Ecological intelligence

When author Daan Fousert asked high impact drawing artist Leonie Haas to have a look at his new publication about Ecological Intelligence, she summarized his work in this drawing. To my pleasant surprise it contained many elements that are also present in the ideology and functioning of Sustainocracy. That is why I asked for an English version of the drawing, to start up the international dialogue too. We acknowledge the thought that Daan shares on his profile:

Leadership implies to take responsibility for yourself, the ecology, our planet Earth for the long term and the generations that follow.

Here it is, the drawing. Feel free to comment about it in a reaction to this blog, or through our weekly zoom sessions on Tuesdays.

4 x Win Index

MDE Index or the Multidimensional Entrepreneurship Index

Modern enterprises, or institutions, no matter what their identity is (government, business or science), are becoming increasingly values driven. This means that they justify their existance by the contributions they represent in the societal ecosystem of sustainable human wellness.

This is a very different world than the one we leave behind. This was measured entirely by financial dependence and goals, referred to as 1 x Profit (1 x WIN) or the single bottom line profitability. This world would pass any human, social and ecological consequences of its functioning to society while focussing entirely on its own selfish financial excellence. This old way of working would differentiate business (1 x WIN) from governance (3 x COST) where governance would try to sustain itself through financial debts, taxes and regulations. 4 x WIN (the Pyramid Paradigm) brings the institutions together within the common purpose of values driven societal and ecological wellness for sustainable human progress.

The MDE 4 x WIN Index highlights those who produce genuine value

In the image below we see why we have such huge problems in the world and how we can solve them through the transition towards 4 x WIN (Sustainocracy).

The image also shows the mayor transition required for all involved to move from 1 x WIN/3 x LOSS to 4 x WIN. Those who do will take the benefits as the old 1 x WIN environment will gradually disappear. The transition to 4 x WIN by citizens and institutions is an awareness driven ecolution even though it is often sensed by those in the process as a revolution for themselves. They feel however reassured in the process when sensing the appreciation and engagement of the surroundings that undergoes the same evolutionary challenges.

The 4 x WIN Index is yet another stimulous to develop this environment and make it grow with more and more institutions making the move from 1 x WIN to 4 x WIN. Sustainocracy creates environments where institutions can develop themselves in this servant environment and enter a positive learning curve with many gratifying impulses. Examples of such 4 x WIN environments are:

  • AiREAS – health and environmental quality
  • FRE2SH – city farming and rural food resilience development
  • COS3i – social citizen’s inclusion in core human values driven processes
  • School of Talents & Wellness – participatory learning in 4 x WIN
  • Earthbeat – engagement of world wide youth through video sharing of 4 x WIN initiatives
  • your initiative?

Rutger Bregman on basis income

A basic income could eliminate poverty…..

We tend to agree with the arguments of Rutger Bregman. The only problem we see is twofold. We do not only have to solve poverty. We also have to break with the destructive self centeredness of the large enterprises, often in support of central governments out of tax dependencies.

Would it help to cream off the top of capitalism?

This is what Rutger Bregman said that got him a status of public hero..

The problem in his solution is “who would do the taxing”? The national governments already are hooked on the strings of these capitalist crossborder globalists. They can hardly do anything by themselves. And if they could they would have to relay the money into a public fund for the basic income. Or would they have to have to do this through the United Nations?

The global rich are reluctant to let go of their cash. It provides them with huge power and control, not just unlimited cash for investment. And if they did let go then the power would be put in the hands of the fund collector. And with all this we have not yet addressed the destructive processes on our ecosystems, our social environments, etc.

Sustainocracy goes for local for local, including a basic local income

Within the capitalist context a basic income would rapidly be sucked empty by the selfish pyramid of financial interests. It would also retain the risk of anyone deciding to cut the strings of the funding out of political or power interests. Redesigning society for local resilience through independence would also allow for the creation of a circular local basic income fund. It would probably be based on a local currency and the stimulous for local productivity of the local population. Globalization would be redefined into a network of self sufficient clusters that share their abundance to the most needed in the network.