Our contemporary economic systems are creating crises rather than solving them. In order to effectively address huge issues such as climate change and growing inequality, economic systems need to be changed. Luckily there are multiple signs of change: with widespread calls for reform of international financial institutions and governments taking new roles in steering their economies through pandemics and geopolitical shocks, the window of economic system change is open. Further, there is a growing movement of actors spanning Europe building new economic policies and challenging mainstream economic views. In this talk, Johannes Nuutinen will make a case for a broad economic transformation and showcase some of the organisations and individuals working to shift economic systems in Europe. He will highlight the key role governments and civil servants can take in ushering in new economic systems.
Johannes Nuutinen works at Demos Helsinki. He is accountable for the Untitled, an unlikely alliance of actors pushing for a comprehensive societal transformation.
Previously Johannes has led Demos Helsinki’s international portfolio, and he has been responsible for dozens of large scale transformation projects together with both private companies and progressive governments. Johannes is a seasoned speaker on economic change, and is a trusted advisor for foundations, corporations and governments throughout Europe.
Johannes’ expertise lies in new economic thought and ways of building progressive economic policy. He believes that a comprehensive economic shift requires coordinated action across countries, and through boardrooms and streets. His work is committed to making that happen.