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null 8th International Meeting on "Ethics, Finance & Responsibility", October 22-23, 2

The crisis: wasted opportunities?

Date start: 22 October 2009
Date end: 23 October 2009

Location (venue details & address): Forum Genève (Rue de Lausanne 17, 1201 Geneva)

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Event details/description: The crisis of 2007-2009 has called into question the whole ‘raison d’être’ of the financialization process that, during the last 30 years, has made finance the nerve centre of the global economy and world society. Even if, today, knee-jerk practices and habits may be quickly re-emerging, the fundamental doubts and worries that have been aroused will not just go away. If this doubt is taken seriously, it may enable the world’s socioeconomic system to revive. If, on the contrary, this groundswell of ideas is stifled, the crisis of 2007-2009 may simply prove to have been a dress rehearsal for a wholesale collapse of the system in years to come. Speakers and participants at the “Ethics, Finance & Responsibility” workshops will analyse and debate changes and questions that the crisis has – or maybe could have had – inspired in various fields.

Workshops on:
How banks are trying to woo back their clients
Finance and the real economy
Financial ethics after the crisis
What’s left of our economic models?
Economy: the dismal science? Keynote speech, Emilio Fontela Lecture
Award Ceremony of the «Ethics in Finance, Robin Cosgrove Prize»