Partnerships for Progress: A Case Study

Partnering seems like an obvious way to make more progress faster on the very big problems we’re facing. Combining resources and expertise makes a lot of sense when addressing such large issues as climate change, human rights, and water scarcity. But matching up the practices and strategies of corporate, NGO, and governmental entities is a daunting challenge. Fortunately, there are those taking on this mission, and making progress on making joint efforts. Exhibit A: twenty organizations have formed the California Water Action Collaborative to support projects that will protect that state’s water future. The group’s members range from Nestlé, General Mills, and Coca-Cola to The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, from Ag Capital Management to the Alliance for Water Stewardship. Read about the four collective projects that have been put into motion here.

John Howell, Editorial Director