To map stakeholders, AccountAbility’s approach is to rank each stakeholder with a number of factors. This approach provides some scaffolding to enable a more objective assessment. Here is a summary of these factors from an earlier version of AccountAbility’s AA1000SES. Responsibility – the organisation has, or in the future may have, legal, ﬁnancial and operational… Continue reading Stakeholder mapping – for threat or opportunity?
We are nearing the end of the age of empires (see part one of this post). As the old world is crumbling under its own dysfunction, the new shoots of a new civilisation are discernible. This is the context for the shift to sustainability. Civilisation by engagement and community building With the old world essentially a… Continue reading Sustainability, engagement and the end of empires, part 2
Crest Energy has won approval to install turbines in the entrance to the Kaipara Harbour in northern New Zealand. But when lengthy compliance and court processes position stakeholders as adversaries, there will inevitably be losers. How might we find a win-win? Crest Energy plans to install up to 200 turbines in the mouth of the… Continue reading Engagement stories: Kaipara tidal power
With the Christmas holiday break approaching, here are a few books that, for me, show clear signposts of the way forward to a more sustainable world. These books inform in two domains – the first is sustainability, and the second is in the human dynamics of organisations. Common to these books is a process of… Continue reading Inspiring sustainability books
If resources in your business were tight, and you had to choose between reporting and engaging, which would it be? Here is why I would choose engaging. Reporting is a quality assurance process with its roots in twentieth century industrial processes. I regard the current day sustainability movement to have started in the early sixties,… Continue reading Reporting or engaging?
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Sustainability 2.0 is not an established concept. It has popped up from time to time over the last few years. But from the glimpses I have seen, it represents a profound change in the way we think about sustainability.