“Walking in the streets of Vienna was an enriching experience. The art, history, architecture of the city live in the public spaces. The commons or the public spaces of the city are alive and part of people’s daily lives. No wonder the idea of the Economy for the Common Good [ECG] had its birth here five years ago.
“Sitting in the Volkstheater with my friend Bela Hathvany and 850 other people, most of whom came from the ECG movement in Austria and Germany, I was truly inspired by what the movement has achieved in the last five years. It has almost 9000 members in 40 countries, and close to 2000 companies who back up the movement and apply its methods, particularly the Common Good Balance Sheet.
“Dr. Vandana Shiva was invited to share her view on the Economy for the Common Good, and she was quite glad that Europe had finally been able to bridge human rights and ecological rights into the ECG movement.
“According to the panel of experts at the podium discussion of the event, the new economy would not be a monoculture of one model but a biodiverse ecosystem of economic models which live through a symbiotic process.”
Read the full story by Rishab Khanna, Programme Associate at Initiatives of Change Sweden, who attended the 5th anniversary celebration of the Economy for the Common Good movement…..