Transition Town Movement
“The Transition Movement is comprised of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Transition Initiatives differentiate themselves from other sustainability and "environmental" groups by seeking to mitigate these converging global crises by engaging their communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self reliance and resilience.”
“The mission of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) is to offer education to the wider public about alternative arguments about, proposals for, and problems concerning, basic income as idea, institution, and public policy practice. To this end, BIEN organises public conferences around the world on an annual basis in which empirical research and new ideas are disseminated and discussed. BIEN promotes and serves as a repository of published research, including congress papers, an academic blog featuring balanced debate for and against the basic income proposal in different contexts and forms, and by means of an independent academic journal linked with BIEN – Basic Income Studies. BIEN does not subscribe to any particular version of basic income, and fosters evidenced-based research, plural debate, and critical engagement about basic income and related ideas and public policy developments. Individuals connected with BIEN – including affiliated organisations – may express particular opinions about basic income, but they are not opinions of BIEN. BIEN’s explicit mission is to remain neutral among competing arguments for and against basic income and the relation of basic income with other ideas and policies.”
“350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350's network extends to 188 countries. We believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people. Here’s how we get there: 1) Keep carbon in the ground. 2) Help build a new, more equitable zero-carbon economy 3) Pressure governments into limiting emissions.
“The Mondragon Corporation is a corporation and federation of worker cooperatives based in the Basque region of Spain. It was founded in the town of Mondragon in 1956 by graduates of a local technical college. Its first product was paraffin heaters. It is the tenth-largest Spanish company in terms of asset turnover and the leading business group in the Basque Country. At the end of 2014, it employed 74,117 people in 257 companies and organizations in four areas of activity: finance, industry, retail and knowledge. By 2015, 74,335 people were employed…Mondragon cooperatives operate in accordance with the Statement on the Co-operative Identity maintained by the International Co-operative Alliance."
Source: wikipedia; https://www.mondragon-corporation.com/en/
“The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars, and members of the public to address some of the world’s most complex problems. But the goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room. They are designed to provoke, further, and improve actions taken in the real world.”
Rocky Mountain Institute
“Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.
We are an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit cofounded in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI’s chairman emeritus and chief scientist. RMI now has approximately 180 full-time staff, annual operations of $42 million, and a global reach and reputation. In 2014, Carbon War Room merged with and now operates as part of RMI. RMI engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. We employ rigorous research, analysis, and whole-systems expertise to develop breakthrough insights. We then convene and collaborate with diverse partners—business, government, academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, and military—to accelerate and scale solutions.”
The Finance Innovation Lab
The Finance Innovation Lab incubates the people, ideas and movements building a financial system that serves people and planet. We work with innovators developing new business models, campaigners calling for change in the rules of the game, and mainstream professionals who want to change finance from the inside.
Institut for Social Threefolding
The Institut for Social Threefolding has been in existence since 1998. We wish to make available to all interested the means to pursue serious study of social threefolding. In addition, we have already published extensive working materials - the Social Threefolding CD-ROM . Since it concerns particularly the work of Rudolf Steiner, the entire set of working materials has until now been available only in German. You, however, can help to produce an English version. Building on this base we now want to offer a news service. The aim is to offer, from a threefolding perspective, commentary on current events that is as concise and timely as possible. Thus a kind of a mini threefolding daily paper. In addition, to examine particular issues of the day in greater depth, a variety of initiatives having more or less to do with social threefolding will be documented in detail.
The Present Age: Perseus Verlag
A monthly international magazine for the advancement of Spiritual Science - Symptomatic Essentials in politics, culture and economy
The Present Age will try to discuss all major events and developments of our time from a spiritual scientific viewpoint. It is edited on a completely independent basis and has no financial or spiritual obligation to any society or trust. The Present Age will cover, as does Der Europäer, “Symptomatic events in the fields of economy, culture and spiritual life” and is based on the spiritual research published by Steiner. Its aim is to reach readers in English-speaking countries, as well as English-speaking readers in other parts of the world.
Caux Round Table
The Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism is an international network of experienced business leaders who work with business and political leaders to design the intellectual strategies, management tools, and practices to strengthen private enterprise and public governance to improve our global community. We make the case for Moral Capitalism.
American Friends Service Committee
Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.
Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. Read our Mission, Vision, and Values statement.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
The Friends Committee on National Legislation(FCNL) is a lobbying organization in the public interest founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends. FCNL works for social and economic justice, peace, stewardship of the environment, and good government in the United States.