Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?

On September 7, 2012 the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School filmed “Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?” The event brought together individuals with a breadth of experiences and viewpoints to explore questions around the promise and risks of innovation in financial services and the potential of financial innovations to advance the public good and goals. This project was completed in conjunction with the Fred Friendly Seminars.

The speakers included David Abrams, Caroline Baum, Ed Conard, Wilson Ervin, Representative Barney Frank, Gary Gensler, Linda Gibbs, Robert Solow, Alicia Glen, Bruce Greenwald, Blythe Masters, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and Peter Stringham

Moderated by Professor Robert Jackson of Columbia Law School. For more detail, visit: or

This discussion is part of the Individual, Business, and Society curriculum that uses a series of discussions to foster a community dialogue on tradeoffs, choices, and accountability related to values-based leadership, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility.

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