I want …

to create IMPACT on a systemic and global level. I will help to prototype legislation and local policy based on my practice. I will share my best and worse practices and be reflective on all processes.

Impact is …

A pattern to rethink the existing system, bottom up and poly-centric. A pattern to learn how to assess practices and transfer impact on a global scale.


The Common Good Balance, or Common Good Matrix, is an instrument that helps projects and organisations to identify and show their contribution to society. The matrix reports and evaluates the impact of the project on people, environment and society. It shows the results in a clear, transparent and comparable way.

The Common Good Matrix is developed within the Economy for the Common Good movement. The movement proposes a systemic transformation of our economic model – in a participative and democratic way.
This new economic model is based on values such as human dignity, collaboration, ecological sustainability, social justice, solidarity and participation. An economic model that aspires the wellbeing for all humans and not only for a happy few in a way that regenerates and takes care of our planet for the next generations to come.

In order to enlarge and develop a shared impact, the community of ecogood-coaches keeps track of transformations and organises action for change where needed based on a poly-centric network of energy fields.

Summary: ECG strives for transformation so:

  • growth is no longer necessary and organizations are freed from “eating or being eaten” but strive for an optimal size
  • people assume that cooperation is rewarded
  • money is only a means and not an end in itself (why should we express success in terms of means instead of goals)
  • an economic model based on values
  • an economy that does not start from scarcity, but strives to create abundance for everyone


ECG is a movement kept alive by 1000 of volunteers, active in local chapters around the world, who try to make this world a better place. The ideas of the ECG are work in progress.  There are a lot of proposals for a new economic model, to be discussed and decided in a democratic process in our communities.



Karla Schimmel – Common Good Balance Coach

Karla will support your team in identifying the value that your project creates for the common good

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