short news from ebbf members
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 ) !
Monday 11th February - join #rethinkmaterialism speaker Enrico Giraudi in online interactive session
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:
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.
#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:
#ebbfmember Augusto Lopez-Claros was recently interviewed by New Zealand’s National Public Radio.
The journalist, Charlotte Graham-McLay, was interested in discussing alternative metrics of human welfare and development (a hot topic in the country at the moment), beyond GDP;
they ended up talking about gender equality as well and why it matters so much in today’s globalized world.
Achieving Moral Excellence in Business - a new course offered by #ebbfmembers Nabil Elias and Jean Parker
#ebbfmember and ebbf’s dean of education Nabil Elias will be offering together with #discoveringhow ebbf podcast producer Jean Parker a great “Achieving Moral Excellence in Business” course.
It will be offered on Wilmette Institute’s Learning Center ‘s platform and will include modules dedicated to
“Identifying and Challenging Prevalent Assumptions in Business and Management”
“Outlining a Spiritually Grounded Framework for Business and Management”
“Rethinking the Purpose of Business”
“Examining the Concepts of Leadership and Power”
“Upholding Moral Values in a Toxic Environment”