Credentials

The MacroRisk Connect workshops and Programme implementation are facilitated by Clive Menzies of Clive Menzies & Associates Limited. Clive’s business and investment management experience and applied CoCreative Learning of political economy come together in MacroRisk Connect.

CoCreative Learning is a product of Critical Thinking at the Free University, in London, whose paper on Reform Proposals in the Monetary System for Attaining Global Economic Stability was published in the Islamic Economics Journal of the King Abdulaziz University, in July 2017.

The Critical Thinking group co-created its narrative of the political economy from research and analysis sifted, absorbed, re-analysed, synthesised and shared by thousands of individuals and groups, both contemporary and historic, drawing on information and understanding from the current and previous civilisations.

The CoCreative Learning methodology, applied to the MacroRisk Connect Programme, is derived from Critical Thinking’s Principles and Process and is backed by seven years of development and evolution.

Inspiration for our methodology comes, in part, from Sugata Mitra’s work on Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLEs) and we’re working in partnership with SOLE Central at Newcastle University to deliver the MacroRisk Connect Programme. David Leat will participate in the last workshop of each series to explain the genesis of SOLEs, particularly how the structures and processes are being appropriated in various contexts and the importance of dialogue often generated by good mediation.

MacroRisk Connect is a research partner with SOLE Central along with the CoCreative Learning project which is also listed as a Global SOLE.

Published papers and articles:

2017 Reform Proposals in the Monetary System for Attaining Global Economic StabilityIslamic Economics Journal of the King Abdulaziz University

2018 How to recognise an elephantThe Journal of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment – The Review

2019 Has financial services regulation made the world a safer place for investors?The Journal of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment – The Review

2019 Systemic Risk and Climate Change Internet Archive

2019 How we live Internet Archive