Michael Warner, Rory Sullivan, editors / Greenleaf Publishing
Providing evidence not only of the viability of partnerships, but also that partnership approaches can provide substantially better outcomes for all parties than can more traditional approaches to development or corporate social responsibility.
This book is about partnerships between the private sector, government and civil society. Its objective is to share practical experiences in establishing and implementing such partnerships and to show how partnerships work. The focus is on the oil, gas and mining industries, as these sectors have tended to be the primary drivers of foreign investment in developing countries. These corporations increasingly operate in regions characterised by poor communities and fragile environments. The more effective use of external relationships to ensure the effective contribution of these investments to poverty reduction and local environmental management is critical, for the companies, for government, and for the poor.