Institute collaborates on carbon-reduced housing and digital finance with Amsterdam-based THNK

Digital Currencies Being Studied for Access to Carbon Reduced Housing in Executive Program in Amsterdam and Vancouver 

The Digital Finance Institute is pleased to announce that it is providing thought leadership to the THNK School of Creative Leadership’s Executive Program on “The Future of Capitalism” in January 2015 to explore how digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, can increase access to low-carbon housing.

“We are excited to participate in THNK’s innovative and cutting-edge approach to a societal challenge at the Amsterdam and Vancouver campuses to find meaningful solutions to important economic and social issues” says Christine Duhaime co-founder and Executive Director of the Digital Finance Institute, a non-profit think tank based in Canada.

“Digital fintech, like Bitcoin, are disrupting our financial ecosystem which will have significant impact on the future of capitalism. Participating with THNK in exploring the future of capitalism in the context of climate change initiatives using digital finance with some of the best and most innovative global leaders is a fantastic opportunity for both organizations,” she added.

“From a cultural and emotional perspective, capitalism has depended on the vast majority of the people believing in a system that we are now willing to change. What happens if we take the opportunity to look at this system through a design and innovation lens? To look at how we might radically evolve this system in order to meet a new, higher purpose that we’re clear about and in order to meet the needs of the participants in this system in a better way than we’ve being doing it. At the intersection of venture design and innovation leadership, we are uniquely positioned to convene a diverse group of changemakers around reframing the potential positive impact of new economic systems. And the Digital Finance Institute set the bar very high for the type of collaborations we enact,” says Sarah Dickinson, co-founder of THNK School of Creative Leadership. 

The Digital Finance Institute is a not-for-profit institute for independent research and innovative regulatory and policy solutions related to digital financial technology. Its focuses on achieving balanced digital fintech regulation and integration that supports financial innovation to reduce global financial inclusion problems to alleviate poverty, supporting women in fintech, and advancing climate finance initiatives.

THNK School of Creative Leadership is a C School based in Amsterdam and Vancouver that combines venture design and innovation leadership.  It takes the best from business schools and design schools to create a greater sum: truly transformational creative leadership to build human-centered systems for a better future.  It’s a practice and a community that’s humble, curious, and forward-looking, a global network of masters and makers with a shared intention for impact.


Manie Eagar, Chairman
Digital Finance Institute

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Susan McPherson, Founder
McPherson Strategies
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