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date: 18 October 2019

Activism—NGOs  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Phoebe C. GODFREYPhoebe C. GODFREY

Since the mid-twentieth century, nongovernmental organizations—groups without governmental affiliation that promote community service and political change—have become agents of activism and advocacy throughout the world. Their efforts and actions frequently influence public opinion, which often forces businesses to develop more sustainable practices and operations. Initially confrontational, a more cooperative relationship exists today between some nongovernmental organizations and corporations. ...

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