Human-Centered Business Model

 

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A Holistic Approach for a New Model of Doing Business

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Across the world, regulators, industry and public interest groups are struggling to identify alternative, more sustainable models of doing business. This quest is supported by a wealth of entrepreneurial practices, initiatives and ‘experiments’ aiming to address these specific concerns.

Many entrepreneurs are voluntarily moving towards a more sustainable way of doing business, as an answer to a growing market of buyers, consumers and responsible investors more and more sensitive to the impact of business on the social and natural environment in which they operate.

The concept of the Human-Centred Business Model (HCBM) derives from the conclusion that an entirely new business ecosystem is needed for entrepreneurs sensitive to the social, ethical and environmental impact of their activities who wish to run an economically sustainable business.

The Model seeks to create an alternative approach to doing business that combines – on an equal level of importance – profit-seeking with ethical/integrity, social and environmental sustainability objectives (including, for example, notions of decent work, respect for territorial and local community, integrity, sustainable environmental impact, and attention to inheritance issues for future generations). The HCBM shifts social and environmental interests from ‘tertiary’ or ‘external’ interests considered solely through a lens of increasing profit, to primary corporate goals that stand alongside the drive for profit. In compliance with their administrative duties, managers of a HCBM business will have to strive also for its social and environmental impact. The Model will provide an additional way to bridge the gaps in the spectrum of business forms, from profit-maximizing enterprises on one side to not-for-profit organizations or volunteer associations on the other, passing through the above-mentioned possible other forms.

The Project seeks to create a practical business model that provides a real choice for entrepreneurs who are looking for an opportunity to conduct their enterprises in a sustainable manner, while contributing to the achievement of SDGs.

The Human-Centred Business Model aims at developing an innovative – human-centred – model of sustainable business based on a common set of economic, social, environmental and ethical principles.

The Model takes a holistic approach, offering a detailed options and guidance on relevant processes and procedures, addressing the entire context needed for a sustainable and competitive ‘business ecosystem’, including fiscal, financial, legal and regulatory regimes, procurement conditions, and stakeholders relationship, to ensure that Human-Centred Enterprises will not be at a disadvantage compared to for-profit businesses.

The Model’s framework will be built with substantial flexibility to allow it to be tailored to specific circumstances in both developed and developing countries, with solutions tailored also to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

 

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    Project Coordinators and Facilitators

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    OECD Development Centre

    Mario Pezzini

    Project Coordinators and Facilitators

    OECD Development Centre

    Marco Nicoli

    World Bank Group

    Teodorina Lessidrenska

    University of Trento

    Diletta Lenzi

    European Public Law Organization (EPLO)

    Andrea de Maio

     

     

     

    Pillar #1

    Pillar Coordinator

     

     

     

    Guiding Principles

    Transjus Research Institute of the University of Barcelona, Law School

    Juli Ponce Sole

    Transjus Research Institute of the University of Barcelona, Law School

    Antonio Madrid

    Transjus Research Institute of the University of Barcelona, Law School

    Marta Ortega

    Transjus Research Institute of the University of Barcelona, Law School

    Eva Andres

    Intellectual Contributors

     

    Associazione fra le società italiane per azioni (ASSONIME)

    Margherita Bianchini

    Buddihist Monks Sayka Tashi Foundation

    Kutsab Jamyang Dorje

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    Nicola Bonucci

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    Stefano Scarpetta

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    Federico Bonaglia

    Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

    Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Jaap de Zwaan

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Helen Kopnina

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Abiola Makinwa

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Damir Urem

    Erasmus School of Law, research program Rethinking the Rule of Law

    Nathanael Ali

    Utrecht University

    Elaine Mak

    Erasmus School of Law, research program Rethinking the Rule of Law

    Sanne Taekema

    Erasmus School of Law, research program Rethinking the Rule of Law

    Atabong Tamo

    University of Macau

    Dan Wei

    Standard Ethics Rating

    Filippo Cecchi

    Club EMAS, Asociación de organizaciones registradas EMAS en Cataluna

    Maria Passalacqua

    Globalethics

    Teodorina Lessidrenska

    World Bank - Legal Vice-Presidency

    Frank Fariello

    World Bank - Legal Vice-Presidency

    Francesca Daverio

    World Bank - Legal Vice-Presidency -  Global Forum Secretariat

    Laurence Coste

    World Bank - Integrity Vice-Presidency

    Shirin Elizabeth Ahlhauser

    World Bank - Integrity Vice-Presidency

    Lisa Miller

    University of Louvain

    Pierre Viaud

     

    Pillar #2

    Pillar Coordinator

     

     

    International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

    Frederique Mestre

     

    Florence University

    Andrea Zorzi

     

     

    Legal Framework and Governance

    Intellectual Contributors

     

    Associazione fra le società italiane per azioni (ASSONIME)

    Margherita Bianchini

    Erasmus School of Law, research program Rethinking the Rule of Law

    Nathanael Ali

    Utrecht University

    Elaine Mak

    Erasmus School of Law, research program Rethinking the Rule of Law

    Sanne Taekema

    Erasmus School of Law, research program Rethinking the Rule of Law

    Atabong Tamo

    University of Trento

    Diletta Lenzi

    International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)

    Alberto Mazzoni

    International Institute for Cooperatives at HEC Montreal

    Rym Ayadi 

    International Institute for Cooperatives at HEC Montreal

    Emanuele Sessa

    Loyola University

    William Loris

    Loyola University

    Thomas McInerney

    Loyola University

    Vanessa Caruso

    Loyola University

    Steven A. Ramirez

    Loyola University

    Shelly Dunck

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Jaap de Zwaan

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Helen Kopnina

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Abiola Makinwa

    The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Damir Urem

    International Monetary Fund

    Pasquale di Benedetta

    University of Xiangtan

    Salvatore Mancuso

    Union Internationale du Notariat

    Elena Bevilacqua

    Union Internationale du Notariat

    Lionel Galliez

    Union Internationale du Notariat

    Cesare Licini

    Union Internationale du Notariat

    Giovanni Liotta

    Conseil National du Notariat

    Willy Giacchino

    University of Michigan - Law School

    Kristin Roe

    University of Michigan - Law School

    Timothy Dickinson

    Korean Ministry of Justice

    Min Kyong Cho

     

    Pillar #3

    Pillar Coordinator

     

     

    Center for Relationship Banking & Economics (CERBE), LUMSA University

    Giovanni Ferri

     

     

    Financial Pillar

    Bologna University

    Francesco Vella

    Intellectual Contributors

     

    University of Bolzano

    Federica Viganò

    International Institute for Cooperatives at HEC Montreal

    Rym Ayadi 

    International Institute for Cooperatives at HEC Montreal

    Emanuele Sessa

    International Financial Corporation (IFC)

    Flavia Rosembuj

    International Financial Corporation (IFC)

    Sebastiano Bottio

     

    Pillar #4

    Pillar Coordinator

     

     

     

    Fiscal Pillar

    University of Michigan - Law School

    Reuven Avi Yonah

    University of Michigan - Law School

    Zachee Pouga Tinhaga

    George Washington University  - Law School

    Karen Brown

    Intellectual Contributors

     

    International Center for Tax and Development, UK

    Mick Moore 

    Seoul National University Law School

    Chang Hee Lee

    Inter-American Development Bank

    Alberto  Barreix

    The Global Observatory on Tax Agencies at Universitat de Barcelona 

    Eva Andres Aucejo

    IMF Legal

    Victor Thuronyi

    CFE Tax Advisers Europe (Confédération Fiscale Européenne)

    Piergiorgio Valente

    Monash University Business School

    Rick Krever

     

    Pillar #5

    Pillar Coordinator

     

     

    Procurement Pillar

    European Public Law Organization (EPLO)

    Andrea de Maio

    LUISS University

    Livia Ventura

    LUISS University

    Barbara De Donno

    Co-leaders and Intellectual Contributors

     

    Sempertegui Law Firm

    Leonardo Sempertegui

    SciencesPo Paris

    Jean-Bernard Auby

     

    Pillar #6

    Pillar Coordinator

     

     

    Stakeholders

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    Golden for Impact Foundation

    Angela Sansonetti

    Fondazione Adriano Olivetti

    Enzo Maria Le Fevre Cervini

    Intellectual Contributors

     

    Imperial College London – Business School

    Maurizio Zollo

    Impresa Sant'Annibale

    Roberta Cafarotti

    Impresa Sant'Annibale

    Pierluigi Sassi

    KIP International School

    Luciano Carrino

    University of Stellenbosh – Business School – South Africa  

    Frank Brueck

       

     

     

    Piloting Phase

     

    Representative (name-surname)

    Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of
    the City of Athens

    Aggeliki Vassiliou

     

    Athens Development and Destination Management Agency of
    the City of Athens

    Stefanos Kokkorikos

     

    Peer Reviewers

    Rapresentatives (name-surname)

     

    American University

    Matt Glasser

     

    Bank of Italy (Central Bank)

    Silvia Giacomelli

     

     

    Peer Reviewers

    Bank of Italy (Central Bank)

    Monica Marcucci

    Panteion University of Athens (Pillar #3)

    Christos Gortsos

    De Berti, Jacchia,Franchini, Forlani Law Firm

    Cristina Fussi

    The World Bank Group

    Conrad Daly

    The World Bank Group

    Sergio Lugaresi

    The World Bank Group

    Shirin Elizabeth Ahlhauser

    The World Bank Group

    Alexandra Malina Manea

    Frmr. World Bank

    Laura Valli

    Sidley Austin Brussels

    Michele Tagliaferri

    Consultant

    Michele Renda

    The World Bank Group

    Christos Papoutsis

    Frmr. World Bank

    Kishor Uprety

    Universita di Roma Tor Vergata

    Enrico Giovannini

    Environmental Law Institute

    Carl Bruch

    Professor Emeritus American University School of Law

    Emilio Viano

    Standard Ethics

    Jacopo Schettini

    Standard Ethics

    Marcello Cardi

    Georgetown University

    Don De Amicis

    Regent's Park College - University of Oxford

    Isabella Bunn

    Frmr Italian Ambassador

    Enrico de Maio

    US-China Business Association

    Colin Wu

    US-China Business Association

    Deng Tao

    EPLO

    Karen Widess

    Golden for Impact Foundation

    Livio Scalvini

    Bocconi University

    Vincenzo Vastola

     

     

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