MISUM Practitioner Seminar
Welcome to the seminar with Christian Felber! November 18, room 750, seventh floor Sveavägen 65, 10.30-12.00.
2015-11-18 at 10:30
Christian Felber is a multi-disciplinary social scientist and political thinker at the University of Economy in Vienna. He champions the idea of “The Economy for the Common Good” (ECG), which is an alternative economic system built on values that promote the needs of the entire population. It is a tool for economic, political, and social change – a bridge to a better future. On the economic level the ECG is a viable and workable alternative for businesses of diverse sizes and legal structures. Its goal is to evaluate the management success of businesses based on values oriented towards promoting the common good. These values are embedded in 20 principles, that also underpin the Common Good Balance providing guidance for innovative accountability and evaluation regimes.
On the political level the movement seeks to bring about changes to current legislation. The overarching goal is to ensure a good life for all living things and for the planet as a whole, supported by a sustainable economic system. Human dignity, global fairness and solidarity, ecological sustainability, social justice, and democratic participation are at the top of the agenda. On the social level the ECG is an initiative to raise awareness for systemic change that seeks to motivate as many people as possible to cooperative, conscientious action. We are pleased to invite him for a presentation of his ideas followed by a discussion. Everybody is welcome!
Christian Felber, born in 1972, studied Spanish Language, Psychology, Sociology and Political Sciences in Madrid and Wien. Nowadays he lives in Wien, where he works as an independent author and writer. He is a world-known speaker, contemporary dancer and he also writes articles regularly in several Austrian newspapers.
Christian Felber has published a long series of best-sellers about economy and since 2008 he is working as a teacher at the University of Economy in Wien.