Marbella II.
May 28, Sunday
11:30 – 13:30
Budapest (CEST)

Economic Crisis: Catalyst for Planetary Awakening?

IEC Conference: 2023

We are living through a period of enormous economic, geopolitical and technological changes: inflation and a cost-of-living crisis; financial instability, volatile crypto-currencies and emerging Central Bank Digital Currencies; China and the BRICS nations’ historic challenge to the American-led economic and geopolitical order; an epochal shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy; an explosion of Artificial Intelligence and biotech; and profound demographic shifts as many societies age and shrink.

Will this volatile cocktail of pressures result in a financial crisis and economic collapse? Or will it usher in a new period of greater social equity, environmental responsibility and economic stability? Ultimately, this depends on how people all over the world respond. How can the Integral community help to turn a polycrisis into an opportunity for Planetary Awakening and regeneration?


Switzerland / South Africa

Jeremy’s mission is to apply integral theory to the discipline of economics to help accelerate sustainable development in practice. He holds a Master’s in Economics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His career spans academia, think tanks and impact investing, first in his native South Africa and more recently in Switzerland. In his leisure time, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, skiing, swimming and other nature-based activities.