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Coming soon! Training in using the Commons Finance Canvas

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The Commons finance Canvas is a tool to help intentional communities like eco-villages or CSA food projects to plan their finances. The canvas helps groups produce a prospectus and business plan. This free online training is coming soon so do sign up if you’d like to know the moment it is released!


Webinar: How to invest in peace



  • Date: 5 th April 16:00 – 17:00 CET
  • Host: Initiatives of Change
  • Theme: how to invest in Peace
  • Objectives: An overview of possibilities to invest in other ways, at personal ´, community and policy level.
  • Sign up: Free
  • Access: you will need a web link (coming soon on this page)

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Taking part in European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

Stephen Hinton will represent the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation as panel member at the event:

Policies and tools for the bio-nutrient circular economy
Brussels, Wednesday 2nd December

The event will focus on proposals for actions for policies around waste disposal constraints, targets, CAP incentives, natural capital accounting, externalities, dynamic standards, fiscal tax shift etc

And cover topics such as

  •  obstacles in regulation, application
  • innovation and value chain collaboration
  • changing economic imbalance between raw materials and recycling
  • tax shift
  • policy tools
  • job creation, farmer’s incomes

Read more about the Platform here

New Baltic Works Commission to take holistic view

Starting with its first meeting in December, the new Baltic Works Commission will work in a cross- disciplinary way to address the problem of eutrophication in the Baltic.
Stephen Hinton provides a Environmental Fiscal Reform perspective, representing the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation.


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Article (in Swedish newsletter)


Circular Economy from a Regional perspective

motala cirkulärStephen Hinton presenterar  Kommunalt stödsparande hos JAK, byggemenskaper och Ekobyar

Ladda ned programmet Seminarium 17 juni Cirkulära Finansieringssystem

Circle way camp aims to offer a holiday embracing a healing, inclusive, healthy culture

StoryTaking place for the thirteenth year in succession, the Circle Way camp, deep in the Swedish countryside, with Native American Medicine Story as the keeper of the heart, is developing in the spirit of Transition to offer a holiday embracing a culture of inclusiveness, healing and harmony.

“Think seven generations ahead before every important decision”

Native American saying

This year the theme is seven generations, and how generations need each other.

Circle Way Camp revolves around the North American Indian tradition: to meet in the great circle, smaller discussion groups (clans), men’s circle, women’s circle, sweat lodge ceremonies, story time, dance and song games and more. In addition, children have their own clans and playtimes. All this is combined with the best of the Swedish summer culture and the Transition movement; Open Space discussion groups, entertainment with open stage, sauna, swimming in natural lake, forest walks and long delightful evenings around the camp fire. As a special luxury campers are treated to a delicious vegetarian lunch buffet every day. (And there are rooms with separate, renewable energy heated bathrooms and showers for comfort lovers.)

Says camp general, Stephen Hinton: “This year’s theme is bringing generations together in a new, creative and rewarding way. They say it takes a village to raise a child. But they also say it takes a child to raise a village! People can come on their own or invite their parents, grandparents, mothers, children, grandchildren, nieces to a vacation that can be one of the summer’s highlights. And we have arranged really deep discounts for families; I think this year it makes a lot of sense to bring as many with you as you can. That’s what we want, it’s a big lake and there’s room for everyone.”

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(in Swedish) Man in Mission Workshop

Välkommen till en helg för Män, där vi lyssnar och inspirerar varandra utifrån frågeställningar som “Vad är min drivkraft och hur kan jag ge uttryck för den i större utsträckning? “Vilka är mina hinder och hur kan jag övervinna dem?” Helgen erbjuder inspiration och stöd att växa som man, medmänniska och ledare. Vi berör teman såsom känslor, självinsikt, integritet och riktning. Vi lyssnar till varandra samt av nedan inspiratörer. Helgen erbjuder även vila, eftertanke, musikinslag och bastu/relax för den som önskar.

I våra möten utgår vi från samtalscirkeln som bygger på att alla får dela med sig av sina tankar medan övriga lyssnar. Denna är en ofta använd metod i Mundekulla både på våra konferenser, kurser, festivaler och retreater. Peter studerade Indianhistoria i USA på University of Wisconsin 1996, då han kom i kontakt med Samtalscirkeln (Talking circle) vilket han berättar mer om på plats. Sedan 10 år tillbaka arrangeras även ett årligt sommarläger baserat på denna samtalsteknik på Mundekulla “Circle Way Camp”

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Simulation of dividend-bearing pollutant fees launches in Berlin


posterTSSEFIn Berlin, the 5-6 March, The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation, represented by Stephen Hinton, will participate in the European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference with its simulation of how dividend-bearing pollutant fees can apply to phosphorus in the circular economy.

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(IN SWEDISH) Supplemental environmental fees simulation Stockholm 27 March


Exempel resultat efter 7 ronder

Kunskapsnivå: medel – hög
Huvudämne: miljöavgifter med återbäring som styrmedel för hållbar utveckling
Målgrupp: representanter för organisationer engagerade i miljö, klimat mm. som vill vet mer om hur styrmedel kan hjälpa till i utvecklingen. Tjänstemän som arbetar inom ekonomi och miljöpolicy.
Fördelarna med att delta: simulering är ett effektivt sätt att få inblick i olika faktorer och hyr de samverkar/motverkar. Bl.a. illustreras hur viktigt det är med – vad som kommuniceras, storleken på avgiften, tillgång till teknik, prisbilder totalt m.fler.

TID: 9:30 – 12:30
DATUM: 27 mars 2015
PLATS: Citykonditoriet konferens Adolf Fredriks Kyrkogata 10 111 37 Stockholm Read More…

Facilitating at the Sacred Valley Dialogues, 23-26 October

Scared valley

Sacred Valley Dialogues are conferences and workshops for business leaders who have decided to make their business both sustainable and resilient.

Guest lectures and dialogues are followed by in-depth workshops and exercises with opportunities for you to define your own strategy on how to navigate and lead in a changing business landscape. Come prepared for innovation and co-creation!

The first conference is scheduled for October 2014 with key-note speaker and co-creator Polly Higgins (Eradicating Ecocide, Earth is our Business). Other speakers and co-creators  include: Elisabet Sahtouris (EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution, A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us), and Jem Bendell (Healing Capitalism (2014), Evolving Partnerships: A Guide to Working with Business for Greater Social Change (2011), The Corporate Responsibility Movement: Five Years of Global Corporate Responsibility Analysis from Lifeworth, 2001-2005 (2008) and Terms for Endearment: Business, NGO’s and Sustainable Development (2000).