A global community is emerging

The ECG idea spread from Austria through Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and to the Benelux countries, then to the UK, Scandinavia and countries in Eastern Europe. It has also reached Latin America, the USA and Africa.

The ECG community cooperates on different levels:

  • ECG companies
    Around 400 companies have either published their Common Good Balance Sheets or are ECG members.
  • Associations
    The 21 ECG associations create the legal and financial basis for the work of the movement.
  • Local chapters
    Thousands of people are actively involved in over 100 regional groups (local chapters) on a voluntary basis.
  • Ambassadors
    Many prominent public figures from various fields support Economy for the Common Good.
  • Hubs
    13 hubs work across borders to implement our vision.

How we are organised

Two closely interwoven structures have developed out of the cooperation between numerous people, companies, local communities and other organisations:

Structure of the movement

Interested individuals who wish to be actively involved join forces with regional local chapters and/or international hubs (e.g. speakers, consultants). Interested companies and local authorities can become pioneers of the movement by creating Common Good Balance Sheets. Joint decisions are made by representatives of all three groups at the annual Assembly of Delegates. An international coordination team was set up in 2013 to coordinate international activities.

Legal Structure

Interested individuals, companies and communities can become members of regional and international associations or support them via donations. These are the instruments of the movement for handling all legal and financial matters. Behind all associations there are local chapters and/or hubs. They will later be grouped into the International Federation, which in turn will work closely with the Assembly of Delegates or at the committee level, with the international coordination team.


ECG International Structure diagram

These structures are active and constantly evolving. The simplified diagram below shows the current status, which can change at any time. At present, any changes are decided by the Assembly of Delegates.