Successful partnerships balance corporate, social and environmental responsibility, and ensure prosperity for both partners. The most effective type is a collaborative partnership, which exhibits mutuality, equal power in the decision-making process, and resource-sharing. For First Nations, a partnership with a business can contribute to a future that involves them in a mutually respectful manner by incorporating their values and principles. This facilitates First Nations participation in and contribution to a vibrant and strong economy. For businesses, a partnership with a First Nation can result in access to the rapidly growing pool of natural and financial resources currently under the control of First Nation peoples.