"Voluntary civic society organisations are now recognised as a new "third sector" in all economies. Indeed in the drive to reshape the global economy and redesign its institutions, civic society is the primary source of social innovation.
"With our local experience, common wisdom and systems approach, we can review the many levels from global to local. We can identify many of the new policies, programs, social interventions and innovations most likely to reshape a global economy aligned with principles of fairness, democracy, human development and ecological sustainability..."
Hazel Henderson, author of Beyond Globalization 2000