Get ready for the future of sustainable reporting with Economy of Common Good Matrix 5.0 Balance Sheet

You can be among the first to learn and get certified consultant with ESB Balance Sheet Reporting. Join us and attend this comprehensive full four day course.

What is ECG

The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) is an international movement that promotes a new model for the economy, that recognizes the true purpose of the economy as a contribution to the common good and not only maximizes financial value.

It is active in more than 20 countries around the world, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, England, Sweden, Switzerland and several countries outside Europe.
In addition to attracting more than 9000 of individual supporters and over 2400 companies.

ECG Matrix 5.0

The common-good-balance is a comprehensive framework for assessing how an organization contributes to the common good, based on a matrix that covers all its activities in terms of:
(A) five stakeholder-groups:
(1) suppliers, (2) owners / investors, (3) employees, (4) customers and (5) society as a whole) and
(B) four core values:
(1) human dignity, (2) solidarity and justice, (3) environmental sustainability and (4) transparency and codetermination.

The 5.0 version, published in 2017, has been updated and structured in compatibility with other reporting standards.

About this course

This course provides a thorough introduction to the common good matrix 5.0 and its underlying philosophy and values. The participants will learn how to prepare a common-good-balance and complete one for their own organisation.

You might feel invited to join us if:
- you want to become ECG certified consultant (previous experience required)
- if you are responsible for sustainable reporting, within larger organisation,
- if you want to be among the first companies to adopt new EU recommended sustainable reporting,
- you would like to use, support or spread the ECG movement.

The Economy for the Common Good (ECG) is an international movement that promotes a new model for the economy. An economy that recognises the true purpose of the economy as a contribution to the common good and not only maximises financial value. Since its launch in Austria in 2010, ECG has grown rapidly and is now active in more than twenty countries around the world, including Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, England, Sweden, Switzerland and several countries outside Europe. In addition to attracting more them 9000 of individual supporters, around 2400 companies now use the public interest balance sheet as a regular reporting tool. You can get much detailed information about he movement in the ECG international web page.

The ECG Balance Sheet
The common-good-balance is a comprehensive framework for assessing how an organization contributes to the common good, based on a matrix that covers all its activities in terms of five stakeholder-groups (suppliers, owners / investors, employees, customers and society as a whole) and four core values: human dignity, solidarity and justice, environmental sustainability and transparency and codetermination. The new version of the common-good-balance 5.0, published in 2017, has been updated in structure and compatibility with other reporting standards and is the content of the training program. You can find more info about the matrix in English language here.

This 4 Day Intensive Course provides a thorough introduction to the common good matrix 5.0 and its underlying philosophy and values. The participants will learn how to prepare a common-good-balance and, for their certification as a common-good-consultant, they must prepare their own common-good-report as a common-good-balance. Through your own common-good-balance, you create direct transparency of the values you live as a consultant and communicate to your customers from your own experience. This standard for ECG-Consultants serves the authenticity of advice process. The course enables you to support your clients in working with the topics, aspects and indicators of Balance Sheet 5.0.

Requirements for the Certification of Common-Good-Consultants

– You should be an experienced consultant from (at least) one relevant area of ECG
– You should have at least 4 years of professional experience
– Letter of motivation and CV including description of professional experience as internal / external consultant
– You will be requested to send evidence of relevant training prior receiving ECG certificate
     * requested professional experience is mandatory to become certified consultant, not for attending the Course. You can still attend the Course, get the knowledge and get certificate after gaining requirements
      ** you may choose to work with certified ECG consultant for a while, to get valid certificate from this training  

On this Training you receive detailed balance know-how for the consulting work and the

– Preparation of your own common-good-balance
– Examine the values, aspects and indicators of the common-good-balance
– Reflect on your own values in the activity as a management consultant
– Practice the practice-relevant implementation of values and aspects

Practical benefits

– Use of the public interest matrix as a reflection of your own activity and expand your competences by building up matrix know-how.
– Learn about applicable tools on how to successfully transfer common good into business processes.
– Get familiar with the public interest balance sheet as a door opener for the design of holistic transformation processes.
– Communicate with colleagues on issues related to the creation and implementation of their own public interest record.
– The circle of certified ECG consultants is an ideal forum for professional development and cooperation.

Trainers and organisers

Gerd and Nils are experienced an certified international ECG-Trainer. Both of them are situated in Berlin (Germany). Dmitriy is an experienced business consultant and ECG Slovenian chapter organiser, based in Slovenia.
Gerd Hofielen

Gerd Hofielen

certified international ECG-Trainer

Gerd is an organizational psychologist, business economist and managing director of Humanistic Management Practices gGmbH. He is a consultant on organizational development, humanistic values in business models and ethical business practices. Additionaly he is a certified ECG-consultant and member of the international matrix development team.

Nils Wittke

Nils Wittke

certified international ECG-Trainer

is Civil and environmental engineer. He has worked in international trading companies as responsible for environment and sustainability and then founded nw|consulting as an expert in sustainability an ethics in companies.
Nils is a certified ECG-consultant and -auditor.

Dmitriy Kopina

Dmitriy Kopina

organizer - business consultant & trainer

Dmitriy is an business economist, organisational strategy consultant, ICT and financial expert and communication trainer & sustainable project manager. He is a co-founder of DobroBit and MokriPotok cooperatives and TCA institute, also involved in many sustainable initiatives in EU. Additionally he is a ECG Slovenian chapter coordinator and international expansion team member.

What users say about ECG

Antje von Dewitz

Antje von Dewitz

CEO, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co.

"Measuring the common good in business — achieve success ethically! "

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, 469 employees, ECG company with an audited Common Good Balance Sheet

Lisa Muhr

Lisa Muhr

Joint Managing Director, Göttin des Glücks GmbH

"The process of producing a Common Good Report and Balance Sheet brings deep insights and creates valuable strategies for the future. And it creates complete transparency for all stakeholders."

Noah Schöppl & Sue Dürr

Noah Schöppl & Sue Dürr

Members of the ECG movement

"Together, we can take a bottom-up approach to the economy — join now! "

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