Malaga, Spain: New Economy and Social Innovation Forum (NESI Forum)

50 million people live below the poverty line; meanwhile, 1% of the world’s population holds 50% of the wealth. We have gone from 1 billion inhabitants in the year 1800 to 7 billion in 2016 and it is calculated that in 2050 we will be 10 billion people on the planet.

NESI Forum is the Global Forum on New Economy and Social Innovation, which brings together the main actors of change and opinion leaders to think, talk and lay the foundations of a new economy – more sustainable, social, based on values and aimed at the common good.

It will gather 900 speakers, opinion leaders and change-makers from all over the world in Malaga, Spain, on 19th-22th April, 2016. The event is also supported by local hosts like Malaga City Council and the Malaga Regional Council.

 

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NESI is supported by the Global Hub for the Common Good Foundation, a think-tank with international experts, created in 2015 with the vision of boosting a new social, economic and political model geared towards the common good.

Discussions on NESI Forum 2017 – Malaga

Up to 10 new economy movements will be sharing their experiences and explaining how they are changing the world for the better with their everyday practice at Economy and Social Innovation Global Forum.

The event, which will take place at the Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga, is officially launched in March 2017, with the participation of Diego Isabel La Moneda, director of the Forum and co-founder of the Global Hub for the Common Good Foundation; Julio Andrade, councillor for social Rights, Good Governance and Transparency; and Ana Carmen Mata, vice-president of Málaga County Council.

NESI Forum will bring together the main actors of change and opinion leaders with the goal to lay the foundations of a new economy paradigm that is better than the dominant economic system.

 “The current economic model has brought lots of good things with it but it has also got a systemic flaw: it puts capital before anything else, including people.” Diego Isabel La Moneda, director of the Forum and co-founder of the Global Hub for the Common Good Foundation

As a result, NESI Forum encourages participants to rethink money so that it becomes a means instead of an end, to reshape organisations so that they promote the common good, to redistribute power and explore new governance models -more decentralised, more democratic-, and to foster collaboration in times of crisis.

 “The City Council wants Málaga to take the lead in social innovation worldwide, by promoting new economic models, sustainability and tech.” Julio Andrade, councillor for social Rights, Good Governance and Transparency

 

With this purpose, NESI Forum will gather over 600 opinion leaders and more than 60 speakers from all over the world, including Marcos Eguiguren, director of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values; Carlos Trías, adviser to the European Economic and Social Committee; Katherine Trebeck, senior researcher for Oxfam GB ; and Christian Felber, an economist and founder of the Economy for the Common Good international movement.

Attendees will be able to explore ethical and sustainable banking, the circular economy proposals, social and solidarity economy, B Corps, and many other projects that are working hard to find solutions to the main challenges of our time: poverty, overpopulation, inequality.

 

More information on www.neweconomyforum.org