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Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Economics
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Effort 3-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 16 weeks long

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Overview

What do you know about banking? Do you know what your bank does with your money? The recent financial crisis highlighted some of the most fundamental issues with the mainstream banking system.

This course looks into banks that operate differently, namely, “just banks" that use capital and finance as a tool to address social and ecological challenges.

This course is for anyone who wants to understand the unique role banks play as intermediaries in our economy and how they can leverage that position to produce positive social, environmental, and economic change.

The instructors of this course have worked for over 10 years with just banks from around the world, as well as in the fields of community development, economic democracy, and social change.

No previous knowledge of finance or banking is needed to take this course.

Taught by

J. Phillip Thompson, Katrin Kaeufer and Lily Steponaitis

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