AccountAbility Global Webinar on the Stakeholder Engagement Standard

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On July 13th, AccountAbility hosted a well-received webinar presented by the Global Head of Research, David Pritchett, on the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES, 2015). The webinar, which was attended by a global audience, included a short presentation on the AA1000SES (2015), how this fits to the broader Series of AccountAbility Standards, and supported with examples of leading practice case studies to highlight the importance and value of the different elements of the Standard. Furthermore, the webinar portrayed results from AccountAbility’s recent global research survey on Stakeholder Engagement practices and trends.

The AA1000SES (2015) establishes the benchmark for good-quality engagement, developed using a broad-based, consultative, multi-stakeholder process. The AA1000SES (2015) is a generally applicable framework for the assessment, design, implementation and communication of quality stakeholder engagement. The AA1000 Principles of Inclusivity, Materiality and Responsiveness create the foundation for the AA1000SES (2015) and the Series of AA1000 Standards.

AccountAbility CEO, Sunny Misser stated, “The AccountAbility principles underpin the practice of engaging with stakeholders to understand their expectations about governance, policies, strategies, practices and performance. It is about transparently accounting to stakeholders on performance and on the issues that matter to them. Applying the AccountAbility principles will help organizations develop innovative and sustainable responses to issues that matter, presently and in the future”.

The AA1000SES webinar is part of a series of activities carried out by AccountAbility to promote use of the AA1000 Series of Standards.