Environmental Stewardship

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CDS has a long history in helping people use the cooperative business model in emerging markets related to environmental sustainability. Our work has primarily been in the areas of:

  • Sustainable and organic agriculture
  • Renewable energy
  • Sustainable forestry

CDS’ work in these sectors is most typically with groups that voluntarily seek to develop “market-led” approaches to these opportunities, where our skills in business development and analysis are most useful.  While CDS’ work is sometimes used to support public policy development, we see ourselves as a community-based economic development organization, and not a policy or public advocacy organization.

Contact us if you would like to explore an opportunity with us.