Ever since its foundation, the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) has been developing and testing models that measure organisational performance beyond profit. The Common Good Matrix, has been one of the main tools that support the theory behind the ECG. It is based upon 20 themes which promote successful relationships in a healthy planet, assessing an organisation’s contribution to the common good.

All stakeholders are considered: suppliers, owners, equity, financial service providers, employees, including co-working employers, customers, other companies and the social environment at large. In this sense, there is an overlap with the cooperative organisational values highlighted in the book “Humanistic Governance in Democratic Organisations, The Cooperative Difference”. This publication:

  • Examines how corporate governance can integrate with humanistic management practices
  • Draws together international perspectives on cooperative governance
  • Builds on the research of the highly esteemed International Centre for Co-operative Management
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

This open access edited book paints a compelling picture on humanistic governance, especially for democratic organisations, such as ECG. Through the careful examination of different theories and discussion of relevant key issues, it creates a real framework for addressing how cooperatives deal with dynamic change processes in a more mindful, efficient, ethical way.

Humanistic Governance in Democratic Organisations” is part of the Humanism in Busines book series created in 2011 by the Humanistic Management Network.  Every volume in the series explores Humanistic Management through from an original approach, allowing for the open discussion of a variety of aspects and dimensions when it comes to humanism in business. Each publication is an invitation to generate impact towards a more equitable and a more sustainable planet.

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