ECG UK

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We are the UK National Membership Association for the international Economy for the Common Good Movement. We want to help build an economy in the UK that serves the real needs of all people and protects and nurtures the planet. One that is rooted in the clear ethical values of human dignity, solidarity and social justice, environmental sustainability and transparency and democratic-co determination.

News

Festival For Change - the Final!

6th October 2020

We are proud to be a partner in the Festival for Change organised by Promoting Economic Pluralism, which has been running for the last couple of months. 

The Festival was conceived as a platform for people under 25 to help them conceive and develop projects aimed at helping society respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to “build back better”. It has attracted lots of interest, with participants from all over the world and a host of amazing expert speakers on many different topics and volunteer mentors. 

Four projects have been chosen for the final, which will be judged in a webinar on Thursday 8th October. You can find out more about them in the latest Festival newsletter

ECG Brighton Chapter launch video

1st July 2020

The new ECG Chapter in Brighton have produced this brilliant short film about the ECG model, what draws them to it as individuals and their hopes for how it can help the community and local economy in and around Brighton prosper. ECG Brighton co-founder Laura Sharples says:

“We have just started the UK’s third local chapter of the ECG in Brighton. The four women in the video are all graduates and current students of international development, and have a range of organising experience including as part of the group Extinction Rebellion. Our studies and practical work have led us to believe that local, grassroots, solidarity-based activism is one of the most effective ways to make change. The Economy for the Common Good provides a practical way to tackle the issues which are most important to us, such as climate justice and racial justice, by dealing directly with the systems which cause them.

We believe Brighton can be a beacon for the ECG in the UK, given its remarkably ethical ethos and the presence of so many socially conscious businesses already. The only green MP in the country serves Brighton Pavillion, and we are hopeful that we will be able to gain the support of the council and local MPs.”

ECG Response to COVID-19

ECG founder Christian Felber believes the coronavirus outbreak is the perfect moment to question the entire economic system, after advocating for years to switch to a common good economy. He explained his ideas in an interview with EURACTIV Germany.