10 The initiative group

10.2. Goal, objectives, and tasks of the initiative group

The goal of the group is to establish an ABC, with these objectives:

• Discuss and thoroughly understand the ABC concept.
• Spread the concept throughout the market.
• Gather the maximum number of supporters for the initiative, and potential ABC members.
• Prepare the background to establish the ABC.
• Organize the first general assembly of the ABC.

The tasks of the initiative group:

• Agree upon, and state, the values of the ABC.
• Write an ABC mission statement.
• Design the ABC’s organizational structure.
• Prepare the ABC’s legal background.
• Discuss and prepare the principles of the audit system.
• Prepare the construction of the audit system.
• Discuss the issue of the audited data dissemination.
• Create the first business plan of the ABC.
• Prepare the selection and hiring of a managing director.
• Get potential members on the board.
• Communicate with the market.

Some of the tasks above were discussed in the previous chapters. Some of them are new; these will be discussed in the next chapter.

The initiative group is the platform where the industry discussions about the ABC, its role, etc., will be carried out. A lot of work will be dedicated to completely new things.

The initiative group may very well be the core of the ABC’s first board of directors. After all, these people will invest their efforts in this project. They will probably be the most educated about what an ABC can and should be.

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