- Who is the Global Hub for the Common Good?
The Global Hub for the Common Good is an open and non profit foundation with the vision to co-create a more sustainable, fair, social and collaborative new economy aimed at the common good. We work with the mission to promote collaboration among stakeholders to achieve our vision.
- What is NESI?
NESI is an open and permanent forum where people, organisations and movements who want to co-create a new economy can interact and collaborate. Its maximum momentum will be the annual Global Forum in Málaga (Spain) and the first one will take place 19-22 April 2017.
There will also be other events and activities during the year to keep the discussion about a new economy alive. In this way, the outcomes and outputs of the different activities will feed the Global Forum in Málaga and, at the same time, the Global Forum will generate networking and new projects that will be developed during the year.
- What are the NESI-Objectives?
- Main Objective
- To catalyse the co-creation of a more sustainable, fair, collaborative, social and aimed at the common good new economy.
- Specific Objectives
- Fostering collaboration among individuals, organisations, networks and movements that are working to create a new economy.
- Advocating together. To identify opportunities to advocate together with local, regional and national governments as well as with international institutions.
- Implementing together. To collaborate in the design and implementation of specific projects.
- Networking. Exchanging good practices and collaborating to face common challenges.
- Who Co-organises NESI?
As we believe that the best way to collaborate is “by doing together”, we have invited international networks who work for a new economy to co-organise NESI.
- What are the tracks/topics to be discussed?
We have identified four main areas that all of us would like to see transformed in a new economy:
- TRACK 1. “Rethinking Money: The future of banking and finance”
- TRACK 2. “Reshaping Organisations for the common good”
- TRACK 3. “Globalisation & Localisation: Food, energy, trade and resilient communities”
- TRACK 4. “Learning and training for a new economy”
- What is the New Economy?
The current economic system has not been able to solve the main problems of our society such as poverty or inequality. Moreover, we have negatively affected the climate change.
In order to address the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations as well as the ambitious objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change we need “to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history” (Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, 2015)There are many models and movements emerging everywhere aimed at creating a more sustainable, fair, social, collaborative and people-oriented economy. We believe that this “new economy” will be made a reality as a result of the collaboration and contributions of all these initiatives. We visualise the new economy as an ecosystem, “a forest”, with different initiatives emerging and shaping the whole new ecosystem. This ecosystem has a “premise”, conservation of nature, a goal “increasing wellbeing and common good” and a method “collaboration”. The different “New Economy Models” are contributing to one or several of these scopes and all of them, working together, have the potential to transform the banking and financial system, the organisations, our cities and countries as well as the concept of education and knowledge.
- Social Innovation and Drivers of Change
Social innovation is based on “ideas from people for people”. In this way, social innovation initiatives are those created by people to offer a service or product to the society as well as to solve a social problem. This ideas can be made real by individuals, by private organisations (businesses and NGOs) or by public institutions. Under this definition of social innovation there are no room for ideas that serve a small group of individuals but at the same time damage other individuals, communities or the nature.In order to transform the economy, people and organisations are innovating using different “drivers of change”. By rethinking and applying these drivers of change to each one of the areas that we want to see transformed, the new economy will become a reality. These drivers of change are “key pressure points”, this means that pressuring each one of them in the right way we will achieve a domino effect that will catalyse the transformation of the economy.
- What is the NESI-audience?
To achieve our objectives and to promote “cross-pollination”, we need to invite a diverse audience and participants that will include:
- Networks and movements with solutions and/or models that contribute to co-create a new economy
- Businesses and business associations
- Third sector: NGOs and civil society groups
- Donors, investors and funders.
- Public institutions: local, regional and national governments as well as international
- Academia: thinkers, universities and other institutions that generate knowledge aimed at
- Is NESI an open Forum or is it only for “new economy” networks?
We will actively invite as many networks, movements and organisations who are working to create a new economy. However, NESI will be an open and inclusive Forum. We believe that discussing and acting together is the best way to involve more people, organisations and networks to drive a positive change. We need to go out of our “nutshells” and open a wide and global debate about how to transform the economy.
- What is the Programme for Málaga?
NESI is a Forum, a meeting place aimed at promoting collaboration to develop specific actions. For that reason, NESI-Programme is designed to facilitate “cross-pollination” among participants from different sectors and with different expertise. In this way, each participant will be an active protagonist.There will be different activities through which the four tracks will be discussed. This package of activities are designed to promote cross-pollination between sectors, topics and participants.Through the different activities of the Programme (Keynotes, Dialogues for Change, OpenSpace, Working Sessions, etc.) we will answer four key questions for each one of the areas that we want to see transformed in the new economy as well we for the drivers of change. Finally, during the “Call to Action” and “Conclusions” sessions we will define specific outcomes in terms of peer to peer collaboration, advocacy and implementing together.
- Who will organise / curate the tracks?
Co-organisers are invited to organise one of the tracks in collaboration with other coorganisers as well as the team of facilitators and volunteers. They can suggest speakers for the “Dialogues for Change”, questions to be answered, and topics for the “Working Sessions”, participants to be invited, etc.
- What topics will be discussed in the tracks?
The sub-topics to be discussed will be defined by the co-organisers, content coordination team and facilitators. Here is a proposal including activities before and after NESI as well as sub-topics that can be discussed in each track through the “Dialogues for Change” and “Open-Space Working Sessions”.
- How is the Governance?
There are four main “Working Areas” (“Content”, “Communication”, “Finances” and “Production”) and each one of them has different “Working Teams” that will make NESI a reality. The Chair and the Coordination Team will connect the four areas with the Partners (Co-organisers, Public Partners, Local Partners, Media Partners and Financial Partners).
- What other activities and events will be organised and where?
In order to open the conversation and feed the Global Forum NESI in Málaga, other activities are being organised in different cities and countries. You can contact us to suggest the organisation of events and panels in your city as well as other activities such as webinars or articles to be included in the communication plan.