Cases, Tools, Ideas and Best Practice

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Great projects by Nipun Metha, including

Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact (TRASI):

The COworking movement:

DCO (Distributed Collaborative Organizations):

“Because our society is rapidly becoming a society of organizations, all institutions, including business, will have to hold themselves accountable for the quality of life and will have to make fulfillment of basic social values, beliefs, and purposes a mayor objective of their continuing normal activities rather than a social responsibility that restrains or that lies outside of their normal main functions. Institutions will have to learn to make the quality of life compatible with their main tasks. (Drucker, P. “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices”. P. 30. Truman Talley Books / E.P. Duton, New York, (1973) 1986):

Care economy:

Daly’s concept of a steady-state economy is based on the vision that man’s economy is an open subsystem embedded in a finite natural environment of scarce resources and fragile ecosystems. The economy is maintained by importing valuable natural resources from the input end and exporting valueless waste and pollution at the output end in a constant and irreversible flow. Any subsystem of a finite nongrowing system must itself at some point also become nongrowing and start maintaining itself in a steady-state as far as possible. This vision is opposed to mainstream neoclassical economics, where the economy is represented by an isolated and circular model with goods and services exchanging endlessly between companies and households, without exhibiting any physical contact to the natural environment:

The goal of the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB) is to create a platform to help global civil society address the interconnections among the greatest threats to human well-being: climate disruption, loss of biodiversity (and thus ecosystem services), land-use change and resulting degradation, global toxification, ocean acidification, decay of the epidemiological environment, an economic system based on growth, pressure from increasing population, and resource wars (which could go nuclear). The manifestation of these interactions is often referred to as “the human predicament.”:

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) exists to help bring about a transformation of the economic system, of society and of institutions so that all actors prioritise shared wellbeing on a healthy planet:

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the far-reaching implications of a “well-being economy” — which places factors like equal pay, childcare, mental health and access to green space at its heart — and shows how this new focus could help build resolve to confront global challenges.

Responsible Business 2.0 from UNESCAP:

From 1999 to 2011 the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network (TCFN) provided a platform for the exchange of experience and expertise among community foundations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Think of it as a compass for human prosperity in the 21st century, with the aim of meeting the needs of all people within the means of the living planet. The Doughnut Economics´  heart consists of two concentric rings: a social foundation, to ensure that no one is left falling short on life’s essentials, and an ecological ceiling, to ensure that humanity does not collectively overshoot the planetary boundaries that protect Earth’s life-supporting systems. Between these two sets of boundaries lies a doughnut-shaped space that is both ecologically safe and socially just: a space in which humanity can thrive.

“We lack the inner capacity to deal with our increasingly complex environment and challenges. Fortunately, modern research shows that the inner abilities we now all need can be developed. This was the starting point for the ‘Inner Development Goals’ initiative.”