Policy highlights:

  • Civil society organizations are regularly seen to name and shame companies for what they consider to be socially and environmentally unsustainable business practices within the companies’ own operations or in their supply chain. While there is a clear role for civil society to play in this regard, it also increasingly teams up with business to establish more sustainable value chains. Indeed, multi-stakeholder partnerships are central in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
  • However, civil society and business have different interests and ways of working. Successfully collaborating is far from a simple exercise.

Therefore, this issue of Great Insights zooms in on civil society – business collaboration by a diverse set of authors from civil society, business, development practitioners, academics and other experts. They come from Europe, Africa and beyond. Most importantly, they bring different perspectives on civil society – business collaboration for more socially and environmentally sustainable value chains. What does it take for civil society and business to pull in the same direction? And how can governments engage more effectively to facilitate such collaboration? The articles shed light on these questions.

Read more in ECDPM Great Insights Magazine – Volume 8, Issue 1. Winter 2018/2019.

Connected themes
Share this post

Related items

INCLUDE 2021 Conference report Building forward more inclusively-cover
INCLUDE conference report: ‘Building forward more inclusively’

We are proud to share the newly released conference report, from INCLUDE’s online event ‘Building…

Closing session social card
Building forward more inclusively: looking ahead for Africa’s recovery post-COVID-19

Read about the most important recommendations that emerged during the wrap up of the INCLUDE conference ‘Building forward more inclusively’ on 16 June 2021.

Getting up to speed with inclusive development

One of INCLUDE’s core beliefs is that so much knowledge already exists, it just needs guiding to the right places and the right people in order to reach its full impact for policy and, ultimately, for development.

Two INCLUDE-related projects awarded additional grants to continue work on inclusive development

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has awarded 22 projects within the WOTRO Impact and Innovation Grants (I&IG) that build on previously funded NWO-WOTRO projects. Two of these projects are led by researchers from former INCLUDE programmes.

Africa Day: Beyond the Celebration

On 25th May each year, Africa Day is commemorated diversely in the continent and the diaspora. I would like to share some thoughts about what I believe must be an important day of reflection and re-commitment in our continent.