The Future we Choose – An Economy Aligned with Ethical Values

The Economy for the Common Good contributes to a culture of good living in a peaceful and sustainable civilization. This is characterized by human coexistence, trust and appreciation, strong social cohesion and basic human rights.

A Common Good society allows all people to

  • interact with each other with tolerance and mutual respect for diversity and diverse lifestyles
  • define their personal values, set their individual goals, find their identity and develop their full potential
  • develop their talents and skills and, in this way, help them contribute to the Common Good in a meaningful and cooperative manner
  • actively engage in politics, making democratic decisions and thus helping shape our future

The Economy serves the Common Good

The consumption of natural resources remains within planetary boundaries.

Creative business activity leads to innovative solutions for the common good.

Taxes, tariffs, loans, public procurement and business development are aimed at strengthening the common good.

Agriculture creates diverse cultural landscapes and preserves the natural basis of life.

Countries enjoy balanced trade within an ethical world trade framework.

The use of physical force outside national bounderies lies within a reformed and democratized United Nations.

People are freed from the unhealthy compulsion to constantly consume, accumulate capital and grow economically. Our relationship with the earth is as healthy as is the earth itself.

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ECG Values