Finance and the Common Good

In this three-year program, named ‘Finance and the Common Good’ (2019-2021), Socires and the Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL) explore the feasibility of an alternative arrangement for the financial sector; a financial sector that fruitfully interacts with state and society, together setting goals for finance in service of’ the common good.

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Platformisation of the Financial Sector

We are on the eve of a landslide in the financial sector. In the next few years, the prevailing structure of the industry will be challenged by a new infrastructural and economic model that is dominated by platforms, a trend known as platformisation.[1] This trend is the impetus of the My Financial Data-project recently initiated …

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Major financial institutions’ engagement necessary in domestic (innovation) policy [Dutch]

Essay van de hand van collega Rens van Tilburg op www.mejudice.nl. Rens van Tilburg bepleit dat pensioenfondsen hun geld niet langer verspreiden over duizenden bedrijven van over heel de wereld, maar de pensioenbesparingen investeren in een overzichtelijk aantal bedrijven waar ze een duurzame relatie mee aangaan. Op vergelijkbare wijze zouden banken ondernemers weer moeten leren kennen en …

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‘Finance and the Common Good’ – book for sale now

On 3 July 2019, Cor van Beuningen & Kees Buitendijk, presented the first print of the volume ‘Finance and the Common Good’ to Kees van Dijkhuizen, CEO of the ABN AMRO bank. The volume contains 21 essays, written by academics, financial experts and/or public intellectuals, on different themes concerning the (future of  the) financial sector …

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