this campaign can now be put to use. Thank you to the Lab!"
You can see their office transformed from an empty room into a place to work from here:
To get involved or stay in touch, sign up at www.positivemoney.org.uk or contact Ben Dyson at email@example.com.
Faith and Philosophy Influencing Finance
This group launched on the online community this month is helping to raise awareness and knowledge about 'what is meaningful' in a universal context. This includes how we can reframe the finance system in its relationship to the wider whole.
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