Many recognize the need to reconstruct the economy in a way that can bring prosperity to all, now and in the future, by simultaneously generating material wealth, health and conserving nature. Until now, this reconstruction captured the need to transform the economy to address key long term challenges – hunger, poverty, inequality – and avert long term crises – including climate change and biodiversity loss.
We believe the answer lies in realizing an impact economy, a market economy that provides the values, information and incentives that optimize the common good and enables people to pursue their own preferences, ideas and projects to satisfy their needs and have a positive impact on society.
Realizing the impact economy requires developing the required foundations, standards and professions. Such an ambitious agenda starts with people and therefore we aim to enable the realization of an impact economy by creating a global community of impact professionals who can develop these building blocks.
Our envisioned five year agenda (2020-2025) is about achieving five key goals:
- Bring together a community of leaders from all sectors to shape the impact economy
- Design the foundations of the impact economy
- Develop concrete regulatory and policy proposals for the impact economy
- Incubate a standard for impact statements
- Incubate a global community of impact professionals
The Impact Economy Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (Dutch: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI) and complies with the ANBI Conditions.