We will have to get our acts together, within the plural sector and as public-private-plural collaboration across the sectors.
We have more social initiatives than ever (e.g., Youth for Climate, the Circular Economy), but they work apart, whereas our private businesses collaborate for their common interests (such as tax reduction). Hence, the imbalance worsens.
The degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, the denigration of ourselves have a common cause, namely imbalance, local and global. How, for example, to reverse climate change so long as private interests drive conspicuous consumption? We can’t fix all this piecemeal.
No leader, no government, no NGO will come to our rescue. And fixing capitalism will not fix a world broken by its primacy. As shown unfolding on the map below, we ourselves will have to rebalance the globe from the ground, as we network in our communities to get our governments to do what is necessary and our businesses to do what is responsible—collaboratively. Franklin D. Roosevelt told an activist who asked him to support a cause: “I want to do it. Now go out and make me do it.”