Green Inc.: Conservation Organizations Compromised By Corporate Dollars
Green Inc., a new book by Christine MacDonald, argues that the biggest conservation organizations are compromised by corporate dollars, New York Times reports.
The book details the salaries and other compensations of some chief executives of the environmental movement. According to the book, Steven E. Sanderson, the head of the Wildlife Conservation Society, reaped in $825,000 for his efforts in 2006; Peter Seligmann, president of C.I., collected $391,000 in 2005.
In the book, MacDonald writes, “once [chief executives] get used to such lavish pay, doesn’t it follow that fundraising — to keep those salaries coming — would trump their core mission?”
However, Mark Pawlosky, who reviewed the book for Grist, is not convinced.
MacDonald wants the reader to accept her premise that the environmental movement has been irreparably corrupted merely because of corporate partnerships — i.e., guilt by association. The author is unable to see any value in conservation groups embracing such alliances in a bid to steer environmental policies within the business community.
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