Diana Finch and Erin B. Taylor, Anthropology + Technology Conference 2020, FinTech stream: On localization of money, ethical consumption and research that is needed to make it work
Diana Finch has been Managing Director of Bristol Pound since July 2018. Prior to that, she spent most of the last 20 years working in senior leadership positions in the non-profit sector, in areas including the environment, adult social care and psychotherapy training. Her earlier career was in accounts management and accounting systems design. She is a fellow of both the Finance Innovation Lab and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. Diana also offers consultancy areas such as impact measurement, quality assurance systems and business modelling, and is a trustee of Frank Water. In her spare time, she likes to learn languages, dance and go rambling.
Erin B. Taylor is a consultant, researcher and writer with 17 years of experience designing and implementing projects, directing teams, managing budgets, and producing outputs for diverse audiences. She holds a PhD in Socio Cultural Anthropology from Sydney University and was a postdoctoral researcher on financial mobility at the University of Lisbon. Erin is the co-founder of Canela Consulting, an ethnography-driven research and consulting group focused on finance and technology. Her topical specializations include questions on financial stress & financial inclusion, impact on new regulations & products on consumers, economic value & attitudes that shape society and more.
In today’s episode Erin and Corina talk to Diana, a speaker at the Anthropology + Technology 2020 conference taking place on October 9th online. As the host of the fintech stream, Erin takes us through the setup and gives us some hints on what to expect. Diana, as one of the speakers on her panel gives us a preview of her talk and takes us through her innovative work on circular economy and local money together with the challenges that come with it and the research still missing to make it work better. How can money save humanity? How to stop pointless purchases and turn to a different kind of economy in which products and services are about value and not just the price? Localization of money is a way towards creating a more ethical and sustainable consumption and Bristol Pound is on a mission to make it happen. At the end both share their expectations of the conference and those in attendance.
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Anthropology + Technology Conference 2020, 9th October: https://www.anthtechconf.co.uk/
Bristol Pound, https://bristolpound.org/about/
Dawn Walter, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-walter-b36903a/
University of Bath, https://www.bath.ac.uk/
University of West of England, https://www.uwe.ac.uk/