How to Pick the Right NGO Partner by Dan Persica at Domtar

ngo-partnership-770x450At its best, a partnership with a nongovernmental organization (NGO) can be a fruitful, symbiotic relationship. At its worst, it can be a drain on energy and resources for both parties. NGOs provide critical insights into the communities that companies operate in, as well as the natural environments they affect, while companies can lend financial support and provide a different brand of expertise. As a pulp and paper company with sustainability at the heart of its business model, Domtar purposefully collaborates with partners who share its business goals, geography, and commitment to protecting forests. Both the Rainforest Alliance and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) partnerships have stood the test of time… [read more]

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