Beyond crisis mode: building a resilient society 


We currently witness how a global health crisis can develop into an economic crisis of a global scale. The crisis that erupted with the spread of the Coronavirus has highlighted the inherent flaws of our financial and economic system. The responses to the last economic and financial crisis increased wealth and income inequalities, environmental degradation and financial instability. To avoid past mistakes, we are building a transnational network of scholars and activists and want to develop transformative responses to the current crisis.


Explore our conference on “Next Generation Central Banking: Climate Change, Inequality, Financial Instability” and our work on possible reform avenues for central banks

The Project

Transformative Responses to the Crisis is a project by Finanzwende in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation

The project aims to develop transformative responses to the current crisis in an international network of organizations and academics over several years, linking financial markets, ecology and inequality. Research and debates on the three crisis areas are to be bundled and focused in order to connect actors from these fields and prepare joint impulses and work on socio-ecological transformation.

The concrete outputs and proposals will be made available to both political decision-makers and the general public, and will be promoted together with other civil society organisations to foster political implementation.

The Challenge

The world faces an unprecedented crisis. The challenge is to not make the same mistakes as in 2008-9 and deliver a progressive policy response.


Will future crises be induced by financial or climate-related events and how likeyl are they? As part of the project, we analyse potential causes of future crises.

Our Network and Funders

The project is anchored in a European network of civil society organisations, think tanks and academics, with funding from several institutions.

Transformation in Times of Low Growth and Low Interest Rates

What are the challenges and opportunities of a continuous low growth and low interest rate environment for the social-ecological transformation? 

Financial Market Short-Termism

Our systems’ short-term focus on financial returns is an obstacle to the transition and  responsible for our vulnerability to crises. We want to find ways on how to reign in the financial sector and enable the social-ecological transformation.

Next Generation Central Banking

Central banks are the first line of defence in times of crisis. What should be their role in the socio-ecological transformation? We want to support the debate about the future role of central banks.

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