Is today's money 'fit for purpose'? We think not. If you agree, then this is for you: a space where we can begin to re-invent money for a thriveable future.

"Economists, it seems, think about money less than most people do."

– David Orrell

“Money is the highest leverage point for improving all other systems.”

– Bernard Lietaer

Marcus Bussey

Futurist, historian, poet and facilitator

Miriam Sannum

Ecologist, pedagogue, facilitator

Lawrence Kampf

30+ year veteran coach and creative consultant

"Causal Layered Aanalysis (CLA) unpacks the deepest metaphor levels of reality."

– Sohail Inayatullah

CLA aims to produce a shared view of possible future outcomes that can break existing paradigms of thinking and operating.

Research and learning for sustainable development and global health

Daring to transform learning for a future-proof economy

Engage, Lead, Learn

Money is a human invention

What if we were to re-invent it, to introduce and serve a sustainable, regenerative society?

The 2021 and 2022 Higher Education Summits (HES) focused on economics.

A survey of innovative economics teaching turned up numerous adjectives: not only doughnut economics but also plural economics, regenerative economics, sustainable economics, intentional economics, quantum economics…

…but sadly little new content. 

One reason: the nature of money is taken as a given.
“Money is not considered an important subject in itself. Economists, it seems, think about money less than most people do.” – David Orrell (writer, mathematician)

And yet:
“Money is the highest leverage point for improving all other systems.” – Bernard Lietaer (economist, author and educator)

We propose to tackle head-on the question: 

What may money look like in a sustainable, thriveable society? 

We’ll use the powerful futures thinking tool Causal Layered Analysis (CLA), and expect by the end of the workshop to have a small set of responses, as a basis for further experimentation, research, and education.

Event host: Lawrence Kampf

Facilitator: Marcus Bussey, Senior Lecturer in History and Futures, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Co-facilitators: Miriam Sannum (ecologist, lecturer, sheep farmer)


Legacy17 in partnership with Copernicus Alliance and            SWEDESD

When? 15-17 May, 2023
Where? Uppsala university, Uppsala, Sweden
Want to know more?
About CLA here and here.

About the partners
Copernicus Alliance

About the trail that led us here:

Some people:
Bernard Lietaer, Margrit Kennedy, Hazel Henderson, Kate Raworth, Tom Greco, Peter Koenig…

Some events:
2021 HES, 2022 Survey of innovative economics courses, HES

Marcus Bussey

Marcus Bussey, based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, is an educator and cultural entrepreneur who combines his work in academia with engagement with colleagues both within and without the ‘hallowed halls’ of the university system.

Miriam Sannum is an ecologist and pedagogue who has worked with collaborative and transformative processes for 30 years. She has worked with authorities and NGOs, both as municipal ecologist and as consultant, has facilitated many futures-oriented processes with mixed groups, and has taught at the Swedish West University.

Lawrence Kampf, serves on the board of Legacy 17 and is co-founder of Nova Earth Institute. A 30+ year veteran coach and creative consultant specializing in transformational learning and creative initiatives as a transformational path. Lawrence is an American transplant living full time in Croatia and has a lengthy background in large scale culture, education and finance projects.