Societal Thinking Code of Sharing

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License: This philanthropically funded body of knowledge is a free public good and is being shared openly and made available as per the Creative Commons, CC BY SA 4.0 International License. Leaders across various walks of life are encouraged to use this body of knowledge for their work while adhering to the requirements of this license, in the following ways:

  1. You may copy, distribute, display copies of the materials, in any medium or format, for any purpose (including commercially).
  2. You may adapt the materials i.e. remix, transform, and build upon the materials.
  3. You must give appropriate credit and attribution, provide a link to the license and the copyright notice.
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  5. You may use materials in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that the Foundation or any of its founders and representatives endorse you or your use

Attribution: When Societal Thinking is mentioned or expressed in various artefacts such as papers, publications, inserts in respective collaterals, blogs, presentations, proposals, websites, videos, talks, comments, speeches and any other form of expression not specifically mentioned here proper attribution must be provided.

If Societal Thinking is mentioned in documents (digital and / or print) in any form whatsoever including but not limited to text, presentation, brochures, banners, other digital, printable items, it could say, “Societal Thinking, CC BY SA 4.0 International License, C4EC Foundation, Copyright © 2024 C4EC Foundation”.

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Furthermore, in case Societal Thinking is mentioned in video files audio files such as podcasts, webinars or other forms, you may add text or create a Creative Commons audio file to orally tell the user of the license and attribution
It would not be appropriate to mention C4EC Foundation or a member of the Societal Thinking Collaborative, as a partner, consultant and / or advisor for developing Societal Thinking, in the context of your respective project or programme. An explicit and adequately visible attribution, as described above, that the Societal Thinking is being used in accordance with the license, would be sufficient. For any further clarification, please feel free to reach out to us.

1 C4EC Foundation has no commercial interest in developing and sharing this body of knowledge and is making the same available as a free public good. This body of knowledge (Societal Thinking) is being co-created with a rapidly expanding network of global thinkers, leaders and practitioners from across multiple sectors and walks of life.