Open Invitation to Submit a Viewpoint

Individuals and representatives from societal organizations (business sector, social and environmental movements,  associations, NGOs, etc.) are invited to give input, and/or report on practices and innovations that have already proven their value as ingredients of the economy of the future.

What Can I / We Submit?

You can write a viewpoint on any topic that is of relevance to the consultation, see our page on the background of & topics addressed in the consultation. We prefer to receive viewpoints that do not just analyze the current situation, but also suggest ways to move forward.

  • The length of your viewpoint should be at most 2,500 words (including notes and references). Of course it is possible to refer to existing studies and reports that provide further details.
  • If you have expertise or ideas on topics that are clearly distinct from one another, it is possible to submit multiple viewpoints: at most 2 per individual and 5 per organization.
  • Viewpoints should be submitted in English (plus a Dutch version if you have one).

 

What Will You Do with My / Our Viewpoint?

This is what we will do:

  • All viewpoints received will be read and taken into account as input for the final report of the Future Markets Consultation.
  • We will also – provided you give permission, see the submission form further down this page – list you as having provided input for the consultation on this website and/or in the final consultation report.
  • Your viewpoint may also be selected – provided again that you give permission – for publication on both this consultation website and on the Moral Markets portal. In this way, it can contribute to public debate beyond the consultation process / report. In deciding which viewpoints to publish, we aim to cover a wide variety of topics and perspectives.

 

Will I / We Get a Response?

You will be notified if your viewpoint has been selected for publication. As we may receive a lot of viewpoints and have limited means, it may very well be the case that we are not able to personally respond to your viewpoint. Again, we ask for your understanding.

Please know that even if we do not respond or if your viewpoint is not selected for publication on our site, it is still very much appreciated and always taken into account while writing the final report of the Future Markets Consultation.

 

How Can A Viewpoint Be Submitted?

To submit your viewpoint:

  1. download the submission form below and fill it out
  2. add it as the first page of your viewpoint (by combining PDFs)
  3. send your viewpoint to Eefje de Gelder at [email protected].

The deadline for submission is 3 January 2021.

Selection of Recent Submissions

Perspectives and Elections – Towards a Future-Proof and Valuable Society

With its recently published manifesto, Springtij wants to give a significant push to the shift towards a future-proof Netherlands. It is a political manifesto that is meant to be apolitical; Springtij points to ideas “that transcend party political positions. Ideas and solutions that do not divide society but strengthen it.” The Springtij manifesto is built around four ‘environments’: living & working environment, agricultural & natural environment, industrial environment, and great waters & sea. The changes described in the manifesto require a number of economic and social changes. A viewpoint submitted to the Future Market Consultation.

Transparency in the Value Chain Is a Must for Every Company!

Transparency in the chain, for some companies this is their mission, but for many companies it is a complicated matter. While in developing countries, where many raw materials and/or products come from, there is a high risk of human rights violations. Understanding the chain is an important step towards transparency. To achieve this, legislation is necessary, argue Jacob van der Duijn Schouten and Jacoline de Kruijf in a viewpoint submitted to the Future Market Consultation.

Cooperative Finance for a Faster Transition to Sustainability

This viewpoint is a call to let a parallel economy come into existence that empowers people and connects companies with a commitment sustainability (including social sustainability). An economy where money is only a means, not an end in itself. A parallel economy that is provided with the necessary financial resources through cooperative finance, with the aim of a powerful acceleration of the sustainable transition. A viewpoint submitted to the Future Markets Consultation by Dutch NGO United Economy.

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