In joining forces to protect nature there must be a mutuality of interest and an ability to speak each other's language, says Meindert Brouwer
"Companies' share in the responsibility for the destruction and degradation of nature on our planet is considerable. At the same time, these firms – especially those that produce commodities – depend on nature to stay in business. Most of them do not know how to reduce their negative impact on nature, nor do they know how to benefit from nature in a sustainable way. NGOs can help them out...."