chapter  7
27 Pages

Risks and rewards: NGOs engaging the corporate sector

ByJOHN SAYER

The relationships between international development NGOs and corporations are explored further in this chapter; it addresses this subject from the perspective of the policies NGOs hold towards corporations, and the processes by which these policies have been developed. In particular, four dimensions of these relationships are examined: how much common ground NGOs share in terms of their interaction with companies; the coherence of NGO calls to companies for improved conduct and a greater contribution to social justice; the internal process of NGO policy making regarding corporate relations; and the tensions which may have emerged in the policy-making process.