0:58 In what year did FETs start and why?
2:26 Who began this process?
3:35 On your website, FETS is described as a second-degree association that brings together organizations of the third sector and the social and solidarity economy that want to promote ethical and solidarity financing in Spain. Can you explain why this legal form was chosen?
5:16 How many hired employees work in this association?
6:25 How do you financially support this association, and where do the salaries for employees come from?
7:57 How do you structure management and organization within the association?
9:31 What requirements should an organization meet to join FETS?
11:32 What benefits do the organizations that join FETS receive?
13:22 When FETS advocates the creation of a system of ethical and solidarity finances, what are you calling for exactly?
15:00 FETS supports a model of ethical financial organizations. Does this mean that conventional financial institutions are not ethical?
16:24 Why does it seem surprising to talk about financial activity that is also ethical and supportive?
18:00 What are some of the criteria or values around which ethical and solidarity financial practices are organized?
21:49 What organizations make up the ethical and solidarity finance system? Do all organizations that are part of the ethical finance ecosystem aspire to be ethical banks?
23:13 What other differences exist between ethical banks and conventional banks?
24:44 Is it correct to think of ethical and solidarity finance as a tool for escaping the current capitalist economic model?
27:01 When thinking about a way out of the current capitalist economic system, the need for an alternative plan immediately comes up. Is there a plan B? How do you think we will arrive at another model/s of economic organization?
28:29 How does FETS and the ethical and solidarity finance ecosystem fit into the proposals of the ecological economy, the eco-feminist economy, the social and solidarity economy, and the economy of the common good?
29:42 What ingredients do we need to imagine these other economies and these other possible worlds?
31:58 Relationship between FETS and REAS (Network of Social and Solidarity Economies)
33:52 Do you think that the current educational model echoes alternative ways of understanding economics?
35:28 Earlier this year, Economistas sin Fronteras published a downloadable report entitled “Research-Diagnosis on the State of Teaching Economics.” The results of this report condemn the lack of a diversity of approaches to economics in university curricula. Do you agree with this diagnosis?
36:06 Since its creation in 1999, FETS has been working to advertise that ethical banking goes beyond just an idea or a project for the future and show that it’s something tangible and real. In order to carry out this work, you have a series of activities dedicated to education in formal and informal areas. Can you explain what this educational activity consists of?
38:39 How much does it cost for a school to bring one of your workshops to its classrooms?
39:31 You mentioned a collection of educational resources located on the RedEFES website. Are these resources open and downloadable? 40:29 Can you explain what the Ethical Finance Observatory and the Ethical Finance Barometer are?
44:23 What is the EthSI seal?
47:36 What criteria must an organization meet to receive the EThSI seal?
49:29 Can banks and public administrations receive this seal?
51:34 Is FETS a political project? If so, what type of politics are we talking about?
52:39 Let’s do a little bit of historical memory. What role did FETS play in the 15M movement?
54:12 What does growth look like for FETS?
56:00 How do you nurture or maintain your enthusiasm at a time of crisis for the model of civilization, energy collapse, and a state of profound political indifference?
“FETS – Ethical and Solidarity Financing is an association created in 1999 to promote ethical and solidarity finance. It brings together entities from the social and solidarity economy and cooperative ethical finance, social action, education and international solidarity. FETS’ mission is to contribute to a social transformation in line with values of global justice and sustainability. We want to promote the development of an ethical and solidarity-based financing system that drives a just economy that is both socially and environmentally sustainable. FETS’ vision is to serve as a point of reference for both ethical and solidarity-based financing and the community in general. We want to serve as a meeting point that can help to strengthen the sector.”