In it’s short history, ECG has made remarkable progress at the local and regional level of government. Even at the European Union, ECG is on the map.
The Common Good Balance Sheet is an instrument which promotes a value-driven, ethical economy. Its impact and significance go beyond legal requirements in order to ensure the highest possible standards in the future.
More and more consumers are looking for fairer and more sustainable products and services. The European Union, along with governments and political parties across Europe have recognized ECG as an effective tool to provide more transparency to consumers, regulatory organizations and other stakeholders.
To some extent, the Common Good Balance Sheet has already taken Corporate Social Responisbily (CSR) to a new level. This is partly because it has been so comprehensively designed, but also because it is the only assessment tool that allows consumers and other stakeholders to evaluate a businesses contribution to society and the environment. Given that the Common Good Balance Sheet is already meeting tomorrow’s requirements today, it sets an example for the future. By identifying the advantages this creates for society as a whole, ECG pioneers have become the driving force for socio-political developments and future economic policy.
ECG is not itself a political party. It attempts, however, to win supporters in as many parties as possible, similar to the strategy of human rights, peace, gender justice or environmental NGOs. Numerous politicians have registered as supporters of ECG – you can find some of them below.