To inspire, educate and connect those looking to make a positive social change in the global economy
What are we trying to achieve?
Our aim is to create a platform that will accelerate the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development goals (UNSDGs). We want to support grassroots initiatives by aligning corporate, not- for-profit, NGO, social enterprise and student efforts.
At the moment these groups act independently, guided by their own objectives. Our education system is designed in silos and provides limited practical experiences. Our corporate sector prioritises bottom line outcomes. And not-for-profits, NGOs and social enterprises often lack the required funding to achieve their objectives.
We believe there is scope to optimise outcomes by aligning efforts through project-based learning experiences.
How are we hoping to achieve this?
econome aspires to be a diverse global network of students, businesses, not-for-profits, non-governmental organisations and social enterprises. We want to help these groups communicate and cooperate on projects that make a measurable impact on the UNSDGs.
The UNSDGs are a clear and evidenced framework for evaluating the sustainability of projects. We use the UNSDGs to structure our process of aligning the objectives of corporate and social organisations. They also provide a useful metric for measuring outcomes.
Our vision has corporates (through corporate social responsibility measures) providing relevant funding and industry connections to ensure the success of launched and supported projects. Social organisations will provide both guidance on developing course content and relevant projects that align with theUNSDG's objectives for learners to complete.
econome connects organisations with facilitators to co-design online course material and identify how to incorporate a real world project into the design of a learning experience, helping to launch and sustain projects with social and/or environmental benefits.
We hope participants across all our offerings are from different ages and backgrounds. Accessibility is one of our key design principles.
Over time we will work towards enabling partnerships with relevant higher education providers. Our hope is that our offerings will eventually be accredited, allowing participants to gain transferable credits for the work they complete through econome.
If anything about what we've outlined above resonates with you, please do get in touch. We are always interested in hearing how we might be able to help.
And thank you for taking the time to read what it is we're trying to do.