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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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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School “documents attempts to restructure a public-private partnership between the operator of a $200 million trash-to-energy cogeneration plant and a consortium of two dozen Massachusetts municipalities.” The case “describes the process that…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This teaching case from Harvard Business School is a supplement to Plum Creek Timber (A) and discusses Plum Creek Timber Co’s decision to “go ahead with negotiations for a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties….

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Public-Private Collaboration in Agricultural Research: New Institutional Arrangements and Economic Implications examines the impact of the private-sector takeover of the field, and what it means for funding, research, technology, and more. Beginning with U.S. agricultural research financing, the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Plum Creek Timber Co., the nation’s sixth largest private timberland owner and forest products company, must decide whether to enter negotiations with the U.S. government to establish a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on its Pacific Northwest properties for…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The rapidly changing external environment is having major implications for the role of NGOs, their sources of funding, the nature of their relationships, and their activities. Globalization, the increasingly multinational nature of business and electronic communication, has caused…

“In recent decades it has become apparent that [environmental challenges such as global warming and population growth] encompass more than simply science and economics, and an innovative model is supplanting traditional decision-making methods. This new model is collaborative environmental planning, and it is being used increasingly…

“For more than 25 years after passage of the Coastal Zone Act, there were no formal regulations to implement it. Instead, [Delaware’s] Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) used an informal, undefined regulation system that pleased neither environmentalists nor industry representatives who disagreed…

“Throughout the United States, communities are struggling to meet the demands of stormwater management requirements. EPA recognizes the need for new and innovative solutions to finance and manage stormwater runoff, especially in urban areas, to achieve and maintain the water quality goals of the Clean…