The Great Transition, an opportunity to rethink economic and social action.
Current economy and socieity are radically separated from natural cycles and elements. The consequences on well-being and social relations are often important, they are dramatic on the environment, and prefigure a possible genral failure of installed socioeconomic systems.
The international community has committed several times towards a transition of production and consumption modes as well as energy. But we lack a vision, an alternative story for the future of our societies. However, the transition of economy and society towards a sustainable future has already started for local communities and pioneer companies.
The distance between the old and the new economy seems so important that the multitude seems to lack landmarks to imagine and engage within the emerging new society, even as they have understood the deadend of the operating system of most of the economic and social sysems. The great transition is this process both individual and collective, with solidarity in its approach, that contributes to a sustainable future for our societies, tapping in the solidarity and know-how, the dynamism of social entrepreneurship, individual or collective, and in scientific research oriented towards this future.
What we propose
Economic development based on human and ecosystem potential
- Study of the potential of symbiotic development of the local area of the company (including, but not limited to Ecosystem Services Review, ecological, economical and social know-how and innovation)
- Design of transition plans for communities and/or organizations
- Design of permaculture sites and training in permaculture
- Facilitation or management of social economy, (sub)urban agriculture and CSA projects
Feasibility studies and impact studies
- Study of feasibility of developement projects
- Study of the impact and performance of supply chains, and development projects
- Multicriteria evaluation multicritères, environmental mediation
- Partnership and multistakeholder dialogue
Mediation and stakeholder dialogue
The great transition and sustainable development start by a dialogue with stakeholders, and takes form in mutual commitment between partners. This coordination is not easy, because each part is submitted to specific challenges and constraint.
A third person is often necessary. This is why we propose you our mediation and stekholder dialogue services.
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