Eldis, October 2001
Recommendations on NGO-business partnerships: banana case study by J Bendell for New Academy of Business, UK , 2001
This paper responds to concerns about NGOs working closely with corporates on policy issues, believing that this may lead to their cooptation. It examines how NGOs are affecting corporate behaviour and to identify lessons that will enable the non-profit sector to carry out this new area of advocacy effectively.
The paper asserts that there is a need for NGOs to partner extensively within civil society before partnering with corporations on endorsement programmesVisit the Eldis Website to find out more about this partnership and whether it was able to improve the social and environmental impacts of banana production.