Page tree

Versions Compared

Key

  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.

...

Sv translation
languageen
Newsletter_body
Logologo_de_screen.png

Newsletter_header
LogoPageLogos - länderübergreifend
TitleECG International Newsletter
ReleaseMay 2019
Logologo_ECG_en_color_WEB.jpg

Tip

Dear Contributors,

Thanks so much for adding information about your corner of the ECG world. Don't worry too much if your English is not perfect. Most important is that we get your information published.

Info
  •  change background color of footer like in Blicke

Stuff to add:

  • Eva Zeising, eva.zeising@web.de (contact from from Christian F., she is willing to help
  • Info Africa ECG Association (GH) (if there is substantive info) - David Kimani says he will send something by 30th

  • profile of an ECG business

  • Add Text from Blicke (GH)

  • Democracy in ECG, systemic consensus, Delegates Assembly (BK, GH)

  • Minutes from DA, pictures and videos from DA
  • Report from Bozen
  • Report from UN visit in Geneva- done
  • UN New York side event - done
  • Info on Call for Papers from Sara F. (see attached Word file) or just link to Web with same content (nice image in Word) (https://easychair.org/cfp/ECGPW-2019)
  • Common Good Bank - done
(CfP_ECGPW-2019_v5_November.docx)



Dear supporters and members of the ECG,

[Editorial]

[greetings from the editor and "signature"]

This issue covers:

Table of Contents
maxLevel3
minLevel2
indent20px
absoluteUrltrue
printablefalse

Newsletter_rubric
RubricBusinesses
Colorgreen
Iconlighthouse

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.]

[if applicable add image and source]
Source: [xyz]

Sub-headline 1.2

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricCooperation Partners
Colorgreen
Iconpeople

First Common Good bank account is launched

Bank balances can now do good and benefit society

This is the slogan of the newly launched Common Good bank account presented by the ‘Genossenschaft für Gemeinwohl’ (Cooperative for the Common Good) in Austria. The account is a product of the Environment Centre of Raiffeisenbank Gunskirchen and is available exclusively to members of the Cooperative for the Common Good.

This pioneering initiative represents a transformation in how we regard money - not as a goal in itself but as a means by which we can create a better life for all. “With every common good account and every euro invested, we finance projects that promote the common good and are thus a real benefit for everyone," says Fritz Fessler, Cooperative for the Common Good.

"As part of our environmental guarantee, we have committed ourselves to investing every euro invested by account holders in environmental projects. In order to live up to this self-imposed claim and to continue to act as a driver for sustainable and ethical investments, we are constantly on the lookout for new, interesting projects and cooperations. I am very pleased that we are now expanding our ethical and social activities with the cooperation with the Cooperative for the Common Good, says Hubert Pupeter, Chairman of the Environment Centre.

Other Economy for the Common Good finance and banking projects include …..

https://www.gemeinwohlkonto.at/

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricGeneral Information
Colorgreen
Iconicon_ECG_seeds.png

Fundraising

Professional fundraiser hired as of 1 May 2019

On May 1st there was another reason to celebrate besides the Labour Day: The International Association for the Promotion of the Economy for the Common Good hired Hendrik Brosche as Expert - International Fundraising. With him, we will be able to conduct fundraising much more systematically in the future and build up a reliable long-term collection of money, material and time resources for the Economy for the Common Good.

Due to the rapid growth of the ECG movement, fundraising is becoming increasingly important to enable IT, communication and administration in the background. Additionally, new projects and next steps of the ECG have to be financed as well. While so far this has been done thanks to individual contacts, we will be able to push this topic forward in the future.

Here is a small insight into the future activities:

  • Establishment and care of permanent, reliable and long-term donor relationships
  • Focusing of own fundraising activities on major donors with an international focus (in particular foundations and companies)
  • Expansion of the number of (sponsoring) members
  • Consolidation and (further) development of fundraising documents
  • Support of national and regional fundraising activities with know-how and best practices (no execution)
  • Bundling of volunteer fundraising activities in the fundraising hub (e.g. fundraising, sponsoring, application for eu grants, ...)

Are you looking for specific projects to support? Do you want to support the ECG even further than with your (sponsoring) membership? Then you are more than welcome to contact hendrik.brosche@ecogood.org as well.

Have you already had contact with the topic of fundraising in your private or professional environment? Have you already been looking for donors regionally or (inter-) nationally for the ECG? Or are you simply interested in the topic? Then get in touch with hendrik.brosche@ecogood.org or visit the fundraising hub website.


Newsletter_rubric
RubricHubs
Colorgreen
Iconicon_hub_en_green.png

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricImportant
Colorgreen
Iconexclamationmark

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricInteresting Facts
Colorgreen
Iconbulb

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricInternational
Colorgreen
Iconglobe

ECG with Vaude at the United Nations, Geneva

Showing how companies can deliver the Sustainable Development Goals with ECG

ECG and pioneer company Vaude attended the United Nations Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva on 21 and 22 March 2019. Christan Felber and Antje von Dewitz, Managing Director of Vaude Sport GmbH & Co.KG presented the Common Good Balance Sheet as a tool for companies to tackle global ecological and social challenges.

Antje made the following point: "Sustainable companies are disadvantaged due to higher costs, additional effort and more uncertainty. In our current economic system, having a sustainable supply chain is a decision taken at the discretion of individual companies. Companies are primarily evaluated according to their financial success. However, they should also be measured by the extent to which they assume responsibility for people and the environment and take into account the true costs of their products. If companies were asked to pay for the ecological and social damage they cause, then global challenges such as global warming would immediately take on a completely different significance in our world.

With the Common Good Balance Sheet sustainability can be systematically anchored in companies and organisations. One could couple, for example, the respective reached number of points of the ECG balance sheet to a certain tax rate. That would mean concretely: the more sustainable a company is, the less taxes and levies it will have to pay.

Vaude has already drawn up a public interest balance sheet three times and is constantly optimising its own activities. We look and accept that we share responsibility for current challenges through our business activities and seek solutions. This makes us innovative and future-oriented. As a family business, we perform better than the average of the highly competitive outdoor industry."

The organisers of the conference expressed their gratitude with a very positive response: "You have left a very lasting impression and appeal to all that we need to do more. (...) Thank you for enriching us. On behalf of UN Environment, I want to thank you again for your participation in our roundtable! I felt your statement was a very needed input."

Time to dethrone GDP - reviewing SDG8 

ECG collaborates for an event at the UN High Level Political Forum in New York, July 2019

At the UN Regional Forum in March, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) organised a side event titled ‘Economic Growth vs Environmental Sustainability’, which was very well attended and received. Participants exchanged information on the short-comings of GDP as a measure of economic success and agreed that GDP growth cannot and mustn’t be the very goal we set for our economy. In the follow up to this event, ECG put together a statement on behalf of the participants of this side event and submitted it to the office of the UNECE. This statement was accepted by the Executive Secretary of the UNECE, published and the issue will be consequently highlighted in the final report of the UNECE Regional Forum. EEB and ECG are now proposing a side event at the High Level Political Forum in New York in July. The aim is to build on the success of this gathering in Geneva and on the overwhelming positive feedback from delegates and UN representatives, who were in agreement about its core message: our economic system needs a more meaningful goal - a true purpose. It is a year of review for SDG 8 - time to dethrone GDP and let the people’s wellbeing take its place. 

ECG summer week

Suggestion for going international

Since a number of years the ECG Local Chapters and Hubs in the German speaking countries get together for one week during the summer. They use this time to get to know each other, exchange ideas and experiences, work within their hubs, et. al. (the sky is the limit).

ECG members from other parts of the world have raised their interest in joining and simultaneously stated the language barrier.

This year's ECG summer week takes place from July 22 to July 27 in Mannheim, Germany. You can find out more here: https://gwoewoche.de/.

The summer week is entirely organized by volunteers and financed by the participating members. As such there is no reason why there couldn’t be similar ECG-get-togethers in other parts of the world. Take the initiative and start the first summer week in your corner of the globe!


Newsletter_rubric
RubricIT
Colorgreen
Iconit

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricJob Openings
Colorgreen
Icondoor

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricLevels of Evaluation
Colorgreen
Iconstairs

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricLiterature Review
Colorgreen
Iconpen

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricLocal Chapters
Colorgreen
Iconlocal_chapter

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricMedia
Colorgreen
Iconmegaphone

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricMiscellaneous
Colorgreen
Iconmiscellaneous

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricNews
Colorgreen
Iconnews

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricPolitics
Colorgreen
Iconpolitics

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricPreview
Colorgreen
Iconeye

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricQuestions about ECG Report
Colorgreen
Iconquestion

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricResearch
Colorgreen
Iconmagnifier

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricScience
Colorgreen
Iconscience

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricWIKI
Colorgreen
Iconwiki

Headline 1

Sub-headline 1.1

[Text: Lorem ipsum dolor ...]

Newsletter_rubric
RubricEvents
Colorgreen
Iconappointment

Kick Off Event - ECG Luxumberg

June 4, 2019

Image Modified

More Information: https://www.mertzig.lu/04-06-2019-kick-off-mertzig4all/

Program Flyer: 20190604_GWO_Kickoff_Invitation.pdf











Subscribe to this newsletter | Unsubscribe from this newsletter

ECG Website | Become a member | Sign up as a supporter | Donate | Facebook | Twitter


If you have any feedback about this newsletter or content for the next one, please send us a note (gus.hagelberg@ecogood.org).