14. November 2019
Bremen: The first International Conference in Economy for the Common Good will take place in Bremen between 28.-30. November 2019.
: Hochschule Bremen – City University of Applied Sciences School of Graduate and Professional Studies in association with the Research Council of the Economy for the Common Good (Forschungsverein der Gemeinwohlökonomie e.V.) and ECG Science and Research Hub (GWÖ Akteur*innenkreis Wissenschaft und Forschung)
The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) movement started in 2010 with the publication of the first edition of the book "Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie" (Economy for the Common Good) by Christian Felber and the presentation of a first version of the common good balance sheet by a group of Austrian entrepreneurs. More than 2,000 companies, mainly small and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs), have since then been registered as supporters and more than 500 companies have already prepared or are currently preparing an ECG balance sheet. The movement spread from the Germanspeaking countries to other countries, especially in Europe and Latin America.
The ECG can be considered as a new approach inline with several socioeconomic and political approaches that aim to frame economic activity within ecological and social boundaries. But different to other approaches, the ECG does not aim to incorporate sustainability into the predominant rationale of profitmaximization but to embed economic activities into a broader cultural and social context and to link them with the core human values of dignity, solidarity, social justice, environmental sustainability, democracy and transparency. Recently, a growing number of scholarly works focussed on the ECG both from conceptual and empirical perspectives.
The conference aims at bringing together those scholars working on topics related to the ECG or similar concepts. It will provide a platform for a critical review, a resonance space, and a platform for networking.
Call for Papers and Conference Fees: (PDF)