Partnerships on environmental issues account for a third of all business CSR partnerships on a global level, according to The Business Guide to partnering with NGOs and the United Nations, a guide published by the UN Global Compact, Financial Times, and Dalberg Global Development Advisors that rates NGOs, UN agencies and other social actors from a business partnership perspective (exec summary).
The guide is targeted at business leaders and maps out and profiles possible social partners. It provides practical contact information, as well as case studies and aims to improve how business and the social sector work together.
Key findings and insights from the report include:
- 73% of companies anticipate that partnerships with NGOs and other social actors will be important or extremely important for them in the next 3 years,
- The key reasons for corporations to partner with NGOs include effectively implementing their CSR programs and to build trust with stakeholders,
- A third of partnerships at the global level relate to environmental protection, while almost 40% of those at the local level are in the education sector,
- Microfinance constitutes only 5% of the partnerships, but is rated the most successful type of partnership (average score of 4.17 out of a total of 5), and
- Of the “hidden gems” – leading local and regional organizations identified – 40% are in Latin America.
You can order the report here.