We all understand the power of money.
In today’s world, money is power. It shapes our lives, fuels organizations, and makes society grow. But our monetary system is outdated. Blind-eyed production, consumption, and waste no longer results in happy people or healthy communities. Instead, we face crippling disparity, disastrous climate change, and global unrest — all stemming from single-minded pursuit of financial wealth.
It’s time to evolve. People all over earth are fighting to redirect the flow of money, to distribute money more equitably, and to invest money in more holistic and sustainable ways. These important causes are worthy of widespread support. PolyMoney expands that strategy with a unique new approach.
We believe that money itself can be designed to optimize the well-being of people AND planet. Thanks to smart phones and block-chain technology, we can create new currencies customized to:
- Empower marginalized communities
- Nourish and rejuvenate our ecosystem
- Encourage collaborative creativity, and
- Build a compelling vision for our future
To that end, we produce educational games, digital media, meet-ups, and new kinds of currency that inspire us all to reimagine money and co-create a world that works for everyone.
This is us. From me to we, evolving our money system so everyone wins.
Stefanie B. Overbeck
is the founder of Polymoney and inventor of Polymoney learning games, a series of learning games about money and empowerment. Stefanie is trained a green architect with a passion for designing societies that work for everyone.
an architect and dedicated father, sees all children growing up in communities that empower wholehearted pursuit of their dreams. Patrick magically brings concepts into reality, and keeps our projects on track.
a systems engineer and long-time activist, is driven by a vision of exuberant communities connecting through all kinds of currency. Mel invented Baton and FairyDust*, a special currency that makes good deeds shine.
a writer and economist, wants to provide everyone with opportunities to learn and become part of the common good.
a community organizer, believes in the power of collaborative creativity to make our world a better place.
a writer, producer, and performer, brings imagination and texture that makes even complex concepts fun to listen and learn.
Ryan is a game developer that believes that games have the power to incite change.
PolyMoney was founded on the shoulders of Margit Kennedy and Bernard Lietaer.
Without their enthusiasm and academic support, our work to create accessible learning games like Crystal Island, develop mind-shifting concepts like FairyDust*, and convene change makers from around the globe would not have happened.
Margrit Kennedy +2013
an architect, ecologist, professor and money expert, is the author of the international best-seller “Interest and Inflation Free money.” Margrit was renowned for her advocacy of alternative regional currencies, and of creating an economy in which everyone wins.
Bernard Lietaer +2019
a monetary economist, conducted ground-breaking research that sparked the development of local economies through the introduction of complementary currencies.