NGOs Engaging with Business
A World of Difference and a Difference to the World
NGOs Engaging with Business covers a variety of important subjects affecting NGO-business relations, such as the strategy and tactics for engagement from adversarial to cosy funding partners, with the emerging middle ground of negotiated, constructive co-operation; what development NGOs might learn from environmental NGOs; and how NGOs should tackle corporate codes of conduct. Several NGO-business collaborations are documented in detail including: the WWF/Unilever-created Marine Stewardship Council; Rainforest Alliance's environmental management partnership and Chiquita in the Costa Rican banana sector; and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries; and Living Earth's partnership with Shell in Nigeria and the UK. By using examples from Colombia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, the Southern and Eastern country-specific factors that determine different levels of NGO-business relations are examined.