Driving Systemic Change

We are people and organisations co-creating a new political, economic and social system aimed at the global common good. Fancy joining us?

ÍNDICE DE LA FELICIDAD Y EL BIEN COMÚN

Índice de la Felicidad y el Bien Común Autor. Diego Isabel La Moneda Editorial. Área de Presidencia de la Diputación de Barcelona En los últimos años, se han puesto en marcha muchos índices de calidad de vida o felicidad, con el propósito de ser una alternativa real a los indicadores económicos predominantes. En función de
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Webinar: Change the economy to save the climate

Let´s change the economy to save the climate The Source network of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and The Global Hub for the Common Good are delighted to invite you to the OPEN Webinar: Change the economy to save the climate. This action is organised under the framework of the Global Forum NESI “New Economy
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NESI Madrid. The new economy arrives to Madrid

Co-creating a roadmap for the new economy of the city NESI Madrid: 25 October 2016 Venue: Medialab NESI Madrid, is a laboratory of ideas, created by the citizenship, and for the citizenship. It’s a participative platform, from which we all can co-create a new social, political and economical system, focused and based in the common
Read More »

The Economics of Happiness Seminar

  The Global Hub for the Common Good is co-host of this seminar together with Local Futures and Initiatives of Change. The Economics of Happiness—creating a more equitable world What if human well-being didn’t have to be at the expense of the environment? What if we could simultaneously increase genuine prosperity, reduce social inequality, and
Read More »

Thinking Session for NESI – New Economy and Social Innovation Forum

On June 28th 2016a group of around thirty people gathered in Málaga to start the preparations of NESI, the New Economy and Social Innovation Forum to be celebrated between the 19th and 22nd of April 2017. Here the official NESI page The goal of the event was to gather the first volunteers to start working
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The GHCG on the “Building Banking On Values” radio show

Diego Isabel, Director of the Global Hub for the Common Good, was interviewed on 09/06/2016 on the “Building Banking On Values” radio show, a new VoiceAmerica radio series.  It is a regular series organised by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. Here a short post introducing this chapter And here you can listen to
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The first gatherings to prepare NESI just started! – Want to join?

Para acceder la invitación en español, pulse aquí This past 6th of June in Madrid, the Global Hub for the Common Good held a small meet-up in Madrid to start preparing the collaborative event: NESI, the New Economy and Social Innovation Forum, to be held in Málaga between the 19th and the 22nd of April
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Manifesto for a New Economy

From May 2016 on, we have started working on the co-creation of a Manifesto for a New Economy. It will be a one-year process through which we will gather inputs from people and organisations all over the world so that we can collaboratively define what the New Economy is and to build a common ground around
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The GHCG at OuiShare Paris 2016

OuiShare Fest Paris 2016: Exploring the edges! OuiShare Fest – Paris – May 18-21: Exploring the edges! [Special early bird offer valid for one week] This May, OuiShare Fest will unite 1500 pioneers and settlers from across the globe in Paris for 4 days of conversation, experimentation and collaboration to work on creative solutions to
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Brett Scott: “Money is not a store of value” & on the need of Bitcoin despite its flaws

One of the goals we have at the Global Hub for the Common Good is to foster economic and financial literacy, therefore, we proudly repost and broaden the reach of good and practical publications. In this occasion, enjoy Brett Schott’s smart and witty writing style -and the very appropriate memes- while learning on the insights of
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Acuerdo para el lanzamiento en Euskadi de la red “Global Hub por el Bien Común”

27 de abril de 2016, publicado en Deusto This press release communicates the agreement between the Global Hub for the Common Good, Deusto Business School and the Economy for the Common Good consulting company Bikos. As a start, this collaboration will be based on the development of a Manifesto for a New Economy and a study on the
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What is the New Economy?

This Post is based on one  of our seminars  “Introduction to the New Economy” that we deliver in several events, workshops and conferences. Our talks are usually called “Co-creating a New Economy”: these are the two key-words we need to understand. First of all, “New” & “Economy“. This suggests the existance of an “Old economy”; actually, it
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The Relationship between CSR and Financial Performance

versión en español aquí This blogpost is the introduction and abstract of the Phd Thesis researched and written by Pablo Gómez Carrasco. His research highlights how CSR – and what content of it –  is communicated through Social Media and the impact it has on stakeholders and investors. We hope you find it as interesting as we
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Women and the current Economic System

Today is International Women’s day. Whether you like days dedicated to something, or just think of them as of no use, we think it is a good day to talk about women and our current economic system. To remind ourselves about the fact that, in Europe, women are still being paid 20% less for their
Read More »

Brett Scott: “Money is not a store of value” & on the need of Bitcoin despite its flaws

One of the goals we have at the Global Hub for the Common Good is to foster economic and financial literacy, therefore, we proudly repost and broaden the reach of good and practical publications. In this occasion, enjoy Brett Schott’s smart and witty writing style -and the very appropriate memes- while learning on the insights of
Read More »

The Relationship between CSR and Financial Performance

versión en español aquí This blogpost is the introduction and abstract of the Phd Thesis researched and written by Pablo Gómez Carrasco. His research highlights how CSR – and what content of it –  is communicated through Social Media and the impact it has on stakeholders and investors. We hope you find it as interesting as we
Read More »

DEMOCRATIC MONEY AND CAPITAL FOR THE COMMONS

Paper by David Bollier and Pat Conaty This paper was first published  on September 8-10, 2015 as a Report on a Commons Strategies Group Workshop in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation Berlin This “Democratic Money and Capital for the Commons” report is a rare synthesis of perspectives for rethinking money &  finance, even if a more complete
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Objetivos para el Desarrollo Sostenible, más cerca gracias a la Economía del Bien Común

por Javier Goikoetxea Desde el “Global Hub por el Bien Común” me han honrado con participar periódicamente con algún artículo relacionado con el Bien Común y no me he podido resistir. Entiendo el “Global Hub for the Common Good” como un contenedor global donde todo lo que mezclemos nos acerque al Bien Común. Es por
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Action after Paris: going the extra mile in 2016

By Matthew Taylor The Sustainable Innovation Forum. The much-anticipated Paris COP21 UN conference on climate change concluded with an internationally recognised Paris Agreement. It’s ambitious but not binding. It’s not perfect but it’s something. Proposals must now be secured to start achieving the agreement’s goals. Policymakers have done their part but we cannot rely on
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Outlining an economic system by and for the common good

Para acceder en Español, pulse aquí! This Blog Post is a contribution by Faircoop: The Earth Cooperative for a Fair Economy. This post’s goal is to provide knowledge and understanding on the system of alternative currencies. We recommend you to take some time to go through this highly interesting journey through the creation of money and P2P
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An Education System for the Common Good

By Matthew Taylor “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela, 1993) If we want corporate behaviour to change so that businesses can be profitable but in a way that also helps humans thrive and conserves our planet, then we need to change our Economics and Business
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Alternatives to TTIP, CETA, TiSA and WTO: “Sovereign Democracy” and “Ethical Trade Strategy”

proposed by Christian Felber, Vienna, Austria Book author, University teacher, „Common Good Economist“ Para ver este artículo en Español, pulse aquí 1. Alternative Process: “Sovereign Democracy” Rather than in „post-democracies“ (Colin Crouch, whose analysis I do share), we live in „pre-democracies“. A „true“ democracy (Spanish: „democracia real“) has never actually existed1. In a true democracy,
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Events on the opinion issued by the European Economic and Social Committee

SME Intergroup discussion Earlier this week, on the 20th of October 2015 a breakfast on the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) was hold in the European Parliament. This event took place after the Economic and Social European Committee issued an Opinion in favour of the Economy for the Common Good on September 17th 2015. The
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THE GLOBAL HUB FOR THE COMMON GOOD IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!

Today, October 16th 2015, the Web of the Global Hub for the Common Good has been launched! And with it, we officially launch our goals, strategies and initiatives! The Global Hub for the Common Good is a think tank from the people, for the people. Better said, it is a think ocean: A participatory platform
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ÍNDICE DE LA FELICIDAD Y EL BIEN COMÚN

Índice de la Felicidad y el Bien Común Autor. Diego Isabel La Moneda Editorial. Área de Presidencia de la Diputación de Barcelona En los últimos años, se han puesto en marcha muchos índices de calidad de vida o felicidad, con el propósito de ser una alternativa real a los indicadores económicos predominantes. En función de
Read More »

Thinking Session for NESI – New Economy and Social Innovation Forum

On June 28th 2016a group of around thirty people gathered in Málaga to start the preparations of NESI, the New Economy and Social Innovation Forum to be celebrated between the 19th and 22nd of April 2017. Here the official NESI page The goal of the event was to gather the first volunteers to start working
Read More »

Inauguración de la Cátedra Libre de Nuevas Economías en Argentina

Se inauguró la Cátedra Libre de Nuevas Economías, en la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina El pasado viernes 27 de Mayo de 2016 quedó inaugurada la Cátedra Libre de Nuevas Economías de la UNLP, en un encuentro realizado en el Salón del Consejo Superior, y con la asistencia de unas 50 personas. En la
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The GHCG on the “Building Banking On Values” radio show

Diego Isabel, Director of the Global Hub for the Common Good, was interviewed on 09/06/2016 on the “Building Banking On Values” radio show, a new VoiceAmerica radio series.  It is a regular series organised by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values. Here a short post introducing this chapter And here you can listen to
Read More »

The first gatherings to prepare NESI just started! – Want to join?

Para acceder la invitación en español, pulse aquí This past 6th of June in Madrid, the Global Hub for the Common Good held a small meet-up in Madrid to start preparing the collaborative event: NESI, the New Economy and Social Innovation Forum, to be held in Málaga between the 19th and the 22nd of April
Read More »

The GHCG at OuiShare Paris 2016

OuiShare Fest Paris 2016: Exploring the edges! OuiShare Fest – Paris – May 18-21: Exploring the edges! [Special early bird offer valid for one week] This May, OuiShare Fest will unite 1500 pioneers and settlers from across the globe in Paris for 4 days of conversation, experimentation and collaboration to work on creative solutions to
Read More »

Acuerdo para el lanzamiento en Euskadi de la red “Global Hub por el Bien Común”

27 de abril de 2016, publicado en Deusto This press release communicates the agreement between the Global Hub for the Common Good, Deusto Business School and the Economy for the Common Good consulting company Bikos. As a start, this collaboration will be based on the development of a Manifesto for a New Economy and a study on the
Read More »

What is the New Economy?

This Post is based on one  of our seminars  “Introduction to the New Economy” that we deliver in several events, workshops and conferences. Our talks are usually called “Co-creating a New Economy”: these are the two key-words we need to understand. First of all, “New” & “Economy“. This suggests the existance of an “Old economy”; actually, it
Read More »

#InternationalDayOfHappiness

Today is #InternationalDayOfHappiness Again, what are these “days of XYZ” for ? They are days for awareness and visibility for issues we might give for granted. Issues on which we might not have enough time to think about in our busy lives. Happiness is a major issue. We all deserve to be happy. How to
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Women and the current Economic System

Today is International Women’s day. Whether you like days dedicated to something, or just think of them as of no use, we think it is a good day to talk about women and our current economic system. To remind ourselves about the fact that, in Europe, women are still being paid 20% less for their
Read More »

Donate with FairCoin

The Global Hub for the Common Good is a Charity and, therefore, we accept donations to support our activities. You are most welcome to donate any quantity you feel adequate, each and every donation helps us go one step further. The donations can be in “traditional” currencies or with FairCoins: we believe the current financial
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Advocacy for Credible Non-Financial Reporting

In 2014, an amendment to the Accounting Directive was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council regarding the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain groups: organisations with more than 500 employees, companies on the stock market and organisations of public interest. EU Member States should transpose the rules on non-financial reporting into
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#WorldCancerDay. Consequences of a Systemic Change based on the Common Good: we would all be healthier

Today was World Cancer day. Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases worldwide. Most of us – if not all of us – have a loved one suffering from this terrible disease. We think that on a day like this, it is necessary to remind ourselves of possible prevention measures: a healthier lifestyle with more
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Summary 2015 Report – 2016 Action Plan

You can find the complete report of the year 2015 here. But we are well aware that we are all very busy, that is why we have uploaded this summary for you! Thank you for going through it, sending us your feed-back, proposals, ideas, will to participate, etc. Here you can also access all “idea-projects”
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Consumers: do we have any power in our hands?

Video content in Spanish (Chile Video is subtitled), please scroll down for Spanish text.  It is often said “consumers have all the power in their hands”. Do you feel like that? When you go for groceries choosing the things you’re going to eat, when you pick the clothes you’re going to wear, take your car
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Radical transformation: Systemic Change

El Global Hub for the Common Good estuvo en el Rethink & Remix durante el OuiShare Fest en Noviembre de 2015. Vídeo sobre transformación real: ¿Cómo lo puedes adaptar a tu empresa? ¿y a tu vida personal? #TransformaciónRadical #Colaboración #BienComún   The Global Hub for the Common Good at Rethink & Remix for the OuiShare Fest in
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Event Summary: “Economy For The Common Good: A Sustainable Economic Model Geared Towards Social Cohesion”

For German press here! On the 19th of February 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee decided to draw up an own-initiative opinion on the Economy for the Common Good (ECG), which was adopted on September 17th by 144 votes to 13 with 11 abstentions. After achieving this relevant milestone and in order to tackle
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Resumen Think Ocean Series II: Barcelona. ¿Qué políticas públicas podrían fomentar una nueva economía?

For English press here! La segunda parte del triple evento Think Ocean Series se celebró el pasado 18 de noviembre en la sede central de Barcelona Activa. La primera parte tuvo lugar el pasado 23 de Octubre en Santiago de Chile, el tema central del acto fue co-diseñar cómo sería una nueva economía en 2025,
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Resumen presentación Internacional del Global Hub por el Bien Común

For English press here Este pasado martes 10 de noviembre de 2015 se celebró la presentación internacional del Global Hub por el Bien Común en el Medialab Prado. Queremos enviar nuestro cálido agradecimiento a los 130 asistentes por estar ahí, participar y contribuir a la buena energía que se transmitió en el evento. A las
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NESI: The “DAVOS” of the New Economy

Press conference call Global Forum NESI Friday, September 16th, at 12pm, at Malaga’s town hall (Spain) Malaga in Spain hosts the First Global Forum on New Economy and Social Innovation. The Global Forum NESI aims to become the “DAVOS” of the New Economy. For the first time a world meeting is held in order to lay
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The GHCG’s 2016 Projects

  After summarising the activity of 2015 and setting up the strategies for 2016 – find the report here – , specific projects have been developed. Check them here: Projects 2016 GHCG  The file size is 17 MB, it might take some minutes to download, depending on your internet connection, but it is worth the time!
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2015 Report – 2016 Action Plan of the GHCG

Here you can find the 2015 Report of the Global Hub for the Common Good: it summarises the first three months of activity of the Global Hub, from October to December 2015; and it sets the direction of 2016 with a very ambitious Action Plan. 2015 Report – 2016 Action Plan – the file size is 16MB, it might take a few seconds /
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Event Summary: Think Ocean Series III, Milestones to co-create a new Economy

14th of December: the third and final event of the Think Ocean Series 2015 took place in London to round up the first three operative months of the Global Hub for the Common Good. The event – held in Europe House, Westmister, London – was attended by over 50 people active in the social &
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Entrevista de Iñaki Gabilondo a Christian Felber

Iñaki Gabilondo entrevistó a Christian Felber el pasado 22 de Octubre para Canal+. Christian repasa los valores y las bases de la Economía del Bien Común así como la implementación del modelo. Aquí puedes ver la gran entrevista: Este sábado 31 de Octubre Christian participó en el TEDx de Viena y está en una intensa gira
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A Common Good Municipality: Miranda de Azán

Miranda de Azán is a small spanish village of 427 inhabitants in the region of Salamanca. In Miranda de Azán there is no industry and there are no shops. But something wonderful started happening there in 2013, this is a brief introduction to this brave and exemplary trip to a better life for all its inhabitants:
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The change has started in Chile

The Global Hub for the Common Good has started its international launch in Chile with the participation of its Director, Diego Isabel, in several activities. On the 21st October Diego gave a talk about the Economy for the Common Good and presented the Global Hub for the Common Good at University of Santiago de Chile
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THE GLOBAL HUB FOR THE COMMON GOOD IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!

Today, October 16th 2015, the Web of the Global Hub for the Common Good has been launched! And with it, we officially launch our goals, strategies and initiatives! The Global Hub for the Common Good is a think tank from the people, for the people. Better said, it is a think ocean: A participatory platform
Read More »

Webinar: Change the economy to save the climate

Let´s change the economy to save the climate The Source network of the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and The Global Hub for the Common Good are delighted to invite you to the OPEN Webinar: Change the economy to save the climate. This action is organised under the framework of the Global Forum NESI “New Economy
Read More »

NESI Madrid. The new economy arrives to Madrid

Co-creating a roadmap for the new economy of the city NESI Madrid: 25 October 2016 Venue: Medialab NESI Madrid, is a laboratory of ideas, created by the citizenship, and for the citizenship. It’s a participative platform, from which we all can co-create a new social, political and economical system, focused and based in the common
Read More »

The Economics of Happiness Seminar

  The Global Hub for the Common Good is co-host of this seminar together with Local Futures and Initiatives of Change. The Economics of Happiness—creating a more equitable world What if human well-being didn’t have to be at the expense of the environment? What if we could simultaneously increase genuine prosperity, reduce social inequality, and
Read More »

Congreso “Proyectos y Utopías para un Mundo Mejor: Bien Común, Ética y Valores”

El próximo 23 de Abril el Global Hub por el Bien Común participará en el Congreso “Proyectos y Utopías para un Mundo Mejor: Bien Común, Ética y Valores” en la ciudad de Vitoria. Jornada organizada por la “Fundación Valores” en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Vitoria Gasteiz. El lema de 2016 es “Bien Común, Ética
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New economy workshops and seminars

From the Global Hub for the Common Good we organise several types of workshops, both for companies and individuals on the New Economy:   Introductory seminar on the new economy Fit for the future? I How to integrate the new economy in your organisation – try out our awareness tool & dynamic presented in the OuiShare Fest
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Manifesto for a New Economy

From May 2016 on, we have started working on the co-creation of a Manifesto for a New Economy. It will be a one-year process through which we will gather inputs from people and organisations all over the world so that we can collaboratively define what the New Economy is and to build a common ground around
Read More »

2015 Report – 2016 Action Plan of the GHCG

Here you can find the 2015 Report of the Global Hub for the Common Good: it summarises the first three months of activity of the Global Hub, from October to December 2015; and it sets the direction of 2016 with a very ambitious Action Plan. 2015 Report – 2016 Action Plan – the file size is 16MB, it might take a few seconds /
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Co-creating a new economy from people for people

We develop our research projects through connecting people and cultures. Yes, we believe in the collective wisdom. In our first “Think Ocean Series” we will answer three connected and key questions and the outcome will be a “Policy Proposal” made in a collaborative way about “Co-creating a new economy from people to people”. These are
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New Economy and Social Innovation Forum

NESI: April 19th-22nd 2017

New Economy tools

New Economy Tools In-company and personal workshops and seminars