What is a Commons Society?

A Commons Society is an economic ecosystem of privately owned enterprises and civil society organisations, legally associated, that provides mutual benefit both for those organisations, the individuals within those organisations and the host communities of which they are a part.

It’s a holistic medley of ideas which interact to balance and harmonise the natural, psychological and financial forces of organisational life.  The pages in this section lay out the general principles of what these ideas are and how they work together.  Alternatively, you can click here to download the a powerpoint slide show instead.

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An introduction to Commons Societies

From Natural Ecology to Civil Ecology – taking our queue from Nature

The Seven Basic Tenets of the Civil Ecology Corporation – underlying principles

The Architecture of the Civil Ecology Corporation – supporting legal mechanisms

The Three Virtuous Circles of the Civil Ecology Corporation – transformation power