Join Us!

This Network has been set up to facilitate collaboration between “reflective practitioners” and “real world” academics. Others who fall outside these two broad categories will also be considered.

What we have in common is that:

  • We are involved in/know about the financial system
  • We are concerned about how things are today
  • We see the value of a network which brings together people who, in their individual capacity and perhaps without their institutional hats, are better able to be “positive deviants”[1] and thus contribute to the leadership deficit that allows markets to be more dysfunctional than sustainable.

To join please send us an email with:

  1. Confirmation that you are in broad agreement with our Principles.
  2. Summary of your SFM-related activities – so making it easy for other participants to see how they can help you and vice versa.
  3. A short bio (20 lines) highlighting aspects of your career which you think other NSFM participants might be particularly interested in.
  4. A concise description of your core areas of SFM-related expertise and/or themes that you are actively interested in and potentially would like to be contacted about.
  5. Your contact details – email address and, if you would like, your social media details (Linked-In, Twitter, etc) and telephone number. Only email and social media addresses will be published; tell us if you’d rather we didn’t.
  6. A picture of your face – this helps to make this virtual network more people friendly!  This is optional.

Here are 2 examples of profiles that you might like to consider:

http://www.sustainablefinancialmarkets.net/participants/stephen-viederman/
http://www.sustainablefinancialmarkets.net/participants/cary-krosinsky/

Please send “your application to join SFM” to Kazutaka Kuroda, Social Media Director: kazutaka@sustainablefinancialmarkets.net.

If you are a media person or have non membership related questions, please contact Kazutaka on that as well.

Please bear in mind that some SFM roles are performed by volunteers; we will do our very best to be in contact with you as soon as we are able.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead, US anthropologist (1901 – 1978)

Active SFM Participants are strongly encouraged to pay dues as requested to help demonstrate the cohesion and commitment of our membership.  This is a useful and critical step in helping fund our basic infrastructure and seeking additional funding for further expansion of our efforts.  Dues for this calendar year are $150, 100 GBP or similar. There is the possibility of student and hardship discounts on special request.

Thank you for your interest!


[1] There is a growing literature on this topic.  Hear this podcast or read Sara Parkin’s book on this subject.