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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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“This case is about public managers collaborating with the public. It puts the readers in the shoes of the city planning director of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who is about to embark on a major city-wide environmental initiative. It prompts readers to think about how much…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This significant study discusses the emergence of partnerships for sustainable development as an innovative, and potentially influential, new type of governance. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the ‘partnership paradigm’ is discussed and the contributors explore…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Invasive exotic plants know no boundaries. If public conservation lands’ managers wish to achieve long-term success, it is critical for them to reach out and collaborate with all stakeholders, including private landowners. In Florida, many regions are exploring…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In 2003, industrial manufacturer Eaton, the NGO Environmental Defense, and shipping giant Federal Express formed a partnership to develop a hybrid electric delivery truck. While Environmental Defense had experience setting up successful partnerships with corporations, this was the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Corporate environmental responsibility is becoming an increasingly important strategic concern for companies, their stakeholders, and non-profit organizations (NPOs). Although many corporations now provide financial support, equipment, or personnel to assist environmental interest groups, the relationship between companies and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Historically, investments in crop research and plant breeding have resulted in substantial public benefits worldwide. Because the benefits came largely in the form of improved crop varieties released publicly and requiring only small additional investments for local adaptation,…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “During the last several decades, numerous policies and programs intended to advance environmental goals have been formulated in the U.S. by governmental bodies and implemented by businesses and nongovernmental organizations. This article forwards a multi-sectoral perspective that business…

“The primary objective in developing this Guide is to provide environmental advocates with the tools to determine whether and how to participate in collaborative approaches to environmental management. Specifically, this Guide will … Address common questions, concerns, and requests for guidance from grass-roots and other…