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MIT launches a course on ethical banking

29 March Mar 2016 1248 29 March 2016
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MIT launches an online course to help people learn more about banking and gain a deeper understanding of how banks can promote social and environmental wellbeing

It’s called Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered, the free online course developed by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (Gabv) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to help people learn more about finance and understand how banks actually use our money.

The course will be launched on the online Education Platform, EdX on 19 April, it will go on for five weeks and the estimate effort for participants is between 2 and 4 hours a week.

Designed for anyone who wants to understand the role banks play as intermediaries in our economy, the course will focus in particular on the work carried out by banks that that use capital and finance as a tool to address social and ecological challenges.

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 the course.

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