Finance and Social Justice Workshop

Finance and Social Justice Workshop

Issued: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:27:00 GMT

On 21-22 March, Dr Anna Chadwick and Dr Javier Solana held an inter-disciplinary workshop exploring the intersection between finance and social justice at the School of Law. 

The aim of the two-day workshop was bring together NGOs, early career academics, and PhD and Masters students to investigate the interconnections between finance and social justice in a way that transcends conventional conference and workshop formats.

The focal points of the workshop were two case studies formulated by Oxfam and Share Action. These case studies outline two key challenges in the design of a financial system that works for the many and not the few: reshaping the market for corporate control (Oxfam) and including social and human rights considerations in the drive for sustainable finance initiatives (Share Action). 

Participants were asked to present analyses of (and possible solutions to) the problems identified in the case studies from their diverse methodological and disciplinary approaches.