This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a special look back at the recent New Economics Institute Conference held at New York’s Bard College. First we hear from John Fullerton, a former Wall Street bigwig who became a leading practitioner in “impact investment,” a theory-and-practice approach to financial system transformation which focuses on sustainable and regenerative land use, food, and water. Sea Change Radio co-founder, Bill Baue, speaks with Fullerton about what he sees to be the touchstone issues that define the new economy, the roles he sees banks playing in the transition to this new economy and how he factors social equity and the democratic process into his work.
Next, Ben Kurtzman sits down with Senator Tim Wirth at the New Economics Institute Conference. The former Senator from Colorado who chose not to run for re-election in 1992, citing frustration with the ever increasing role of money in politics, talks about the daunting task of moving progressive policies forward in the age of the Citizens United ruling. The President of the United Nations Foundation since its inception in 1998, Wirth talks about what the New Economy movement means to him, where he sees it headed and how surprised he is at the lack of outrage among college-age Americans when it comes to tackling the issue of climate change.