About the Clarity Coalition and its Secretariat

The Clarity Coalition of partners and collaborators was launched at a Long Finance event held in London, September 2014, by Drs Sarah Jones and Malcolm MacGarvin and Prof. Michael Mainelli. The purpose of the Secretariat is to efficiently support global leaders, who form the Coalition, to go beyond their daily work for a transition to sustainable development. Clarity particularly focuses on building critical partnerships, frameworks, strategies and tools, and the design and management of large-scale projects, to bridge the gaps between investment and global resource trends. Projects are designed ‘bottom-up’ to combine local knowledge, innovation and excellence for scaling up. Clarity works for the long term, including by building on the research and innovations of Long Finance. The Clarity Secretariat is currently financed by income from its projects and hosted by the lead organisation for specific projects.

About Long Finance

Long Finance asks the question, “When would we know our financial system is working?” It is an initiative created by Z/Yen Group in 2005 with the City of London Corporation and Gresham College as partners. Long Finance’s goal is to improve society’s understanding and use of finance over the long term through four programmes, a research agenda, publications and events. One of the four programmes, the London Accord, has over 60 contributors from financial services, civil society, academia and government. The London Accord seeks to encourage excellence in research on finance and environmental, social and governance issues, taking a long-term perspective. Long Finance comprises an online community or over 700 ‘independent thinkers’ who seek solutions for a more sustainable financial system. Most recent projects include the Global Green Finance Index and Distributed Futures, an open source research programme for smart ledgers and new technologies.

For more information and to become a member: www.longfinance.net