The idea for 7 Billion Presidents started with a question – How would a society where there is well-being for all look like? The answer to this was followed by a plan for an alternative economic model to replace capitalism. We like to call it 7BP economy. This new model focuses on using profit that companies make to build a better life for all, instead of accumulating wealth for shareholders.
This is happening right now with 7 Billion Presidents. With the profit made from the products we sell, we invest in clean energy by installing solar panels in various public spaces. These panels also generate profit as the locations become climate-neutral. Therefore, we receive back the money saved from their electricity bills. This means all profit generated is then used to re-invest in more renewable energy. Anyone can be a President and Join in taking control of our common future and growing this movement.
As civilians, we are already generating billions of profit. We aim to change the flow of this money back into communities to improve all of our lives. “Build the new, and the old will become obsolete”. That’s our strategy. We are already doing most of the work for companies like Uber, Airbnb and Wikipedia. For that reason, we believe that this transition can be done swiftly, if we all use our skills and talents to create products, services, companies and platforms.
We believe the best way is to start Building this World ourselves, in confidence and hope that others continue to join in Building the New together.
Buckminster Fuller once said that “the secret of change is, not to fight the existing, but to focus all of your energy on building the new”. This is what we choose to do. We don’t wait for governments or big corporations to change.
We do this ourselves.
All of us.