There was an overwhelming sense of urgency at The World Economic Forum's annual summit in Davos this year – urgency to transform our failing approach to creating a wealthy, healthy, and resilient society. Watching the live debates and reading highlights of discussions between world leaders indicated consensus across the board. During the "sustainability context" discussion, people felt “the notion that consumption-led growth will lead to prosperity for all is outdated.” And, “today’s model of economic growth as a proxy for human well-being is not working.”
Where there is a community interest there is an opportunity for a "community interest company" (CIC). And judging by the impressive growth of CICs - a new company structure introduced in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 - we can see a growing trend in people taking an active interest in their communities.