Ethical and Community Finance
|Event Date/Time: Nov 30, 2006||End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2006|
the public’s interest in ‘green’ and socially responsible services. However, many of the
most innovative products are being developed by small not-for-profit providers that
believe that the method of delivery is as important as the product. Reinforcing this is
the contradictory trends within globalisation, which have led to an upsurge in
community based services while simultaneously internationalising personal financial
providers. These contradictions are clearly visible in the very notion of financial
exclusion and the policy confusion it generates for both government and providers.
How are we to make sense of these trends? Will we have to change not just the
products but how they are delivered; and what sort of products and services that are
available now, could become mainstream in the future? These are the questions that
are at the heart of the Salford Michaelmas School on Community and Ethical Finance.