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Pathfinders: launching the Finance Innovation Lab

Pathfinders, ICAEW Great Hall, London, Friday 25th September 2015

Responsible, democratic and fair: how many of us think those words can be reasonably applied to the global financial system? Not many, I would guess. Yet finding a path from today’s crisis, to a financial system that lives up to that description, is the ambitious goal that the Finance Innovation Lab has set itself.

At least the Lab is no stranger to unlikely outcomes. It was born out of collaboration between the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW), and WWF – not the most obvious of bedfellows. After seven years of existence as a cross-institutional partnership, bringing people from finance and beyond together to try to stimulate change, the Lab has now set up as a standalone organisation. It celebrated this with a “Pathfinders” launch event at the ICAEW’s City headquarters last Friday. Continue reading

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