HazelHeartwood in the Book of Sabine Denis
Sabine Denis, director of the Shift, has written a book on sustainability: Value2. HazelHeartwood is described on page 84 of the excellent new book, as one fine example of Social Innovation, combining social results with sound business.
The book has been published in February 2014.
Bank of the Future brochure
Sixteen students in Economics, Business and Law of KULeuven, Solvay Brussels School and the University of Gent, all part of the Generation Y, were asked the following question: “How would you design a bank for the year 2020?”
The outcome of an intensive six-months process was a design of the retail bank for the future. It is a cooperative bank, acting mostly as a facilitator for its customers. The customers take decisions on such matters as investment strategies in an interactive manner. The Bank of the Future operates mainly via the internet and social media. It will also be cashless, without cash machines and offices (or only a very limited number).
The project was initiated by HazelHeartwood and supported by Febelfin, KPMG and NautaDutilh.