NGO's Shift To Carrot-Flavored Sticks

A study finds that increasingly powerful NGO's are 'moving beyond a culture of criticism to one of engagement with business and other partners in a search for solutions.'

SustainAbility, a British consultancy company, has published a study that observes the shift in how NGO's operate. The study includes case studies in which NGO cooperation with business has had a more symbiotic relationship. "The rewards are tempting, both for NGOs to inculcate their human values in the business world, and companies looking to grow their economic value." While a shift to working collaboratively may present a model for getting things done, there are critics who point out that "NGOs that have earned international credibility as watchdogs could be in danger of becoming lapdogs."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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