Belief 01

Our future is blue

It is our belief that over time, mankind has over-exploited the Earth. We are now exceeding the planet’s boundaries, having taken more from the Earth than it is able to give back.

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Belief 02

Leadership is collective

The COmON Foundation is always involved in very large and complex processes that right from the start bring together government, profit and non-profit institutions and communities.

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Belief 03

We ignite

Private family funds play a leading role in launching global transitional movements and driving political processes, because they dare to take the risks in the early stages that public institutions shy away from.

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Our future is blue

It is our belief that over time, mankind has over-exploited the Earth. We are now exceeding the planet’s boundaries, having taken more from the Earth than it is able to give back.

The red economy, based exclusively on the consumption of natural resources, has almost come to its end. This exploitative economy has resulted in economic crises, droughts, manmade deserts, wars, refugees and climate change, to name but a few of the disastrous consequences. Over the past few decades, efforts have been made to build a so-called green economy; green, however, has turned out to be too costly and available only to the happy few. As a result, it never really took off.

At the COmON Foundation, we believe that the only sustainable way forward is to strive for a Blue Line Society™. This society offers a better, less destructive balance; it means taking less from the Earth than the planet can give back. As a consequence, the greater the extent to which we achieve a Blue Line Society™, the healthier our planet becomes. Blue Line is a philosophy based on the principles of nature that create healthy income flows in the form of sustainable business for profit. In a Blue Line Society™ , we will focus on locally available resources to fulfil the basic needs of both people and planet. We will restore and conserve nature, while at the same time creating economic and inspirational values.

Leadership is collective

The COmON Foundation is always involved in very large and complex processes that right from the start bring together government, profit and non-profit institutions and communities. This is not something we can achieve by ourselves, and as such we are constantly on the lookout for partners who share our vision: the world is in a state of transformation and we are here to push it in the right direction, in collaboration with others.

We understand the need for collective leadership and the capacity of a collective, composed of strong individuals. Representing different organisations or institutions, they are equipped with a collaborative willpower. They share a strong conviction of the need to make their joint contribution to the common good, in a world in transition.

We ignite

Private family funds play a leading role in launching global transitional movements and driving political processes, because they dare to take the risks in the early stages that public institutions shy away from. We constantly call upon fellow funds and grant makers to join us with a view to spreading the risks and generating greater combined financial impact for projects that offer huge potential. If we succeed, institutional investors will follow. And even if we fail, at least we will have tried.