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Saturday, August 29, 2015

European Economic Summit 2015: ‘We live in a world of relations and need mutuality in our economy’

The CPFE is pleased to look back at a very successful continuation of the European Economic Summit. Between 26 and 28 August many CEO’s, politicians and religious and civil society leaders and representatives met in Amsterdam and delved into the theme ‘Relational Thinking and the Economics of Mutuality’.  

The EES concept aims to introduce new paradigms on finance and economy which are inspired by Christian tradition, faith and thought, and to present transformational businesses as new models for poverty alleviation and sustainable economies.

How to improve Europe and Europe’s economy? These key questions have been the drivers of the EES since 2013. In light of crisis and conflict it is clear that we need solutions that are outside the current thinking of government and markets.

The EES 2015 focused at two promising key concepts. Relational Thinking and the Economics of Mutuality. Relational Thinking involves learning to see life from the perspective of relational well-being as opposed to the viewpoints of individualism and materialism. The Economics of Mutuality recognises that value creation is more effective and sustainable when all of the stakeholders in a business are considered and not just the shareholders.

The EES concluded that these key concepts are completing each other and mutually strengthening concepts. Evidence presented from global research demonstrated the potential of these concepts where they are implemented.

The CPFE thanks the EES team and all those who contributed to the event and participated in it.

>>Click here for a picture slideshow of the EES 2015<<