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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 “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,…

“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…

✴︎ 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…

“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…