Cornerstone Economics

"Our main purpose in life is to love others as yourself and that may include some (business) resources"


—  Lay Hing de Kort-Yee, Chief Purpose Officer & Founder

Business Solutions for a sustainable world

Cornerstone Economics was created to support impactful and sustainable business models, NGOs, and programs through economic, finance, and strategic consultancy and training. We support organizational and systematic change by helping our clients formulate a strategic vision that considers the impact on its community while taking into account its financial sustainability.  We focus on a customized approach with practical solutions to our clients to achieve their sustainable goals. We integrate sustainability into everything we do.

Cornerstone Economics is a purposeful consulting firm that provides research-based strategic insight and learning solutions with an emphasis on social impact and financial viability. We use a cross-subsidization model whereby higher pricing for traditional organizations allows for lower or subsidized pricing for financially-constrained organizations serving the underserved with limited access to professional services.
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Our vision:

Organizations that value mutuality in all interactions; cultivating the relationship between financial, social, human and natural capital.

Our mission:

To advance business solutions that support and create more sustainable, equitable organizations and communities, and facilitate access to professional services.

Mentoring programmes and capacity building

Aim at supporting, mobilizing, motivating, and encouraging social entrepreneurs and startups. Including strengthening of competencies that in turn, support the flourishing and continuous work of the (social) enterprise sector.

Through various educational tools.

Social Impact Measurement

Measuring social impact is the social effect (change), both long-term and short-term, achieved by a organization or project as a result of activities undertaken.

Strategic process and formulation

With our strategic management service we support in your ongoing planning, monitoring, analysis and assessment of all necessities an organization needs to meet its goals and objectives. Changes in business environments will require organizations to constantly assess their strategies for success.


Data is essential for making decisions and crafting a path towards success, whether is practical business related research to socioeconomic related research, we can help.

Cornerstone Economics eLearning

We increasingly face significant challenges and opportunities from environmental issues such as climate change, energy, and water and social issues such as labor and human rights, corruption, and transparency. And we believe that together we have the human capital, skills, and abilities to solve the most pressing challenges.

The Cornerstone Economics eLearning, Training and Practice sessions aim to contribute to knowledge, skills, and development for sustainable impact. Our courses are designed around the Sustainable Development Goals. With tailor-made courses that move and promotes each of the 17 goals: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, Peace and Justice Strong Institutions and Partnerships to achieve the Goals.

Projects we have served

Oranjestad, Aruba

(297) 5922265

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