Facilitation of transition initiatives and development of sustainable products
During two centuries, the economy and society have been radically separated from natural cycles and prinples, creating heavy damages. But the transition of economy and society towards a sustainable future has already started for local communities and pioneer companies.
Discover how to participate to this movement.
Life develops with competition on a cooperation background. Cooperation is the basis of scientific and technical development as well as human progress. It is the field for the development of business, of hapiness and for individual success.
Learn how to unleash the potential of cooperation.
Reconciliating economic activities with the cycles of life is essential to the future of our societies. Our approach is based on a deep understanding of the interaction of social and natural systems, and on twenty years of development of natural products and project management.
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We live in an era of fast changes, in which many people, organizations or territories lack the keys of understanding, orientation and action. Our educational, managerial, and political systems have simply not prepared us for a world where the abundant resources of our planet are threatened, and where some fundamental balances are threatened. This article aims to provide some keys on the scientific analysis of “planetary boundaries”, a the starting point for the ecological and social transition.read more
Two years of intense preparation, two weeks of negotiation, and mobilization of civil society, despite the state of emergency and the ban on demonstrations. Are the results of the Paris Climat conference commensurate with the mobilization of the different actors? The...read more
This last article of the series "social entrepreneurs and innovators SOIA Europe" shows the wealth of meetings and exchange of ideas at the Social Innovation Assembly in Amsterdam in November 2013. Among those present were Daniel Truran, EBBF collaborator, "mindful...read more
In Ghana, fossil fuels represent a real boon for the state, in terms of income and foreign exchange. But just after the sales of hydrocarbons, comes that of cocoa beans, and other cash crops. However, oil extraction contributes to climate disruption, while the...read more
Despite a sluggish context, fair trade market continues its growth. In France, it it reached 429 million euros and 11.1% growth in 2013. But before being a "market" trade fair is an innovative approach to national and international trade. Supported by an economic...read more
France goes for local Fair Trade For over 40 years, fair trade organizations develop business partnerships based on the principles of transparency, equity and balanced business relationship with producers, farmers and artisans in the South. If the impacts are...read more
The site and the project A permaculture project always begins with the desire of a person or a group. We met Ese, the project owner, in the summer of 2015. Interested in permaculture, she expressed her desire to apply this approach to a new design for the domain she...read more
A thrilling experience In June 2017, I was invited by the Tea Committee of the China Association for the Promotion of International Cooperation to be part of the tea jury of the Emeishan International Tea Contest for Asia-Pacific. This jury was to select the...read more
Biodiversity is the diversity and variety of life. A permanent source of creativity, many of us see it as a distant topic from our economic and social activities. However, most of these activities, and our common welfare depend at one level or another on the...read more