short news from ebbf members
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
And you can
read his related interview here
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” https://youtu.be/5NPTw6JTwHc
You can also book your place for ebbf’s next and 30th anniversary annual event
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.
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:
how can SDGs contribute to people, planet and prosperity?
Just click and log into ebbf’s zoom videoconference link
THIS MONDAY 13th May
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 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 .
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE INTRO VIDEO:
Recent news of the record donations towards the Notre Dame rebuilding have re-opened the conversation about how materialism should serve the community. Clearly ebbf’s RethinkMaterialism annual conference addresses a very timely theme;
we aim to avoid superficial conclusions and instead go deep into exploring the underlying assumptions that are sustaining old materialistic approaches.
LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO:
Invite your colleagues and friends to explore with people who have registered literally from all over the world, to rethink meaningfully and then find applications in our workplaces of a new, better, way to balance material and spiritual to build the future of business and of society.
What we learnt from owners of company that transitioned from purely commercial to manager-less values-driven status
What happens when you wish to transform a company, your company, from a purely commercial to an innovative manager-less entity, that aims for a balance between necessary material needs and spiritual principles and aims?
We interacted with #RethinkMaterialism presenters José Soto and Carlos Cordoba and you can now understand more about their process in this video summary of a recent ebbf online pre-annual conference learning experience.
What did they struggle with? What were some of their key learnings? How did they successfully manage the transition creating a manager-less company?
8th APRIL: INTERACT IN NEXT ONLINE LEARNING EVENT WITH CONFERENCE SPEAKER MARY DARLING:
BEST OF ALL: COME AND INTERACT IN GENEVA
with José , Carlos and other like-minded people from around the world coming to explore how to Rethink Materialism and build the future
Rethinking Enterprise Leaderships with Accompaniment - event presenter Moneshia Zu Eitz's views to #RethinkMaterialism
Moneshia Zu Eitz will be one of the over 20 presenters who will help us to Rethink Materialism at ebbf’s next annual conference .
You can join her and the global group of people building the future who will be in Geneva or start to read more about her ideas on how we can create new systemic change through news ways of collective actions.
Below the link to her article, perhaps you can share it in your workplace and get new conversations started?
12th March - #RethinkMaterialism pre-annual conference online learning experience with speakers Jose Soto and Carlos Cordoba
We have created for you the next opportunity to benefit from an action-based reflection pre-annual conference learning experience,
Taking place Monday 11th of March at 20:00 (Geneva time)
Meet and interact with event speakers Jose Soto and Carlos Cordoba, moderated by Jean Parker
Transforming a Commercial Business into a Social Enterprise
An open interaction around the case of a real life business that is learning through action how to reconcile materialism and spirituality.
Connect on Monday using ebbf’s zoom video conference link:
You can read at the link below an interview that ebbf annual conference speaker Sahba Sobhani recently shared.
He lays out some foundational concepts that will allow companies to address in an innovative and entrepreneurial way the climate challenges we are facing connecting the local with the global, the developed and developing needs and possibilities.
EBBF RETHINKI MATERIALS EVENT EARLY BIRD ENDS SOON ( 28th February ) !