Taking Partnerships to the Next Level,<br />the N4J Way

partnerships

The Four-Legged Stool Theory is in essence the institutional capacity approach for program scaling: creating enduring impact versus implementing a ‘project’. There is frequent reference to the Three-Legged Stool of sustainable development, or the “Triple Bottom Line” of economic, social and environmental impacts. However this leaves out the fourth key element – organizational capacity – […]

Carbon Offset Investments? De-Risk Them.

Carbon Offset

Commitments to carbon neutrality are leading many companies to invest in carbon offset projects.  How do you manage the risk associated with these long-term, high ticket, high profile, no-kidding-our-kids-are-counting-on-us investments? Here’s how: pick a capable local partner, assess their managerial and technical capabilities, and invest to make them better.  It’s a win all around: projects […]

Destroying Nature Undermines Equity and Justice

My Nature For Justice colleague, Kevin Bryan, posted a blog and video last week on equity and justice and it reminded me of my ‘aha’ movement which set a direction for my career: destroying nature undermines any efforts for equity and justice. The first time the severity of unsustainable farming practices and the importance of […]