ECG presents its tools and vision at UN Sustainability Forum in Geneva

Geneva, 20/03/2019

The event will focus on round tables for peer learning. The Common Good Balance Sheet will be presented as best case for the implementation of SDG target 8.

The UNECE invites participants from 40 countries to the Regional Forum 2019 from 21 to 22 March in Geneva to discuss models for the successful implementation of Agenda 2030.

The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) model is represented at the discussion on SDG 8 'Decent Work and Economic Growth'. Christian Felber, initiator of the ECG, and Antje von Dewitz, Managing Director of VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co.KG, will jointly present the case study "Implementing SDGs in the private sector with the Economy for the Common Good". The study looks at companies with an audited Common Good Balance Sheet.

The aim of these round tables is to debate possible solutions for sustainable and integrative economic growth. In the foyer of the United Nations a delegation of the ECG will be present to answer questions. More than 600 participants from 40 countries are expected to attend.

The Common Good Balance Sheet is the heart of the economic model of the ECG and aligns entrepreneurial action with the goal of improving the common welfare. After their detailed work with the ECG model, the University of Bremen, Germany stated: "The Common Good Balance seems to be well suited to critically examine one's own processes and to discover manifold possibilities on how to contribute to the fulfilment of the SDGs in daily actions".

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