We are the economy
How we can all help build a three-thinking economy
The economy may seem like an abstract concept. But the fact is, we are the economy. How we choose to spend our money has a direct impact on the values our economy embodies.
Every transaction we make, either as an individual or as a business, grows an economy. And we can choose to grow an economy that embodies social and environmental values, by buying from and trading with businesses that share these values whenever we can.
Buying from three-thinking businesses ensures that our financial energy â€“ which is essentially what money is â€“ is kept in the three-thinking economy, fueling what we want it to. Because when you engage in any financial exchange â€“ buying or selling â€“ it doesn't end when you remove your card from the chip & pin machine or sign the contract. It keeps on going. Where your financial energy ends up is dependent on how the businesses you are buying from are choosing to spend and invest their money.
Increasing numbers of people are questioning the ability of our current economic structures to create wealth in a way that promotes wellbeing across society and respects the worldâ€™s natural limits. This might be you. If so, our Purple Mapping should be your first port of call to find businesses, in your local area and nationally, who are helping to create a three-thinking economy.
- Purple mapping
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- Standards And Guides
- Can I add a business to the map?
- Do ethical standards labels approve brands or products?
- Does BUAV approved differ from a product claim of â€˜not tested on animalsâ€™?
- Have the ethical credentials of businesses on the map been verified?
- How are a businessâ€™s ethics demonstrated in its mapping entry?
- How are organic products certified, labelled and categorised in the directory?
- How are vegetarian and vegan options more environmentally sustainable?
- How do â€˜Ethics keywordsâ€™ and â€˜Ethical standards labelsâ€™ differ?
- What are BAFTS and WFTO members?
- What are the ethical considerations when buying jewellery?
- What do the terms organic, biodynamic and permaculture mean?
- What does paraben-free mean?
- What is a three-thinking business?
- What is the difference between Fairtrade and fairly-traded?
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