Putting humanity before profit
‘Bankers are just like everyone else – they’re your brothers and sisters, your daughters and sons, your fathers and mothers; they are just like the rest of us.
‘But when they enter the environment, because of the challenges, the extreme competition, the conflict that’s embedded at its root, people start to change. Otherwise your choice is: either I align with the culture, and my behaviour is such that I achieve what the institution is asking me to do, or I leave, but the ability to see clearly enough to leave is very rare.
‘Very few people have the bandwidth required to both be in the environment and operate successfully, and still pay heed to the voice in the back of their mind which says, actually this environment is damaging you, or is damaging society.’
Kweku talked to us following his lecture with the School of Law, Lessons from financial catastrophe, which you can listen to on SoundCloud or watch on LJMUTV.