Monday 11th February - join #rethinkmaterialism speaker Enrico Giraudi in online interactive session

#rethinkmaterialism annual conference speaker and #ebbfmember Enrico Giraudi takes us on a personal journey he undertook himself, Rethinking Materialism.

Leaving his prestigious job and deciding to work instead (yes there is a big difference there).
Below the links to interact with Enrico in one online pre-annual conference learning session we are offering you:

INTERACT with Enrico on February 11th

READ his thoughts & experience in this recent ebbf interview


First #rethinkmaterialism ebbf annual conference speakers announced


You can book now for this next learning experience, ebbf’s 29th annual conference, inspired and provoked by people building the future, a global group of individuals, who just like you, want to  rethink materialism and create new, meaningful and successful workplace.
There are still some early bird tickets left for you to come and explore how we can create a healthier balance between the necessary material and spiritual needs we and our organizations require.

See FIRST group of confirmed speakers here


#rethinkmaterialism — Consumerism or fulfilling your purpose in life? That is the question! - by Gary Reusche

#rethinkmaterialism — Consumerism or fulfilling your purpose in life? That is the question!

Very relevant to ebbf’s annual conference theme is this article offered by one of the first people to join and become  #ebbfmember over 20 years ago:
Gary Reusche

Full article & new video channel here


#rethinkmaterialism - take the question to your workplace and learn how start the transition 14th of January

Two questions will be at the centre of the second opportunity to meet and enjoy ebbf’s online learning experience in the run-up to the #rethinkmaterialism annual conference :
– what were the reactions of your colleagues when you asked them about the underlying reasons for materialistic goals in their workplace?
What happened when the conversation was introduced to them? And during the exchange?
– what did you learn about those underlying assumptions?

Find out more about how we can transition our workplace away from purely and only materialstic goals to a more balanced workplace.
and how you too can enjoy this online learning event on the 14th of January here :


VIEW recording of 1st opportunity for you to #RethinkMaterialism


YOU CAN NOW VIEW the first ebbf online learning experience in the run-up to the annual conference.
We started to rethinkmaterialism (the theme of ebbf’s next annual conference) and explored how to transition our careers and workplaces to balance our natural material needs with our spiritual essence.

How can we start to make that happen in our companies? How can we start conversations in our workplaces? How are others approaching this transition in their organizations? Those were some of the questions we addressed during the online event.


And you can click on the link below to both VOTE the topic you’d like to see covered and see the dates of the next pre-annual conference online learning sessions that you can join:



Why should we #RethinkMaterialism ?

Why should we #RethinkMaterialism?
#ebbfmember Nahal Tavangar shows in the image some creative ways in which she came up with new ideas at a recent ebbf event and you can read the reasons given by people from around the world who already booked their place at ebbf’s annual international event.

Why do YOU think we should Rethink Materialism?




Call for Speakers ends 30th of November for #RethinkMaterialism ebbf annual event

If you are interested in offering a keynote or a learnshop at ebbf’s next international annual event, you have until 30th of November to send your proposal.

We are looking to create a truly inspiring learning event attracting speakers and facilitators of workshops, who are able to challenge current assumptions, elevate our thinking and inspire meaningful conversations and actions using topics relevant both to ebbf and to the theme of the event.



#ebbfspirit keynoter Partow Izadi on Evolution & Human Potential: The Big Picture

Partow Izadi is one of the speakers we interacted with in the over 20 sessions we enjoyed at a recent  ebbf international learning event, 

He shares below a few initial thoughts reflecting the theme of the event: can ethical business build the future through the spiritual enterprise?

“The ongoing global crisis may induce some to despair and give in to cynicism. Yet, viewed in the context of human evolution, we may not be experiencing just a random phase of trouble and conflict, with no light at the end of the tunnel.

All living things — including humankind as a whole — evolve through periods of stable development as well as rapid and painful transitions, crisis. While the risks in such transitions are considerable, the opportunities are even more consequential and have, indeed, spurred the human species on its social evolution.

Read More …


#ebbfspirit contributor Arthur Dahl to offer Wilmette Sustainable Development and Prosperity course

You will be able to interact with ebbf board member and IEF president Arthur Dahl at the next #ebbfspirit international event, but you can also enjoy his inspiration and ideas during a 7-week online course offered by the Wilmette Institute.

Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind

from September 10 to October 28.

This course explores the scientific and spiritual dimensions of sustainable development. You will learn to perceive the word prosperity from a new perspective, meaning the condition where the basic needs of all the people of the world are being met and where everyone has the opportunity to develop their full potential and is able to contribute to the well-being of humankind. After looking at the origins and definition of sustainable development, you will study the economic, social, and environmental issues that humanity faces in achieving sustainability and discuss the spiritual principles that can help us find solutions. You will discuss the urgent need to make a fundamental transition away from a society and economy that are threatening our planetary security. You will explore the implications of the new Sustainable Development Goals and of Agenda 2030 adopted at the United Nations. Finally, you will look at the importance of education reinforced with spiritual values as the basis for helping each of us detach ourselves from Western materialistic civilization; reexamine our present lifestyles; and begin to live more sustainably in accordance with spiritual teachings. The course materials were designed from a Baha’i perspective, but they are interfaith in spirit; people from all faiths will enjoy the spiritual approach to this vital topic. Scholarships are available for all who need them.

For more information and to register, click here


ONLY FEW DAYS to end of #ebbfspirit early bird + video Augusto Lopez-Claros on meaningful work

ONLY 6 DAYS to end of #ebbfspirit early bird rate (31st August),

ebbf’s next international event exploring how the transition towards the spiritual enterprise will allow ethical business to build the future. What does that mean? How do spiritual enterprise look different? How can I implement successful spiritual leadership, purpose and behaviours in my organization?

See this video to experience the kinds of thinking and interactions you can enjoy at ebbf international events with an interview with World Bank Director of Indicators Group Augusto Lopez-Claros taken at a recent ebbf international event.






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