AccountAbility has throughout its history been a leader in designing effective approaches to stakeholder engagement. We have recently designed the Stakeholder Engagement Manual (with UNEP), and the core approach to Stakeholder Panels (with our partner Utopies). Our research has helped guide AA1000SES, the Stakeholder Engagement Standard.
Our research continues to focus on core areas such as:
Understanding the views of key stakeholders. 'Our What Assures Consumers' work has contributed to deeper understanding of consumer expectations and priorities for corporate responsibility across products and services, supply chain, finance, treatment of employees, and marketing and sales. Our network and outreach enables us to keep ahead of emerging expectations from key stakeholder bodies.
Building stakeholder engagement into core management processes. Stakeholder engagement is essential for building game-changing responsible competitiveness strategies. Too few organisations utilise stakeholder engagement to its full potential. AccountAbility works to understand and build tools and approaches that use stakeholder engagement to drive strategy and innovation.
Stakeholder voice in governance. Research suggests organisations require new approaches that enable key stakeholders to shape governance structures and increase accountability. Our work identifies practical ways for organisations to increase the voice of stakeholders in decision-making and develop legitimate, high-performing governance structures.