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For me, research continues to fascinate my sensibilities. Since we’ve been at it for over thirty years, we have the luxury of time and content to apply analysis and come to pragmatic objective conclusions instead of theoretical subjective conclusions. The business case for a new economy is getting stronger with every new piece of research. It won't be long before the connection between good corporate citizenship and increased shareholder value becomes a contest between companies applying business principles to solving social and environmental challenges. As the nation state declines and war becomes a weak means of solving disputes, partnerships among business, social and environmental service providers, and governments will blur the lines between civil society institutions.
The new economy will finally accept the notion that we are all interconnected and what one person or enterprise does has an impact on others. We live in interesting times with a unique opportunity to improve conditions for the common good. The Internet has connected us in ways unforeseen and will continue to advance civilization. We are witness to a new economy and participants in a new beginning.