About CSM

About Us

The Centre for Social Markets is in the business of transformation – social, economic, political and institutional – for the public interest. CSM promotes a progressive social and environmental agenda by harnessing the power and potential of markets, entrepreneurs and other economic actors to do good.

CSM’s mission is to fundamentally change the culture of markets and other social institutions to advance social justice, human rights and sustainable development.

Such a culture change will not be possible without changing current mindsets, attitudes and behaviors at the individual and institutional level.

CSM believes that such change has to be guided by respect for internationally accepted human rights norms and standards, and a personal commitment to civic action for the benefit of current and future generations ,in particular the most disadvantaged.

CSM seeks to accomplish its mission through democratic values and procedures of transparency, accountability, participation and an intolerance of corruption. It expects the same of its partners and associates.