In the fourth edition of Radar, we look at business engagement from a number of angles – best practices for gathering external intelligence; tips to ensure successful stakeholder engagement; and what makes a multi-stakeholder partnership work.
Janet Voûte of Nestlé gives her perspective on how good dialogue enables very different organisations to co-develop solutions to societal challenges. Craig Bennett of Friends of the Earth reflects on the need for businesses to more effectively collaborate with each other to send a clear and progressive message to government for more sustainable public policy. Darian Stibbe of The Partnering Initiative provides a practitioner’s view of what makes multi-stakeholder partnerships successful.
We also draw on our own experience working with companies on their engagement strategies. Alicia Ayars highlights the essential attributes of more collaborative and solutions-focused engagements. Margo Mosher presents ten tips for ensuring the success of external stakeholder advisory panels. JP Leous discusses how the next phase of sustainability leadership will be claimed by those who better engage with governments to fix policy roadblocks.
We hope you enjoy this summer edition of Radar, which is now available to download on iPad devices. Please let us know what you think!