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Economy for the Common Good – Consultant Training

A framework for ethical management and sustainable business

Thursday 23rd April – Sunday 26th April, 2020 
Canada Water Theatre & Library, London 
Register at  info@ecguk.org        

When companies and organisations put ethical values at the heart of what they do, something extra-ordinary happens – purpose takes centre stage. This unleashes untapped potential within an organisation and ensures the wellbeing of people and the planet. The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) framework is a comprehensive management tool which empowers organisations to find their true purpose and make a meaningful contribution to society.

Businesses that have adopted the Economy for the Common Good (ECG) framework report:

  • improved staff engagement and well-being
  • enhanced corporate reputation
  • reduced carbon footprint
  • greater sustainability in their supply chain
  • improved relations between staff and management
  • higher levels of customer trust
  • financial performance maintained or enhanced

The course will cover:

  • Applying ECG thinking and practice in organisations
  • Themes, aspects and indicators that constitute the Common Good Matrix
  • Creating a Common Good Report
  • Publishing a Common Good Balance Sheet
  • Building a professional practice as an ECG consultant
  • The course also forms the basis for becoming a certified ECG Consultant.

The training will be valuable to anyone interested in new models of the economy and in spreading ECG principles and practice. In addition, it will be particularly relevant to anyone working in the following fields:

    • Sustainability consultancy
    • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability management/ reporting
    • Economic and environmental policy making
    • Leaders of ethically-driven businesses

What is ECG?

The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) is a global movement that is creating an alternative economic system built on values that help people thrive and live a good life. We are building an economy that increases the wellbeing for all and which protects our environment for future generations.

ECG is a model for economic, political, and social change which embeds human values into the very core of business entities. Financial profits become a means, rather than the only goal. This ensures all stakeholders benefit from the business activity.

What is the Common Good Balance Sheet?

The Common Good Balance Sheet sits at the heart of ECG. It is based on the Common Good Matrix , which allows a systematic examination of all activities from every angle.
Common Good Matrix

The Trainers:

Gerd Hofielen M.A., is an economist and psychologist. Consultant for organisational development, humanistic foundations of business models and ethical business practices. He is a certified ECG consultant. He works in the ECG Matrix Development Team and is a member of the steering committee in the local ECG chapter in Berlin, Germany.

Nils Wittke M.A., is an engineer and landscape architect. He has worked in the leadership team of an international furniture retail company where he was the manager for corporate social responsibility. Now he is in his own firm as consultant for sustainability and business transformation. He is also a certified ECG consultant and auditor.

The course is hosted by ECG UK CIC, the membership organisation for the Economy for the Common Good in the UK.  info@ecguk.org  www.facebook.com/ECGuk.org/

What previous participants have said:

“The training has helped us understand how a new economy with benefit for everybody is possible.”

“The Doughnut Economy by Kate Raworth shows the problem, the ECG shows the way to the solution.”

Dates and times:

Thursday 23rd April, 13.00 – Sunday 26th April, 15.00

Booking information:


Employees: £1,500

Individuals: £850

Early bird £800 (before February 29)  

ECG members £750, concessions £425. 

Register at info@ecguk.org

There are 20 places available on the course. Four of these will be reserved for those at the concessionary rate on a first come first served basis.


Canada Water Theatre & Library
21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Nearest airport: London City Airport
Nearest station:  Canada Water (Jubilee line underground station and Overground)
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12


There are hotels and BnB accommodation nearby.
Investing in the community – The Albany, which manages the Canada Water venue, generates 60% of its own income and every penny it makes gets reinvested into its programme and buildings.

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