The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) is a global movement of people from all walks of life. It began in Austria in 2010 and quickly spread to countries throughout Europe and now has active groups in Africa, Latin America, North America and Asia.

Local Chapters

Local Chapters form the backbone of our movement. Activists work to help implement ECG through organizing local events, contacting businesses and creating networks.


International groups work on specific topics such as consulting, auditing, communication, education and public speaking.

International Federation

The International Federation is the umbrella organisation of the international Economy for the Common Good movement.


A global movement bringing together business, civil society and politics requires a strong organizational structure.

ECG Companies

Many companies worldwide have already drawn up a Common Good Balance Sheet to document their contribution to the common good.


Kate Raworth | UK
Kate Raworth | UK
Economist, university teacher at Oxford and Cambridge, ex-senior researcher of Oxfam GB, author of “Doughnut Economics”.

“Enterprise that is fit for the 21st century will be managed and measured by a far richer set of metrics […]. ECG is a pioneering example of how this can successfully be put into practice. This movement is proving that another way is possible […].”

Otto Scharmer, Dr. | USA
Otto Scharmer, Dr. | USA
Senior Lecturer at MIT, co-founder of the Presencing Institute, author of “Theory U”.

“Putting Economy for the Common Good into practice is perhaps the most important challenge of our generation.”

Riane Eisler | USA
Riane Eisler | USA
Author of “The Chalice and the Blade” and “The Real Wealth of Nations”; Founder of the Center for Partnership Studies Caring Economy Campaign

“We urgently need an Economy for the Common Good that values and rewards caring for people and for nature!”