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Global Alliance – For Banking on Values ~ Rio+20 risks irrelevance without reform   2 comments

The GABV co-launched four practical policies to shift the financial system from a short to a long-term focus at the Rio+20 conference today……

CEOs from the Global Alliance for Banking on Values(GABV) – a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks, the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) – the largest civil society alliance working on green economy, and the Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development (FoRUM) announced four practical proposals as part of a new initiative ‘Banking because the future matters’ at a specially convened event on the eve of a major United Nations conference, Rio+20, in Brazil. The proposed measures would deliver a profound shift in the financial system from one primarily focused on short-term wealth creation, to one wholly focused on long-term resilience and prosperity. They are:

To incentivize private institutions and create new public ones to offer sustainable products

Promote diversity to increase innovation

Improve long-term, sustainability reporting

and, discourage speculative activities with no social benefit.”

via Global Alliance – For Banking on Values ~ Rio+20 risks irrelevance without reform.

Posted June 18, 2012 by arnoneumann in Rio+20, Social_Innovation

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The Kaospilots a model to educate disruptive innovation « co-society   Leave a comment



“The Kaospilots is an alternative business school. Founded in 1991 by a group of people linked to social and cultural projects, is located in Aarhus, Denmark, in a former shoe factory. Its purpose is “to produce positive social change through personal growth.”

Kaospilots currently has one hundred students enrolled, of thirteen different nationalities, who may have gone to university or not. It offers a three-year program in “learning by doing.” The skills acquired by students are taking control of their lives, the ability to identify opportunities, leadership and teamwork. 30% of graduates work as entrepreneurs.

The Kaospilots does not want to be the best school in the world, but the best school for the world.

The school wants to be the site of linking learning and innovation. Each student develops their own potential and that serves to meet the continually changing scenarios of our world and participate in its progress. Students learn with mind, heart and body.

It’s work philosophy promotes four basic attitudes:

_ Activism: you can change anything in the world, and this means taking responsibility. The form of learning leads to action.

_ Creativity: creative activity going on every shift, it’s a way you do a development.

_ Collaboration: working as a team and promoting cultural diversity.

_ Contribution: participation is encouraged in what is happening around us.

The KaosPilots working on projects for sustainability and social innovation in locations around the world have promoted the national football team of Tibet have sent to Africa bicycles Danish disuse, other social innovation activities in Bogota, hospitals that try to save money working for potential patients that do not even go to the hospital in Denmark, and a project to be more efficient in supporting entrepreneurs in Andalusia(Spain).

Paul Natorp, one of the coordinators, talks about The Kaos Pilots in this video interview. ”

via The Kaospilots a model to educate disruptive innovation « co-society.

Posted August 11, 2011 by arnoneumann in Social_Innovation

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