How Many P’s in a PPP? Driving sustainable development through partnerships

By Justin Perrettson, Senior Advisor, Corporate Sustainability and Public Affairs, Novozymes   After recent international agreements on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Financing for Development, “Public-Private-Partnerships” are now seen as a way to combine economic, environmental and social criteria that result in multiple and mutually reinforcing benefits for a number of stakeholders. However, a “PPP” is more than just “Public”, “Private” or a “Partnership”. It is a series of underlying behaviors: Patience – as a virtue and a value: If “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, and a “Week is a long time in politics”, in an era of intense pressure to deliver results fast, seamless real time reporting of current events and seemingly even faster analysis, the time required […]