Community Partnerships Improve Sustainability Payoff

synergy.gifDespite known inefficiencies, development initiatives that partner with community organizations have much better odds of achieving sustainable value, Stanford Business School reports.

On a practical level, engagement with local communities helps to ensure that development initiatives actually work to improve the quality of human life in developing countries, said Christopher Elias, president of the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).

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Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.