Our Reboot2030 fall season starts on Tuesday, 8 November 2022, at 10:00 AM (CET), featuring a superb line-up of transformational thinkers, activists and innovators from around the world live on YouTube.
November, the 8th, 10:00 AM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #15
Re-designing the Corporation: Giving It a Conscience
Robert C. Hinkley (Australia) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
Bob is an American attorney who specializes in corporate law generally and corporate financing specifically. From 2012 to 2020, he provided critical assistance to the US Department of Justice in connection with investigations that recovered more than $US 65 billion from more than a dozen banks for illegal behaviour that led to the financial crisis of 2008.
In this interview Bob talks about his idea to improve corporate behaviour by amending the duty of directors in corporate laws throughout the world. Bob calls this idea, the Code for Corporate Citizenship. Existing law provides that directors must “act in the best interests of the corporation.” The Code would add “but not at the expense of the environment, human rights, public health and safety, dignity of employees or welfare of the communities in which the corporation operates.”
More information about Robert C. Hinkley is available here. A recent article explaining the idea of a Code for Corporate Citizenship in greater detail is available here.
November, the 15th, 8:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #16
If the American Democracy Is broken, Can It Be Fixed?
John Davenport (USA) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
John is a professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York. He teaches and writes on topics in political philosophy, ethics, existentialism and moral psychology and on some topics in philosophy of religion. He is the author of A League of Democracies – a plan to meet rising threats from Russia and China – and is currently working on a number of new books.
In this interview John will reflect on the 2022 midterm elections in America and talk about his latest book in which he writes about the need for deep constitutional reform to fix the American federal system.
More information about John Davenport and his work is available here.
November, the 22nd, 4:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue
Postponed* | The Scope for Utilising AI in International Cooperation
John Bunzl (UK) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
John is a political activist and businessman. In 2000, he founded the Simultaneous Policy (SIMPOL) Campaign, which aims to provide governments with a robust set of methodologies for managing cooperation internationally. However, assessing global policy options (say on climate policy) still involves managing complexity and trade-offs across international borders, which can create barriers (risks etc) to cooperation.
In this dialogue we explore what role AI could play in this context and how through AI barriers to cooperation might be lowered or removed.
More information about John Bunzl and his work is available here.
*We are still looking for a suitable AI expert to join this dialogue. All suggestions most welcome.
November, the 29th, 4:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #17
Catalonia’s UBI pilot scheme: The view from the engine room.
Aida Martínez Tinaut (Spain) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
The Government of Catalonia is planning to pilot a universal basic income scheme. The scheme will be launched in the first half of next year and will run for two years. About 5,000 people chosen randomly from various locations will participate.
Aida, who works at the Office of the Pilot Plan to Implement Universal Basic Income as a data analyst, regularly contributes to public debates about universal basic income. In this interview she will talk about the reasoning behind this initiative, how that reasoning has influenced its design and explain in what way this scheme differs from previous universal basic income pilot schemes.
More information about Catalonia's UBI pilot scheme can be found on their website. Further information about Aida Martínez Tinaut is available here.
December, the 6th, 4:00 PM CET on YouTube | Reboot Dialogue #18
The Scope and Limitations of Impact Investing
Young-Jin Choi (Germany) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
Young-Jin is Director of Impact & ESG at Vidia Equity, where he builds on his experience as Head of Research, Impact Investing, at Phineo gAG. He is a passionate climate activist who utilises his professional expertise and networks to help accelerate the transformation of our civilization’s fossil fuel-based energy system.
In this dialogue Young-Jin talks about the scope and limitations of impact investing within this context and argues that strategic modifications of the current economic and financial system design, including focused regulatory measures, standards, incentives and additional public investments, enabled by a minimally functional democracy, are the key to accelerating the transition towards a negative carbon economy.
More information about Young-Jin Choi is available here.