Socires and the Sustainable Finance Lab are co-organisers of the “Future Markets Consultation” that runs from 21 September – 23 November 2020. The consultation is led by Professor Govert Buijs of the Moral Markets research program (Vrij Universiteit, Amsterdam) and also involved are Pakhuis de Zwijger and De Nieuwe Wereld TV.

Central part of the consultation is a series of live casts on “The Future of Capitalism” with internationally renowned economists, including Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Mohammad Yunus. Under the leadership of former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, ideas from the consultation will be bundled in a report that will be published in 2021.

Central to all consultation activities is the question of how Europe can combine the freedom and innovative power of the free market with sustainability and justice. The main question is: “How can Europe in the future become a better alternative for the extremes of American capitalism on the one hand and the state-dominated Chinese economy on the other?”

The series of meetings with economists will be streamed live in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, and will expressly have the character of a dialogue.

The main website to the consultation can be found here:

A press statement from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam can be found here:

And broadcasts can be seen live at Pakhuis de Zwijger: