Economy for the Common Good invited at Worldwide Meeting on Human Values, 22-23 October

2021-10-18T14:34:09+02:00October 18th, 2021|

ECG is part of the XIII Worldwide Meeting on Human Values (Encuentro Mundial de Valores) held completely online from 22-23 October. It is organized in alliance with the international organization Charter for Compassion (CFC) that works in 54 countries promoting its message of compassion. After an inauguration speech by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the [...]

Tipping point for corporate transparency on sustainability: reporting benefits outweigh costs

2021-10-18T09:28:52+02:00October 18th, 2021|

As the European Union considers the new draft Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and associated sustainability standards, striking new evidence shows that the proposed legislation saves rather than costs money for business. A new article written by Richard Howitt, Strategic advisor on corporate sustainability, Senior Advisor at Frank Bold, formerly MEP and CEO of the [...]

Second International ECG Conference, in March 2022

2021-10-13T09:28:08+02:00October 13th, 2021|

The ECG movement started in 2010 with the publication of the first edition of the book "Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie" (Economy for the Common Good) by Christian Felber and the presentation of a first version of the common good balance sheet by a group of Austrian entrepreneurs. More than 2,000 companies, mainly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), [...]

Counting the true costs of an unjust and unsustainable economic system

2021-10-13T09:18:17+02:00October 13th, 2021|

What should be the purpose of the economy, and the goal of public spending: promoting the wellbeing of people and the planet, or reacting to immediate, avoidable problems? Put this way, the answer seems obvious, yet the prevailing economic model forces governments towards the latter. WEAll, a partner of ECG, has published a new [...]

Responsible business community calls for stronger EU rules on sustainability reporting

2021-10-10T12:52:15+02:00October 6th, 2021|

According to a multi-stakeholder debate last week, which was hosted by ECG, the new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive shows significant weaknesses. 99,8% of businesses are left out and standards are being developed by a financial body without sufficient input from sustainability stakeholders.  The proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) must become a powerful [...]

Event ‘Towards sustainable business: Assessing and tackling ethical gaps in the new EU sustainability instruments’

2021-09-29T11:02:31+02:00September 29th, 2021|

The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) and OXFAM with the collaboration of Future-Fit Foundation, Frank Bold and the Alliance for Corporate Transparency (ACT) invite you to join a discussion on the most contentious issues in the EU sustainability instruments and initiatives. Date: 29 September, 2021, 12:00-13:30h  [Admission: 11:30; Press interviews 13:30-14:00] Venue: Press Club [...]

Architecture brand baukult presents the first Common Good Balance Sheet

2021-09-27T21:59:27+02:00September 27th, 2021|

The architecture company baukult ZT GmbH, based in Vienna (Austria), is reporting under the guidelines of the Economy for the Common Good - for the first time its history. On 72 pages, the team of architects and real estate experts reports on timber construction, socio-economic and ecological aspects of the company and sets the [...]

Green-Black-Purple council alliance in Cologne wants to push Common Good Economy

2021-09-06T11:53:50+02:00September 6th, 2021|

Cologne, Germany | The council alliance of the Greens, CDU and Volt wants to popularize the Economy for the Common Good and encourage municipal and commercial companies to draw up a Common Good Balance. The council actors have already picked a city company: The Cologne Baths. Niklas Kienitz, CDU, says from an urban development [...]

First Swiss city with a Common Good Balance Sheet

2021-08-31T10:06:34+02:00August 29th, 2021|

The municipality of Eschlikon, with a total of 4,500 inhabitants, is located about 30 minutes by car south of Lake Constance, in the Swiss canton of Thurgau. Since last summer, the innovative and visionary community presidents and city officials have been working on the balancing process, which will be completed this summer. Thanks to the [...]

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