The ECO Solution Liberating trade, improving financial performance
An interest-free credit obligation, fully-backed by investment-grade companies, facilitates the trading of available capacity across our global marketplace.
The ECO Capacity Exchange is an alternative global market place of supply and demand where the ECO is the common unit of account for trade.
Trading on the Exchange unlocks a whole range of beneﬁts for business, creating value in new ways and improving financial performance. Use interest-free credit to procure the goods and services most frequently purchased by Fortune 500 companies, retaining cash on your balance sheet. Discover new customers and deliver incremental revenue while improving asset utilisation and ROCE.
Turning billions of dollars’ worth of under-utilised assets into new, low cost purchasing power
Enabling access to new demand and incremental revenue in an alternative global marketplace
Reducing financial impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations, speculation and other negative influences associated with traditional currencies
Creating competitive advantage and preference through ECO acceptance
The ECO better serves the real economy and those who create growth and prosperity through trade.
The ECO has been designed in collaboration with over 200 noted economists and business leaders and earned the endorsement of the UK and China governments.
Because the ECO facilitates trade without traditional currency, it enables companies in emerging economies to participate in global commerce, wealth creation and social development.
Investment-grade corporations can obtain an interest-free ECO loan from the ECO WORLD ALLIANCE or ECO can be earned by simply selling goods and services directly to other members of the Exchange.
The ECO enables trade of available capacity with anyone, anywhere and is:
- fully-backed by the real economy assets and credit-worthiness of major corporations
- less volatile than sovereign currencies as its reference value is pegged against a basket of five currencies
- less prone to foreign exchange rate fluctuations, speculation and other negative influences associated with traditional currencies
- A way to differentiate your business and create competitive advantage through the ability to engage in non-monetary trade
- Sharia-compliant because it’s free of interest
Every ECO is 100% fully-backed
The EWA enables borrowers to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions about the ECO they have borrowed: Can I account for them? Can I spend them? And do I have conﬁdence holding them?
The EWA issues ECO loans on similar terms that companies already offer credit to trading partners – for example offering 90-day interest-free payments. Loan safety and security are bolstered by interest-free loans being approved by the EWA credit committee and only being given out for 12 months at a time. The amount of each loan is based on the ﬁnancial strength of the borrower and the value of the capacity they have available to sell on the ECO Capacity Exchange.
As every ECO in circulation is always fully backed by investment-grade member companies, the EWA provides a solid governance structure, promoting stability, credibility and ensuring the integrity and liquidity of the ECO.
Credit default insurance and an ECO reserve, created using a percentage of the transaction fee, provides further security. Even in the unlikely event of a default, and a theoretical reduction in the backing of the ECO below 100%, the ECO is still far better backed than any of the world’s sovereign currencies – making the ECO perhaps the world’s most trustworthy medium of exchange.
Enabling secure ECO-based trade in unused capacity across different industries, and leveraging billions of dollars in latent demand.
Watch the video to see how trades work on the Exchange.
The ECO Capacity Exchange is a secure platform providing investment grade corporations with access to zero-interest ﬁnancing, new sources of demand and improved financial performance.
The Exchange is an alternative to inefficient trading systems, enabling members to take advantage of truly global commerce without needing to use cash.
It is the mechanism that enables ECO trades, creating an alternative global marketplace where members can trade outside the cash economy.
The Exchange facilitates trade discovery, connecting members who wish to create more value from their assets.
The Exchange is open to anyone who has something to sell, is willing to accept ECO as a means of payment and pay a small trading fee.
After signing the membership agreement to safeguard the integrity of the ECO transaction process, members will ﬁnd trading on the ECO Capacity Exchange straightforward and uncomplicated, with no disruption to other business processes.
In its illiquid form, idle or otherwise available capacity is carried at great cost and in large volumes on the books of most producers and many cash-constrained countries.
Trading this capacity without resorting to cash creates huge opportunities for corporations in developed markets to enhance their financial performance while enabling emerging economies to engage in wealth creation and social development.
Reliable estimates suggest that the total value of idle or available and surplus capacity globally runs into billions of dollars.
Trustworthy and inclusive
Fully backed by real-world assets
Strong and independent governance
Conserve cash for business critical investment
Reduced volatility and anti-inflationary
Generate incremental revenue
Increase market share
We’ve gained the trust and support of over 350 corporations. Now we’re inviting you to get involved.