Striking a balance between sustainable economic returns and nature conservation is a tough challenge. Rabobank and WWF Netherlands have experienced this first-hand over the past six years. Together with producers in Brazil, Chile, India and the Netherlands they are working on a range of sustainability issues in the food & agri production chains. At the ā€˜Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17: what makes a partnership successful?ā€™ congress they have been able to share their successes and lessons learned with nearly 400 professionals from the business community, the government, knowledge institutes and NGOs. As project manager I look back at this event with great satisfaction.