Business, Economics & Alternative Currency

American Sustainable Business Council

The American Sustainable Business Council is a network of businesses and business associations that have committed themselves to the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit.  ASBC members believe that sustainable business is good business, and a sustainable economy is a prosperous and resilient one.

The B Team

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.

Balle

Building Local Economies by connecting leaders, spreading solutions, and attracting investment toward local economies, Balle advances the Localist Movement to create real prosperity for all.

Caring Economy Campaign

The mission of CPS’ Caring Economy Campaign (CEC) is to shift economic measurements, policies, and practices from the current focus on GDP and Wall Street to a humane and prosperous economy that recognizes the enormous return on investment in the most important, yet undervalued, human work: the work of caring for and educating people, starting in early childhood.

Caux Round Table

The Caux Round Table (CRT) is an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. The CRT advocates implementation of the CRT Principles for Business through which principled capitalism can flourish and sustainable and socially responsible prosperity can become the foundation for a fair, free and transparent global society.

Democracy at Work

Democracy at Work is a non-profit 501(c)3 that advocates for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system. Based on the book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff, we envision a future where workers at every level of their offices, stores, and factories have equal voices in the direction of their enterprise and its impact within their community and society at large.

Earth Dollar

Our mission is dedicated to replanting the Tree of Life and Mending the Sacred Hoop, so that is why the symbol of the Earth Dollar is the Tree of Life. We will usher in the new Living Economic System where wealth is generated by caring for our planet & caring for one another. This will allow us to heal our planet and to revitalize our global economy.

EARTHwise

EARTHwise has brought us together to build a Visionary Learning & Leadership HUB that supports the development of the best of our human potential.  Together with our clients and partners we explore, discover, innovate, invent and create strategies, learning pathways, business models, educational programmes, and innovation tools for the co-creation of a World and Future where all of us can flourish.

Ellen Macarthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

Ethical Markets

ETHICAL MARKETS’ mission is to foster the evolution of capitalism beyond current models based on materialism, maximizing self-interest and profit, competition and fear of scarcity. As we move further into the Information Age, we learn that information and knowledge are not scarce, and our economic models can move toward sharing, cooperating and a new abundance. We believe capitalism combined with humanity’s growing knowledge of the interdependence of all life on Planet Earth, can evolve to serve today’s new needs and our common future—-beyond maximizing profits for shareholders and management, to benefiting all stakeholders. We deliver this message to our global market by featuring stories of success.

Evonomics Magazine

An online communication platform for the science of new economic thinking based on evolution and complexity science.

GAMECHANGERS 500

Changing the game of business from "maximize profit-at-all-cost" to "maximize benefit to people and the planet." Lists like the Fortune 500 have implied that success in business is based on maximizing revenue. By creating GameChangers 500 we are building aspiration for a new breed of organizations—organizations that define themselves as For-Benefit rather than For-Profit, and utilize business to not only make money but to also make the world a better place.

Global Giving

GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world. We make it possible for nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) to access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place.

Green America

Green America is a national, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, membership organization founded in 1982. (We went by the name "Co-op America" until January 1, 2009.)  Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Business Bureau

GBB membership offers the most recognized and trusted online green business certification program available for small and medium-sized businesses seeking market recognition for their commitment to sustainable business practices.  Green Business Bureau’s globally recognized and unique self-paced certification process credits member businesses for green efforts already completed, while empowering further improvement through step-by-step guides for implementing green best practices.

GreenWorld Restoration Foundation

At the GreenWorld Restoration Foundation we provide corporations a way to Pay-it-Back to the communities they serve, the foundation provides organizations and individuals a way to Pay-it-Forward to families affected by natural disasters, and for all of us, a way to Create-it-Forward so that we can re-establish balance with our planet. We accomplish this through education, and the delivery of sustainable homes and community solutions.

Groundswell

Unlocking communities' shared economic power to grow sustainability and expand prosperity on the local level.

Kairos Society

Kairos was founded around the question, “What if the world’s most influential leaders were friends 20 years ago, working together to tackle some of the biggest problems?”  Kairos has brought together a new generation of founders from over 50 countries around the world. These founders have, together, gone on to found companies such as Freenome, FiscalNote, Periscope, Digital Genius, Vital Vio and Nanoly, and collectively have raised over $600mm to push industries forward. Kairos is about finding the most innovative designers, engineers, scientists, and business students from around the world and focusing them on rethinking traditional industries through entrepreneurship.

Kindsta.org

Kindista is a social generosity network founded on the belief that sharing is good. Kindista helps you to connect with people who live near you so that you can share with each other and let other people know how much you appreciate them.

Mother Earth Trust

Mother Earth Trust is the issuer of the Earth Dollar and manages wildlife sanctuaries, designated as World Heritage Sanctuaries. The mission of  Mother Earth Trust is to preserve the life on our planet. In order to protect the World Heritage Sanctuaries,  Mother Earth Trust raises money by using the Natural Capital to support the Earth Dollar.

New Economy Foundation

NEF is the UK's leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.

Pinpoint

Bridging the gap between profits and purpose.  We fund purpose-driven initiatives while increasing the bottom line.

praneo

praneo has been founded to promote a society beneficial for people, for profit and for the planet as a whole and not one at the expense of the other. It is born from the experience of its members who observed a lack of meaning in how society evolves and a lack of coherence and alignment between corporate objectives and economic, ecological and societal needs.

P2P Foundation

The P2P Foundation is a global network of researchers, activists, and citizens monitoring and promoting actions geared towards a transition to a Commons-based society.

The Real Economy Lab

The Real Economy Lab provides an interactive platform where the cumulative knowledge, aims, and resources of the new economy movement can be drawn together in order to seek common ground and drive coordinated action.

Sacred Economics & Charles Eisenstein

Traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

Shareable.net

Shareable is an award-winning nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation.  What’s the sharing transformation? It’s a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which old, top-down institutions are failing to address.  Behind these failing industrial-age institutions are outmoded beliefs about how the world works – that ordinary people can’t govern themselves directly; that nonstop economic growth leads to widespread prosperity; and that more stuff leads to more happiness.  Amid crisis, a new way forward is emerging – the sharing transformation. The sharing transformation is big, global, and impacts every part of society.

TimeRepublik

TIMEREPUBLIK is a community of people who freely exchange their talents, interests, and passions, and the currency is Time not Money.

Transition Network

Transition is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.  It is about communities stepping up to address the big challenges they face by starting local.  By coming together, they are able to crowd-source solutions. They seek to nurture a caring culture, one focused on supporting each other, both as groups or as wider communities.  In practice, they are reclaiming the economy, sparking entrepreneurship, reimagining work, reskilling themselves and weaving webs of connection and support.

Unreasonable Institute

We envision a world in which any entrepreneur tackling the world’s greatest problems can access the people and skills they need to start and scale their company.  We provide entrepreneurs what they need to create scalable solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

WorldBlu ~ Freedom at Work

WorldBlu's purpose is to develop world-class freedom-centered (rather than fear-based), organizations and leaders.  They do this by offering a range of products and services that make it faster, easier and more fun to deliver Freedom at Work™.

World Business Academy

The World Business Academy is a non-profit business think tank, action incubator and network of business and thought leaders. Our Mission is to inspire business to assume responsibility for the whole of society and assist those in business who share our values.

YK Center

Over the next decade, YK Center’s primary mission is accelerating the transition to the New Economy – a 4D ecosystem (Economic, Social, Environmental and Consciousness) – that will make Earth a secure and hospitable home for present and future generations.

Yunity

Yunity encourages relationships where people can share their time, skills and resources unconditionally. Through these connections and communities we prevent waste and raise awareness for a sustainable way of living.