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Governance for Environmental Sustainability: The Case of Public- Private Partnerships

Funding: 2006: $74,835
2007: $65,000

Project Member(s): Benn, S., White, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW Department of Environment and Conservation Partnership Funding)

Start year: 2006

Summary: The project aims to model best practice governance of public private partnerships, with particular reference to their capacity to drive organisational changes required to improve the environmental performance and productivity of Australian businesses. Establishing good governance of these emergent and amorphous interorganisational forms involving multiple stakeholder interests while enabling creative problem solving is of wide theoretical significance. We will combine a case study approach with survey analysis to deliver outcomes to advise policy makers and business on design and implementation of such partnerships. The study will facilitate the long-term success of Australian business while facilitating its environmental sustainability.

Keywords: public private partnerships, organisational change, interorganisational collaboration, governance, environmental sustainability, sustainable business,

FOR Codes: Other (e.g. safety), Organisational Planning and Management, Business and Management not elsewhere classified, Other, Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified, Energy not elsewhere classified