Antje von Dewitz
"We support the philosophy of Economy for the Common Good and are glad when we can motivate other companies to do the same."
"Economy for the Common Good provides a concrete proposal on how long-term social goals and values can be integrated into our economic system. Many entrepreneurs already measure their company's success using the CG Matrix (Common Good Matrix) – this is also evidence that this proposal is attractive for business. The ECG provides an alternative to the way we think about GDP growth and profit maximisation, and this is something we should not keep from our students."
"For SONNENTOR and myself in particular, the Economy for the Common Good is our heart's desire, a community through which I can continue to grow in the future and advance with more transparency.”
"Solidarity, environment and democracy must be on an equal footing with economics in a business strategy. We have already seen that an economy without ethics and measures does not function.”
"Any economic system which favours the profit of a few at the expense of the majority will fail. The current economic model confuses financial profit with real social prosperity. Economy for the Common Good instead pursues a concrete goal, an idea, shared by a broad majority of the population: People and their basic needs should become the central focus."
"By thinking about the common good together, we will get a feel for what it is like to be in each other's shoes. We will be free from the worries of daily life, be filled with new strength and self-confidence, and feel deeply enriched. Economy for the Common Good is not just pretty words. Economy for the Common Good opens our hearts and plants the seeds of growth, of culture and beauty."
"The idea behind Common Good Accounting is one that puts people and all living things, as well as the successful relationship between them, at the centre of the economy. Acting in solidarity, the belief in a just world, fair distribution of goods, opportunities and possibilities, are what inspires me about ECG. Complex problems can only be solved through more acceptance, understanding and care, and in pursuit of the common good instead of a one-dimensional illusion of growth."
"I support the Economy for the Common Good movement, because it creates a strong substantive drive for necessary cultural change in the economic system on the one hand, and on the other hand provides concrete tools, such as the Common Good Balance Sheet, to implement these ideals for sustainable development."
“Dignity, respect, ecological and social responsibility are essential for a future in this world. What remains after we die? The planet, our children and the memory of us - let's finally accept this responsibility in business!”
"It is our responsibility to protect our planet and safeguard it for future generations. We must stop believing that personal well-being can exist independent of collective well-being."
"Economy for the Common Good outlines an economic system based on values that can also be beneficial for our relationships. This is a prerequisite for helping to achieve an ecologically sustainable, socially just and meaningful entrepreneurship."
“For me, it is important that we play an active part in a society where people and businesses successfully engage with each other in economic terms, valuing each other and caring for each other, fellow human beings and the world. I therefore support the ECG movement."
"We urgently need an Economy for the Common Good that values and rewards caring for people and for nature!"
"The current economic system is a threat to democracy, social peace and human rights. (...) It is important that we commit ourselves to alternatives for democracy, solidarity and the environment Economy for the Common Good is a comprehensive alternative model that combines all of these values and is already taking root in practice."
"I support Economy for the Common Good because it wants to create important prerequisites for successful independent enterprise and counteract the bias towards large companies that is inherent in the current economic system."
"Everyone is talking about the fact that we need innovative ideas and concepts to overcome the economic, social and environmental crises. Everyone understands this to mean a continuation of growth-based economy, resource-hungry competition, and domination of the financial markets. In contrast, Economy for the Common Good presents a real new approach, an alternative, intelligent concept for economic activity and human cohabitation."
"Economy for the Common Good aims for a democratic organisation of the economy. In particular, I value its process and its holistic approach. It aspires to enable us to overcome the many divisions in ur coexistence, be it in business, politics, law or ethics. It offers a participatory process to which everyone can bring their own values."
"If the human brain has far greater potential for networking than we ever imagined, we should be shaping our coexistence in such a way as to realise this potential. But because this should never be possible at the expense of others, it is time to for us to make this journey together. Schools, local authorities and companies can all contribute to achieving what we are capable of: a human community."
"Christian Felber shows the path to an economy where money and markets are at the service of humans, not the other way round."
"Economy for the Common Good does excellent service to society, economic policies and also to economic theory, by restoring their lost dignity and humanity."
Ha Vinh Tho
"Bhutan’s philosophy of Gross National Happiness is an attempt to implement an alternative development paradigm that is centered on the Happiness of all the people and Wellbeing of all life forms. One fundamental condition to implement GNH is to change the way we conduct our economy. The Economy for the Common Good is key to forstering such a society based on collaboration, altruism, compassion and mindfulness. It is not an utopia, it is the very condition of the survival of our planet."
Economists who support the ECG
"Economy for the Common Good makes the leap from the neoliberal concept of common good in the market-metaphysical sense, to an economic system with concrete criteria designed to be useful in everyday life. Thus it represents the vanguard of a new and sustainable entrepreneurship"
"Only an ECG-driven economy could meet the universal claim to human rights in a social world order in which all humanity can live free from fear and want, with equality, security and human dignity."
"The ECG is a viable alternative economy concept that is spreading in Europe and that asks the all-important question: What positive contribution does your organization bring to society? The ECG Matrix is an awesome tool to self-evaluate! At Business School Lausanne, it highlighted important blind spots that allowed us to sharpen our mission and embrace entirely new actions. Possibly the most significant strategic impulse at BSL in the past decade!"
"People today like to think of the ECG's demands as utopian, but when it comes to the ecosphere, the slogan is: Let's be realistic, demand the impossible!"
"Economy for the Common Good gives expression to an exceptionally wise understanding of the economy and its impact. It is a practical model that serves the people, accommodates nature and one that is based on genuine democracy. The ECG shows intelligence; its application is becoming increasingly important in calling into question the validity of economic growth and its measurement - the GDP, since this only indicates the speed, while representing neither direction nor real costs."
"Christian Felber is focusing on the most neglected part of our future: the new governance that will be necessary for a digital age."
"Putting Economy for the Common Good into practice is perhaps the most important challenge of our generation."