You know the story by now — there’s a lot to worry about these days.
Whether it’s climate change, social upheavals, the plight of displaced people, or any number of other crises, the challenges we face on a daily basis can seem overwhelming. It’s enough to make you wonder if there’s anything you can really do to make a difference.
So how can you make a difference? The answer may be Regenerative Economics, a new way of looking at our economy, our choices, and our world that could contribute toward improving the social, economic, and environmental challenges of our time. The truth is, if you are making an active choice to shop locally, buy organic produce, or even if your choice of bank is values-based, you are already on your way there.
On February 19, in a conversation moderated by award-winning CBC Journalist Laura Lynch, John Fullerton will be sharing his ideas about Regenerative Economics onstage at the Vancouver Convention Centre West as part of the first-ever Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) Summit.
Fullerton, an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and theorist, spent 20-years on Wall Street before walking away to form the Capital Institute, an organization dedicated to reimagining economics and finance in service of life. His ideas are as unconventional as they are much-needed, and this is a unique opportunity to explore how you might take part in the next big thing.
If you are interested, register here to attend the first-of-its-kind event. You can also visit the Vancity Community Marketplace prior to the event, which will showcase Vancity partners who contribute to social justice and environmental sustainability through their business models.
Vancity is also offering a special discount for Vancity members — to receive a $5 discount off admission price, simply enter the promo code VCFRIENDS5 when you register.
When: Tuesday, February 19
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West — 1055 Canada Place