WAAS Roundtable on the
Future Capital: Financing Global Development
The World Bank, Washington D.C. – September 16-17, 2019
The world possesses all the financial resources needed to meet humanity's material needs and foster wellbeing. Money is a unique human invention, a networking device to extend mutually beneficial human relationships in space and time, and a powerful instrument for promoting sustainable development and wellbeing. But the global monetary and financial system misconstrues its fundamental purpose and role in society and is underperforming and misperforming its intended role. A new financial paradigm is needed based on a fundamental change in consciousness and values. Format for this meeting will be brief presentations followed by moderated open roundtable discussion to maximize active participation and exchange of views among all participants.
Left to right: C. Hammer - Program Manager and Secretary of Development Data Council, The World Bank
H. de Souza - President, World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS); Former Rector Federal University of Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Former President, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan
L. Ford - Accredited Investment Fiduciary; Founder and CEO, Conscious Capital Wealth Management, USA; Former Co-Chair of Retirement Income Industry Association
G. Jacobs - Chief Executive Officer, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium, USA; Vice-president, Mother’s Service Society, India; Member of Club of Rome