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Weston Roundtable Lecture - Diane-Laure Arjaliès

Can financialization save nature? The case of endangered species

Event Details

Thursday, February 6, 2020
4:15-5:15 p.m.
The financialization of nature is underway. Yet the processes through which financialization transforms spaces previously outside markets remains relatively unknown. To address this gap, we examine the development of a calculative device used to assess the ability of conservationists to save endangered species. We demonstrate that this device—the Index—gradually transformed animals into investments from which financial returns were expected. Full abstract can be found via the URL.