Sustainable Banking

Much has been written about what led up to the 2008 Collapse of the global banking, funds management and insurance systems.

Too little – comparatively – has been proposed as new designs for

  • safely creating money (banking),
  • investing it meaningfully in the real economy (funds management) and
  • mitigating against undesired outcomes (insurance).

Urban Logic has researched new designs and tools to leverage the digital age of finance to achieve sustainable outcomes.


Bruce Cahan

Bruce Cahan is CEO and co-founder of Urban Logic, a nonprofit that harnesses finance and technology to change how systems think, act and feel. He is an Ashoka Fellow, aa Lecturer at Stanford University's Department of Management Science & Engineering, a Distinguished Scholar at Stanford mediaX and a former CodeX Fellow at Stanford's Center for Legal Informatics. Bruce was trained as an international finance lawyer at Weil Gotshal & Manges in NYC (10 years) and as merchant banker at Asian Oceanic in Hong Kong (2 years). Bruce graduated The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Economics 1976) and Temple Law School (J.D. 1979). Bruce has been licensed to practice law in California (2006), New York (1980) and Pennsylvania (1980).

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