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Business done differently - Diverse and sustainable economic practices (3 parts)


Date: 14.06.2021, online via Zoom

Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Language: english

Speaker: Nadine Kaufmann


Existing economic practices are far more diverse than the currently still dominant growth paradigm suggests. Change is happening on different levels and in different (legal) forms. Initiatives of various scales aim at transforming the system to become more inclusive, sustainable, just. Thereby, they use different transformation strategies and entry points to actively do economics differently.

If you want to learn more about these system-changing examples, join us for three sessions with inspiring insights from transformative practitioners. All three sessions are part of the course “Diverse Forms of Sustainable Economic Practices” ran by the University of Kiel‘s School of Sustainability and take place in cooperation with the yooweedoo Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Waterkant. Every session has a different focal point and the diversity and plurality of possible economic practices beyond the currently dominant paradigm will be in the limelight. 


Part 3: Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie

In the last of our three sessions, together with Nadine from Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie – we will look at possible roots for transformation – a transformation from the ground. With a focus on democratic decision-making and increased participation within economic contexts, we will see what can grow out of people’s actions and decisions as active economic actors.
Nadine has worked with Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie e.V. for nine years and has gone through many strategic and decision-making processes in this direct democratic organization. The focus of her work has been to support people in thinking beyond the well known boxes of neoliberal economy and in discovering ecological and solidary ways of organizing economy and society.


By making these sessions of the course publicly available to a broader audience, we want to enhance dialogue and transfer between theory and practice, science and society, abstract thoughts and concrete examples. We full-heartedly invite you to join us on our journey and explore how we can do business – and on a larger scale – economics differently.


The second and third session of this event series are also open for new participants who did not participate in the previous event(s). You have to register for each part of the series individually.

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