Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen

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The Inclusivity Index – On the way to a humane globalization

We all hope for a world in which we can achieve a healthy balance between economic, social, ecological and ethical perspectives. But the big question is how this can be achieved.

In the context of the Global Ethic Institute’s annual theme “Sources of Hope“, Institute Director Ulrich Hemel drafted a number of theses on humane globalization and worked out a “magical square” for the great transformation. Following his trip to Latin America in early 2023, this concept became the subject of further in-depth discussion in a think tank with experts from Mexico, Peru, Germany, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and Colombia.

In the first methodological step, existing global indices were selected that make the dimensions mentioned measurable, such as the Human Development Index and the Gini Index of Social Inequality for the social perspective, the Biodiversity Index and the carbon footprint per person for the ecological dimension and the Corruption Perceptions Index and the Social Trust Index with regard to ethics. The GDP, national debt and growth were also important for economic aspects.+

Secondly country profiles were developed, primarily with a view to the strongest (top 25%) and weakest (low 25%) countries. The “Inclusivity Index” as a real meta-index then shows where the opportunities and challenges for the countries can be found.

Secondly country profiles were developed, primarily with a view to the strongest (top 25%) and weakest (low 25%) countries. The “Inclusivity Index” as a real meta-index then shows where the opportunities and challenges for the countries can be found.

On this basis, beginning with Mexico and Peru, political paths of action are now being derived that can lead to “inclusive development paths” and a veritable “social strategy”.