Download a PDF summary of discussions here.
Download the results of the live audience voting here.
Download the full programme here.
I thought it was the best conference that I have been to for a long time. The speakers were interesting, practical and motivated towards social goals. I think conferences like this are essential to feed through practical ideas for change to politicians and to business.
Rod Dowler, Chair, The Industry Forum
Articulate, energetic and knowledgeable speakers. Interesting questions and debates posed.
Emily Benson, Project Manager, Green Economy Coalition
I feel refreshed by the enthusiasm in British civil society for a radical rethink of finance. Now we are waking up, Transforming Finance has much more to do.
Prof Jem Bendell, Director, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability
The Transforming Finance Conference was genuinely inspiring, and I felt privileged to have been in a room with so many respected academics, entrepreneurs and leaders in their fields. Thank you very much!
Simeon Jackson, Norwich City Councillor
Demonstrated that real change in the financial system is possible and that such change if achieved would have such positive consequences for the majority of the population.
Prof Philip Haynes, University of Brighton
It’s fantastic to have an event where we can share and understand everyone’s goals and objectives. …The new world of socially useful banking as outlined in the Charter for a New Financial System could be a reality with continued support.
Robin Brownsell, Director, Tusmor Ltd.
Fantastic to see so many leading figures in alternative finance in the room. Bringing together the changemakers like this has the potential to start something very special.
Anna Laycock, Communications and Research Manager, Ecology Building Society
A unique event – a real eye-opener. One of the most informative and stimulating conferences I have ever attended, and hopefully the first of a series on this topic.
James Graham, Chief Executive, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society
Transforming Finance was jam-packed with interesting content, and thought provoking discussion. It gave a diverse range of people a chance to connect meaningfully on a topic that affects us all. Most importantly, it left me with some practical leads and ideas to pursue further. Thanks!
Brett Scott, Author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance
I loved the live voting format to keep audiences engaged. A great way to dispel existing misconceptions about the banking system.
Iza Kruszewska, Food and Agriculture campaigner, Greenpeace International
Transforming Finance provided me with real inspiration that there are people and organisations doing brilliant things in alternative finance, and attempting to shake off the status quo. We need more of these kinds of events to truly put pressure on orthodoxy.
Alex Blackburne, Editor, Blue & Green Tomorrow
Brilliant to have so much talent, energy and intelligence on transforming finance gathered in one room. Professionally organised and well branded/communicated – which helps show that this is a serious movement for change, not some far out ideologues. Timing of the event was just right.
Michael Buick, Ethex
A unique conference bringing together the people and the ideas to make our financial system work for society at large.
Berber Verpoest, Media and advocacy coordinator, Counter Balance