Uniting For A World That Can Thrive
The Citizens Media® (CM) is a bridge for transitioning to the new economy.
The bridge will be built by inviting and rewarding conversations that attract investments into projects where people, planet and prosperity can thrive.
Our goal is to create a self organizing system bringing people, communities and resources together through shared values, authentic action and equal opportunity for all.
Serving The 99%
Our economic system works in a way that means the more you have the easier it is to get ahead, which – with the richest 1% soon to own over half the worlds wealth* – makes reducing the wealth gap impossible to do.
It's based on systems that reward profitability, but not individual needs, social or environmental well being. This creates imbalance in the way we manage the production of goods and services, and prevents open sharing of resources and ideas.
With our planet’s ecosystem at risk of collapse, this way of working cannot be sustained.
Where's the opportunity?
Most of today's economy came about by serving the wealthiest 1%, leaving most of us underserved, and we live in the most interconnected, technologically advanced time in human history: a huge opportunity to turn things around!
Solution building is well on its way, but it's happening in different places, and on different platforms. It needs a system through which to unite, which is why we started CM.
The Information Age: a Prezi by Arthur Brock
How It Works
Conversations increase awareness and investor confidence for projects delivering 3P solutions: people, planet and profit – the "three pillars of sustainability". This spurs investments into a Global Investment Cooperative, that enables anyone to be a member and takes a local approach in managing where money should go.
Contributors of conversations get rewarded through a mobile friendly currency called Comcoins®, that can be used to purchase products and services sold by projects, or to trade for alternative currencies, in a values-based, 3P Exchange.
Hold Up! ...we're not quite there yet
Initial development costs are being supported through corporate sponsors investing through a learning partnership, that brings together leading experts, demystifying questions in figuring out how CM will grow.
Called The Great Debate, the learning begins with a series of online hangouts, where anyone who wants to can listen in and get involved. In October, 2015, we’re ramping thing up, by bringing the experts into a collaboration workshop to take place in Whistler, BC.
For our sponsors, The Great Debate offers hands-on participation, leading to connections, opportunity and insights, that excite their global offering, while having a positive impact at the same time. For the experts, it identifies ways for bringing together what we each have to offer in the creation of a world that can thrive!