An overview of organizations worldwide that work – either directly or indirectly, more or less expicitly – on the topic of free markets, their contribution to human flourishing, and the role of virtues, institutions, and economics education. It is a work in progress, we regularly add new ones.
The Caux Round Table envisions “a free, fair and prosperous global society built on the twin pillars of moral capitalism and responsible government.” They believe that “Moral Capitalism is the only system with the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of individuals, businesses, societies, and nations”
“Conscious Capitalism” produces businesses that are “good, ethical, noble and heroic.” The organization helps companies become more conscious with “transformational experiences that inspire, educate and empower them to elevate humanity through business.”
Today I discovered a seemingly relatively new, interesting initiative: Economists for Inclusive Prosperity (Econfip), “a network of academic economists committed to an inclusive economy and society”, whose members “develop and discuss policy ideas based on sound scholarship.”
The founder of Economy for the Common Good proposes a thorough overhaul of our capitalist system. In the world he envisions “companies still earn profits. But they are driven not by revenues and costs, but by their Common Good Balance Sheet.”
Ethical Systems is a non-profit working on business integrity. It “makes the world’s best research available and accessible, for free, to anyone interested in improving the ethical culture and behavior of an organization.”
This organisation is campaigning for the reform of economics curricula, but at the same time aims to democratize economics. According to the organisation rethinking economics matters as it will “benefit the discipline”, “combat climate change and poverty” and “improve democracy.”
INET “is dedicated to the rigorous pursuit of innovative economic theories and methods that address society’s most pressing concerns.” With a leadership which includes “Nobel laureates, policy makers, and business visionaries,” special attention is paid to young scholars.
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