What is the Transforming Finance Network?
The Transforming Finance Network is an informal network of civil society organisations that are dedicated to changing the finance system into one that serves society, environment and the wider economy.
Who is involved?
It is convened by The Finance Innovation Lab, with core members including ShareAction, Positive Money, New Economics Foundation, Finance Watch, Move Your Money, Robin Hood Tax Campaign, Oxfam UK, Friends of the Earth, Community Investment Coalition and others.
Why was it created?
These groups came together in recognition that they all shared a similar vision of how the finance system should be changed, and individually worked on separate parts of that system, whether it was banking, capital markets, monetary policy or alternative finance.
When did it start?
It started in May 2013, as follow up to major conference organised by the network.
Videos and presentations from that even can be viewed here.
In May 2013, some of the network members published a Charter for a New Financial System, which set out how they collectively wanted to see the finance system change. This Charter now has 40 organisations from around the world. In January 2015, a set of five priorities for the next parliament were published as a challenge to the UK political parties in General Election year.
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Where can I find out more?
If you work for a civil society organisation on finance reform and would like to join the network, please contact the convenor, Chris Hewett of the Finance Innovation Lab:
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