Forty-five years ago, Martin Luther King spoke about a radical revolution of values. Today we are seeing New Radicals creating collective ways to activate, nurture and sustain values that serve people and the planet. The Observer has recently named The Finance Innovation Lab which is one of the initiatives I am part of co-creating, one of Britain’s New Radical ideas. Why? I think it, along with the others that are highlighted, are creating environments where we can activate the values and simple behaviours that bring out the best in us. Or as Louise Hooper, a funder and participant of the Lab, says “places like the Lab offer innovative approaches and values needed in order to really change things at a systemic level.”
I think the radical part is that we are invited to water that which sustains us at a deep level and imagine and create ways of doing this together. Even things as complex and daunting as new financial systems that dare to serve both people and the planet.