The current financial crisis and its implications on the living conditions of millions of people call for a revisiting of conventional economic and financial models while searching for new approaches and strategies that contribute to a more sustainable and responsible world. 

Since the last century, we have been overwhelmed by different and innovative approaches that businesses, governmental institutions,and civil society organizations are implementing to respond to challenges related to poverty, unemployment, and inflation, along with climate change adaptation, population growth and depletion of natural resources.