Virgile Perret Project Manager, Observatoire de la finance The notion of Jubilee debt cancellations is usually not very popular among (orthodox) economists, but it has recently resurfaced in academic discussion following a few notable publications on the topic. This discussion recalls the ubiquity of debt in our societies and the unprecedented debt levels across the world. It offers insights on how the idea of Jubilee could be transposed into a modern version to address some of the … [Read more...] about Reflections on the modernity of the idea of Jubilee debt cancellations
Virgile Perret Project Manager, Observatoire de la finance Last week, on Friday 8 February 2019, I was invited to present the Global Prize “Ethics & Trust in Finance” at a conference in Budapest dedicated to the topic of the prize and organized by the ErMe business network. Guests included Prof. Paul Dembinski (Observatoire de la finance), Eszter Elemer (Impact Ventures), Pierre de Lauzun (Association française des marches financiers), Fogarasi Norbert (Morgan Stanley), Dr. … [Read more...] about Ethics in finance in the era of sustainable development
Babatunde Valentine Onabajo Winner of the First Prize, 6th edition (2017/2018) The second half of the year is usually a quiet period for me, a period in which the festive season gradually substitutes the work-related issues on my mind, but 2018 was different. Different in that towards the end of 2018, I was fortunate to have taken part in at least three ethics-related events: the Asia-Europe Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS3) in Brussels, Belgium in October, the Global Peter Drucker … [Read more...] about The growing clamour for a more ethical world
The interventions during the prize-giving ceremony in Paris in January revealed that there were two ways of understanding the title of the prize: 1. /Ethics & trust/ in finance, i.e. how the pair ‘ethics & trust’ functions or ought to function in the context of the finance sector 2. Ethics and /trust in finance/, i.e. the bearing of ethical behaviour on the degree of trust which the finance sector enjoys. Both are valid concerns which raise a host of challenging questions. The … [Read more...] about Ethics and trust in finance ?