Future Capital: Financing Global Development

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.

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

Participants for WAAS Roundtable on the

Future Capital: Financing Global Development

The World Bank, Washington D.C. – September 16-17, 2019

  1. Robert Berg: Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Peace-building; WAAS Fellow
  2. Nilima Bhatt: Founder Director, Shakti Fellowship; speaker, facilitator and coach in the fields of Personal Mastery, Leadership, Gender Equality and Wellbeing
  3. Tillman Bruett: Director, Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General's Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs at UNCDF
  4. Stefan Brunnhuber: Trustee at WAAS, Economist and Endowed Professor / Chair in Psychology and Sustainability. CMO of a psychiatric academic teaching hospital in Germany
  5. Frank Dixon: WAAS representative to UN ECOSOC in New York and adviser on sustainability and system change. Author of the Global System Change books. Former Managing Director for ESG research for Innovest and developer of the System Change Investing approach. Harvard MBA
  6. Lloyd Etheredge: Director, Policy Sciences Center, USA; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science
  7. Rodolfo Fiorini: Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano University, Italy; WAAS Trustee
  8. Lawrence Ford: Accredited Investment Fiduciary; Founder and CEO, Conscious Capital Wealth Management, USA; Former Co-Chair of Retirement Income Industry Association
  9. Gil Friend: Founder, chair, and CEO of Natural Logic Inc; Founder of Critical Path Capital
  10. Jerome Glenn: CEO of the Millennium Project with 65 nodes around the world. Lead-author of the State of the Future reports, co-editor of Futures Research Methodology 3.0. Designed and manages the Global Futures Intelligence System
  11. Heitor Gurgulino 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
  12. Craig Hammer: Program Manager and Secretary of Development Data Council, The World Bank, USA; WAAS Associate Fellow
  13. Hazel Henderson: President, Ethical Markets Media Certified Benefit Corporation, USA; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science
  14. Kimberli Hudson: Entrepreneur; CEO, Nexi; Co-founder, Unruli; Member, Finance Committee and Vestry, All Saints Episcopal; Board Member, Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles.
  15. Senthil Inbarajan: Software Professional, USA
  16. Garry 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
  17. Prachee Kale: Director, Diverse Talent Management and Advancement at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  18. Patricia Klauer: Principal, Aligned Intelligence
  19. Steven Lovink: Founder & CEO, Company NamePlanet2025 Network & Power of One; Visionary entrepreneur, change agent, and peace ambassador committed to building bridges toward a sustainable future
  20. Pavel Luksha: Founder & Director, Global Education Futures initiative; Co-founder, Global Change Leaders movement of educational & social innovators; Professor of Practice, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  21. Elsie Maio: Founder, Humanity, Inc. and Creator of SoulBranding
  22. Michael Marien: WAAS Fellow, heads the Academy's Security & Sustainability Guide project (www.securesustain.org) to >2000 organizations.  Recent focus on science reports, greening capitalism, and essential ideas for 2020 leaders
  23. Daniel Martin: Founding Member, Astia Angels; Investor is various organizations
  24. Mark Meaney: Associate Professor & Executive Director, Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, University of Colorado, Boulder
  25. Peta Milan: Director, Transcendent Media Capital; Associate Fellow, WAAS
  26. Terry Mollner: Chair, StakeHolders Capital, Inc.; Board Member, 300x2050Inc.
  27. Jamie Moy: Founder, Strongurl; co-founder, Women on the Block
  28. Xiye Bastida Patrick: Climate justice activist and youth leader, Fridays for Future NYC 
  29. John Petersen: Futurist, Founder & President, Arlington Institute
  30. Mila Popovich: Founder, EVOLving Leadership; WAAS Fellow & Chair of Membership Nominations Committee
  31. Thomas Reuter: Anthropologist with a research focus on Asia at the University of Melbourne. Trustee of WAAS. Member of of Future Earth (Asia).
  32. Neantro Saavedra-Rivano: WAAS Associate Fellow; Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba (Japan); Project Coordinator, ABIPTI (Brazil)
  33. Navroop Sahdev: Founder & CEO, Rethink Markets and Fellow, MIT Media Lab
  34. Paul Shrivastava: Chief Sustainability Officer, The Pennsylvania State University; Director, Sustainability Institute; Professor, Management and Organization, Smeal College of Business
  35. Patrik Somers-Stephenson: Partner of Barrett Values Centre, co-founder of Valuemanity
  36. Douglas Wilde: Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Wilde Capital Management, LLC

Climate Change
Xiye Bastida Patrick

Whole Systems Approach to Conscious Capitalism
Frank Dixon

Digital Financing for Sustainable Development
Tillman Bruett

Financing the Future
Stephan Brunnhuber

Initiating Social Transformation
Rodolfo A. Fiorini

Human Capital Formation
Neantro Saavedra-Rivano

Future Capital Landscape
Gil Friend

Innovative Strategies for Financing Sustainable Development
Steven Lovink

Technological Adoption and the New World Economic Order
Navroop Sahdev