Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Banking for a Just Transition

January 30, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£5 – £8

Banking for a Just Transition: Creating a Community Bank for the South West

Tony Greenham, South West Mutual 

“This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it weren’t happy for pretty much all of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Money is not the problem. Where we have failed is in the right use of money. And people, even bankers, don’t set out to trash the planet and their own communities when they arrive at work in the morning. And yet, in general, global banking institutions have funded ecological destruction, caused economic injustice and done little to preserve social fabric.

So what kind of new institutions do we need to ensure that money flows through our communities to where it’s needed to regenerate our local economies and ecological systems, enhance wellbeing and promote social justice? Tony Greenham, co-founder of South West Mutual will explain how and why local mutual mission-led banking can change the world for good.

Tony has over 25 years’ experience as a banker, company director, and policy researcher in sustainability and banking. Born and raised in Dorset, he lives with his family in Devon where he is establishing South West Mutual, a Community Bank for the South West. Watch this video to find out more

Booking essential: £8 full price/£5 low-waged. There are a limited number of fully subsidised tickets for this event- please email info@transitiontowntotnes.org for information.

This event will take place in Totnes Methodist Church, Fore St


This event is part of the Art of Rapid Transition series. As momentum for rapid transition in response to ecological and social challenges grows, this series of talks and workshops, brought to you by Transition Town Totnes, Schumacher College and the Dartington Hall Trust, and supported by Devon County Council, will provide the opportunity to explore how we can come together to make a transition that meets the needs of people and the planet, locally and globally.

To find out more about the Art of Rapid Transition series and take a look at future talks, workshops and events in the programme, please visit www.transitiontowntotnes.org/rapidtransition


January 30, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£5 – £8
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,


TTT info
01803 867358


Methodist Church
United Kingdom + Google Map