The Global Players: Governments, Civil Society and Business

Posted on August 7, 2004 - 6:27pm :: Social Threefolding | Conscious
Rinaldo Brutoco Spring/Summer 2004 | Kosmos Journal TF! Editorial Comment: Many are beginning to see the tri-sectoral or threefold nature of global social life through the activity of civil society, governments and business. There is also increasing understanding of the essential and complementary roles of the institutions of culture, polity and economy in the pursuit of integral sustainable development. As the article below discusses, the balance of power is shifting and new paradigms are necessary in order to harness a growing global collective intelligence towards sustainable development. Economic power implies greater responsibility and business must be conducted "in a way that is sustainable for society and the planet."