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Latin America is on fire! Why did it happen and how can the problems be fixed?

Excellent in depth analysis of the reasons behind the current round of protests and the solutions, the best ways for economic systems to move forward and create shared prosperity. #rethinksuccess by #ebbfmember Augusto Lopez-Claros

View here his views and insights …


Highlights video of ebbf UK's national event with the best line-up of speakers ever

You can now watch the very short highlights video of ebbf UK’s national event with the best line-up of speakers ever,
covering a great theme “Collaborative business: how organizations and people can transform each other”



Possible futures and the limits of the Enlightenment: the path from adolescence to maturity of the human race

Steven Phelps attended a recent ebbf event.
Here are some of his reflections of the conversations he had, relating to how our deepest values and beliefs about the world are translated into practical and visible structures and outcome.

Read here Steven’s thinking


#rethinksuccess : Name at least three conditions of injustice you would like to address in a present or future economic development activity

#rethinksuccess : Name at least three conditions of injustice you would like to address in a present or future economic development activity. #ebbfmember W.Gijs Van De Fliert shares unusual ways to see underlying conditions of success.

Read here Gijs’ ideas

If you want to come and #rethinksuccess with a global group of action-driven learners join us for ebbf’s 30th anniversary annual conference:

Annual Conference Early Bird Tickets still available


What questions do you have for ebbf’s board ?

The annually elected ebbf governing board is about to hold its third annual board meeting 2nd to 3rd of October.

It welcomes any question you might wish to pose to the board regarding ebbf, its future strategy, the global ebbf community or absolutely any ebbf-related question you wish the board to address and respond to.


More about ebbf’s governance and the role of the board:

Amongst the items on ebbf’s agenda will be its 30th celebratory annual conference



Enrico Giraudi's keynote on powering spirituality into material workplaces #rethinkmaterialism from duality to congruence

When #ebbfmember Enrico Giraudi decided to listen to his call for meaning and quit his job he probably did not know he was starting to live one of the best pages of his life.
In this eye-opening keynote, he shared his personal journey and what we can learn about balancing our spirituality and our materialism in our lives and workplaces.
Moving from duality to congruence by dreaming, proofs and action.
This is one of the over 20 sessions offered at the last ebbf annual conference where we explored how to #rethinkmaterialism

You can view his video session here

And you can
read his related interview here

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You can now watch the opening keynote by Sabha Sobhani at ebbf's recent annual conference #rethinkmaterialism

Very interesting and insightful keynote offering key elements from UNDPs research on the way forward for business to create a new economic system and also a stronger business model. How it can truly #rethinkmaterialism

Thank you Sahba Sobhani for your keynote titled:
“How the SDGs can contribute to people, planet and prosperity. A Baha’i perspective on the findings of the Business and Development Commission”

You can also book your place for ebbf’s next and 30th anniversary annual event

more info here


ebbf announces its 2018 annual report - the highest growth in ebbf's impact and reach, also achieving financial balance

ebbf publishes its 2018 annual report.

This past year has seen ebbf’s best year in terms of impact, reach and regular activities. Growth to new cities and the increased systematic offering of local events in key locations has been part of this success. The SDG Activity report compiled by Jean-Pierre Méan has shown the spread of ebbf-created events around the world,

All of the above has only been possible thanks to the incredible dedication and support of a growing number of individuals, who have donated their skills to further ebbf’s vision. The members of ebbf’s operational teams. (see image on the left ) THANK YOU !

Just as importantly ebbf has addressed the challenge of obtaining a sustainable financial balance this past year and has started to plan a new membership offering, both at the personal and the new company membership that will be officially launched in 2019.

This has been a most encouraging year in which the yearning of people who do wish ethical business build the future, has  attracted them to ebbf action-based reflection opportunities that have lead to unprecedented levels of action. Individuals have shown how keen they are to explore how their organizations and new economic systems can contribute to a more prosperous, just and sustainable civilization.




Monday 13th May last online learning opportunity to interact with #rethinkmaterialism speakers

ebbf has created for you this last chance for a one hour online interaction with another of ebbf annual conference’s speakers Sahba Sobhani  (unless you are joining him at ebbf’s annual conference in Geneva) .

You can hear his views and then interact in an open debate with participants from around the world on:

Rethinking Materialism 

how can SDGs contribute to 
people, planet and prosperity?

Just click and log into ebbf’s zoom videoconference link

at 20:00 (CEST = Geneva Time)

or maybe just 5 minutes earlier to make sure you don’t miss any part of this LAST pre-annual conference one-hour learning opportunity.


Don't miss opportunity to rethink business - online course registrations ending now

Don’t miss the opportunity to Rethink the Purpose of Business and enjoy this online course offered by #ebbfmember  Jean Parker (also producer of ebbf’s #discoveringhow podcast ) and ebbf’s Dean of Education Nabil Elias .

REGISTER HERE , registrations closing now:


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