Cocreating Business's New Social Compact

For successful collaboration between NGOs and corporations, flexibility, transparency, and trust must be employed to satisfy local needs

The Idea in Brief

Executives and social activists working together? It's true: after decades of mutual distrust, corporations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are collaborating to combat poverty around the world. Their weapon? Innovative local businesses such as self-help savings and loan groups and construction enterprises.

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