Corporate-NGO Partnerships through Sustainability Labeling Schemes : Motives and Risks

Titre Corporate-NGO Partnerships through Sustainability Labeling Schemes : Motives and Risks
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Auteur PORET, Sylvaine
Date 2019
Pagination 16 p.
Notes Preprints
Résumé Abstract : «This article analyzes the emergence of partnerships between corporations and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through voluntary product labeling schemes. The economics, management, and business literatures are reviewed to highlight cross-checking, consistencies, and complementarities among these disciplines. The objective is to identify and analyze the motives, risks, and joint benefits of partnering via voluntary product labeling, using examples from the agri-food sector. This study is an attempt to offer a framework of corporate-NGO partnerships by showing that the drivers and risks of each partner merge because each takes a step into the sphere of the other. The main risks – namely, a loss of profitability, credibility and legitimacy – are related to the financial and existential dependency and the asymmetric information between the partners in favor of corporations, inducing an ``NGO-capture'' risk. «

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