SOCIAL ECONOMY

The quality of the society we live in, has a great impact on our well-being and health. Hence, if we feel well and are in good health, we can make a better contribution to our society.

Our present society is based on, and driven by, an old economic system, more specifically, how we do business. Where profit comes before purpose. If we want a more sustainable future we have to make some different choices and act by it.

THE BUSINESS HIPPIE CLUB APPROACH

  1. Choose an alternative economic system with a (different) purpose
  2. Collaborate with the other players in this system and align the efforts
  3. Enhance the 6 macro economic elements and intertwine these with human goals (values)

1.CHOOSE A ECONOMIC SYSTEM WITH PURPOSE

  • We come from a production era and profit oriented economy. This shareholder value system is clearly outdated as it takes no responsibility for the negative impact on our climate and society.
  • The occasionally used shared value system, is where business still comes first, but where one tries to justify the negative impact by doing good elsewhere.
  • What we really need right now, is the social economic system where business in no way hinders – and ideally accelerates – the transition from profit to purpose goals.

2. COLLABORATE WITH OTHER PLAYERS AND ALIGN THE EFFORTS

The society we live in knows three main stakeholders. Each one has it’s own goals and using it’s typical methodologies. These three stakeholders are not separate eco-systems. Hence, they influence each other constantly. This is why we have to connect with one another to align all transformational efforts in order to make real progress. We need to look beyond our own horizons, and combine our strengths. Because we have a joint urgency.

3. ENHANCE THE SIX MACRO ECONOMIC ELEMENTS BY INTERTWINING THESE WITH HUMAN VALUES

The Social Economy uses different principles than the old economic system. Whereas the old economy is based on scarcity and profit, is the new social economy based on abundance and purpose. This new system is mainly led by human values.

The first goal is to create disruptive concepts to improve our present and future problems within each of these 6 elements.

The second goal is to bring balance between these 6 elements. Aligning all efforts and changes between these 6 elements.

  1. Human – Values
    Business Hippie Club philosophy: we are only human: respect, trust and other intangibles drive business value
  2. Economic – Purpose
    Business Hippie Club philosophy: Business is there to share: purpose is more important than profit
  3. Social – Balance
    Business Hippie Club philosophy: Power is in all of us: culture is king, talent rules
  4. Technologic – Co-Creation
    Business Hippie Club philosophy: Technology is here to help us: co-create to change and win
  5. Ecologic – Responsibility
    Business Hippie Club philosophy: Our eco system is a responsibility: it’s not other people problems, but ours
  6. Political – Transparency
    Business Hippie Club philosophy: The living society: people and businesses are making an active contribution to our community