07 June 2010
The Long Now of Finance, with Michael Mainelli
Speaker Michael Mainelli
A panel discussion with Professor Michael Mainelli and guests
This evening is dedicated to a panel discussion focusing upon: "The Long Now of Finance - a Framework for the next 10,000 years".
Many financiers and academics are beginning to focus upon how to invest in long-term projects that secure the planet for our children and grand children and great grandchildren. Short-term thinking is killing the planet. So how do we think long term: the Long Now, and how do we fund it: Long Finance?
Long Finance is an initiative begun in 2007 by Z/Yen Group in conjunction with Gresham College, to establish a World Centre of thinking on Long-Term Finance. The initiative began with a conundrum – “when would we know our financial system is working?” and has worked on a variety of projects, including the signature program focused upon an Eternal Currency.
This debate will be chaired by Professor Michael Mainelli, a cofounder of Long Finance and Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group.