Finance, Geography, and Sustainability: Workshop Day One

The series will bring together leading thinkers to address the crucially important relationship between finance, geography, and sustainability. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis there can be little question of the importance of finance in the modern political economy. At the same time, the increasing significance of geographically grounded patterns of wealth and development inequality highlights the need for scholars and policymakers to address the relationship between finance and geography. Finally, the growing penetration of financial models and logics into environmental policy combined with the escalating consequences of environmental degradation (e.g. climate change) underlines the urgency of scholarly study on the linkage between sustainability and finance. The intent of this workshop is to break new ground, bringing these three issues together in a unique exploration of their interconnections. The workshop will be divided into three themes: environmental. social, and economic sustainability with a half day of breakout sessions and discussion across themes on the final day. 

Workshop Day One David Weil 9:00am-10:00am The Fissured Workplace and the Future of Work Deborah Freize 10:00am-11:00am A Place-Based Approach to Impact Investing Barbara Buchner 10:30am-11:30am Towards a Sustainable Future Elke Weber 11:30am-12:30pm Risk as Feeling and Perception Matters Neil Fligstein 1:30pm-2:30pm Financial Markets as Production Markets Katherina Pistor 3:00pm-4:00pm Coding Behavior Nazli Choucri 4:00pm-5:00pm TBA RSVP Required: http://bit.ly/2kxez19