Rewilding the financial system: a manifesto

How might you overhaul finance so it serves people and planet? I wrote a #longread about it for Friends of the Earth back in 2016.

(FOE’s website appears to have set fire to anything that was written before a week last Tuesday, so luckily I reproduced it on my Medium blog. If you’re wondering why there isn’t more of my writing on this site from that era – that’s why.)

If there is one ‘big ‘idea’ in what’s a very complicated space, it’s to bring ecological principles into finance. Not just in the sense of funding ‘ecological’ things. But in thinking about how best to get a healthy, resilient and flourishing ecosystem of finance, where everyone that needs air and light can find it.