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Results of the prioritisation of the Strategic Focuses

Below are the strategic focuses in order of priority as voted by chapters, hubs and delegates of the Delegates Assembly 2019. 

Total votesStrategic FocusRanking
340Raise awareness amongst the public about the concept of the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) and its values.1
371Ensure the quality and effectiveness of the ECG Balance Sheet.2
376Promote the ECG Balance Sheet amongst municipalities and raise the number of municipalities with an ECG Balance Sheet.3
407Raise the number of companies and organisations with an ECG Balance Sheet.4
425Form and maintain lasting relationships with companies/organisations who do the ECG Balance Sheet.5
460Work towards making public procurement and law in line with ECG values.6
460Promote the ECG model as the way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.6
460Use all levels of the education system to spread the ECG model.6
474Collaborate with other organisations in order to make non-financial reporting/balance sheets obligatory for all organisations on a legal basis (prove that one fulfils multiple reporting standards with the ECG Balance Sheet).9
477Seek policy change nationally and internationally in order to align with ECG values.10
479Create easier, additional opportunities (to the ECG Balance Sheet) for companies to engage in ethical behaviour and join the movement.11
524Promote ECG Balance Sheet and tools nationally and internationally as a tool to tackle global problems as established by UN in SDGs.12
534Collaborate with other organizations to achieve ECG values13
544Raise awareness amongst the public about economic concepts and their effect on the common good.14
547Promote ECG Balance Sheet and tools nationally and internationally as a comprehensive non-financial reporting tool.15
550Raise awareness amongst the public about common good oriented behavior.16
562Promote ECG Balance Sheet and tools nationally and internationally as organisational development tools, for evaluation and planning.17
585Make sure that the internal structure and processes of the ECG movement follow the ECG values.18
621Make it easier for consumers to choose more sustainable options.19
629Collaborate with other organisations to develop an international integrated reporting standard.20
640Propose financial policies for promoting common-good oriented activity.21
647Prove the effect of the ECG reporting process and other common good activities on society and the economy.22
649Gain recognition for enterprise, innovation and business activity as a force for the common good.23
653Promote ECG Balance Sheet and tools nationally and internationally as a tool for a broader view of the organisational impact on society and the environment and to find allies in the organisation's stakeholders.24
666Collaborate with other organizations to strengthen the voice of people in defining the common good.25
683Devise ways to empower employees to move their company towards ECG way of working.26
720Promote the use of grassroots democracy.27
749Raise awareness amongst the public about economic and political interdependencies (reading and learning to create a balance sheet).28
807Establish an internal feedback loop.29




Welcome to the online convention about the international strategy of the ECG movement. We invite all active ECG members to give their feedback (no registration/account necessary).

Strategic goals will make international collaboration easier and will help to make our activities more effective. That's why an international strategy team was founded at the delegates assembly in Paris in 2017 and more people joined it in 2018 at the delegates assembly in Lisbon.

Together, we drafted a set of strategic focuses that are meant to serve as an orientation and inspiration for our activists all over the world. Applications to Delegates Assemblies should also refer to one of the strategic focuses.

We now want to present our draft to you in order to have your feedback and to refine it together.

If you are an active member of an ECG association you are invited to give your feedback by

  • commenting on the suggested strategic focuses on the subpages (see below). Write your full name and the name of your ECG association in your comment.
  • adding new strategic focuses. Please be critical with yourself and check if your idea fits with an existing strategic topic on the subpages. If your idea does not belong to one of them, add it as a comment on the page "New suggestions". Write your full name and the name of your ECG association in your comment. 

The deadline for your feedback is 28 February 2019. You can comment without having an ECG account. We recommend that you take time to discuss the strategic focuses in your regional group or your hub and that you feedback the results of your discussion. This should dramatically accelerate the whole process. If possible, please use English language for your comments. This helps to keep the convention international.

After the feedback has been gathered together, we will try to consolidate it. A final set of strategic focuses will be published at the Delegates Assembly 2019 in Stuttgart. There, the delegates will be asked to vote on the ones which they feel are of the most importance. (Due to technical reasons, this cannot be done online yet.) This prioritisation will then inform the movement. It will also build a link to the work of the international federation by defining the priorities for the strategic goals and the measures of the IF.

If you have feedback on the process of this online convention, please let us know on the page "Feedback on the process".

Many thanks for your collaboration,

Anke Schwind, Beate Petersen, Bridget Knapper, Harro Colshorn, Ilse Lang, Manfred Kofranek and Ralf Wagner
for the International Strategy Team


Overview document

While working on a German translation, Lutz Dudek has made printable layouts of all focuses. They might be helpful for getting an overview of the contents and for the discussion in the local chapters. Thanks a lot, Lutz!



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