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New Ideas for New Societies

The Summer Foundation strives for a society in which each individual can develop in freedom; has an equal opportunity to think, speak and decide about agreements, rules and laws that apply to him and others; and receives his fair share of what mankind and the earth produce and in solidarity contributes his share as well.. Read more…




Are you looking for ideas on how to set up an innovative company, or how citizens can have a direct say in decisions or would you like to know how fair pricing can work? Check out our Ideas section..


Best Practices

Take a look at our initiatives database to see which companies, banks and other organizations are already putting our ideas into practice.



Latest initiatives

Cooperative Business New Zealand

While there is only a small number of cooperatives in New Zealand and most fly under the radar, the contribution they make to the economy is huge. Today, the co-ops in New Zealand are predominantly producer... more information

Natural Capital Coalition

The 2014 Living Planet Report of the World Wide Fund for Nature states that for humanity to maintain its current... more information

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on “making... more information

Latest news

HullCoin: fighting poverty through positive action

06-10-2015 - In Hull (officially in Kingston upon Hull) in North England they came up with the idea to fight poverty through rewarding citizens for a... read more

Could Raisetrade lift countries out of poverty?

23-09-2015 - Raisetrade aims to support the sale of finished goods, rather than raw materials, with all the added value of a completed product. This way,... read more

Curto Café; a coffee shop without prices

17-09-2015 - Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee. But the café culture is fairly new and only since 2006 multiple Starbucks have opened across... read more

Life is all about give-and-take. Or not?

09-09-2015 - We have all helped people in one way or another, and possibly received help every now and then, but most of us do expect something in return.... read more

Mayors discuss ways to promote equality and environmental protection in their cities

04-09-2015 - In July 2015 many of the mayors from around the world who met with Pope Francis in Rome to talk about climate change and human trafficking,... read more



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