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Collective action on sustainability 500x500As the sustainability agenda gathers steam, global firms partner with social organizations. “Collective action” is the new buzzword: the government, private sector, social organizations and innovators come together to build solution ecosystems around environmental issues.

See: Business and social impact

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In Tanzania, a unique alliance is working to improve the country’s generally low agricultural productivity. The goal of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)—whose partners include Unilever, the fertilizer company Yara International, SAB Miller, Monsanto, and the government of Tanzania—is to create an efficient agricultural value chain, with the expectation that it will triple the area’s agricultural output.

Source: “Business and social impact,” Deloitte University Press, http://dupress.com/articles/bus-trends-2014-business-social-impact/.