References and Tools
If you want to complete a comprehensive stakeholder analysis, the International Institute for Environment and Development has a 24-page overview that can help you think through new angles in conducting a stakeholder analysis for this case. It can also help you think through a real life or work situation that you are currently faced with.
Think of all of the players at the local, regional/state and national levels. In working with indigenous cultures, explore clans and other forms of culturally-based leadership roles. Use this checklist to brainstorm options.
- Who are potential beneficiaries?
- Who might be adversely affected?
- Who has existing rights?
- Who is likely to be voiceless?
- Who is likely to resent change and mobilize resistance against it?
- Who is responsible for intended plans?
- Who has money, skills or key information?
- Whose behavior has to change for success?
From: Mayers, J. (2005). Stakeholder power analysis.
- Allow stakeholders to assist in the identification of other stakeholders
- Ensure that stakeholders trust the convenor
- Enable dialogue, not a one-way information feed
- Ensure parties are sufficiently prepared and briefed to have well-informed opinions and decisions
- Involve stakeholders in defining the terms of engagement
- Allow stakeholders to voice their views without restriction and fear of penalty
- Include a public disclosure and feedback process
From: Mayers, J. (2005). Stakeholder power analysis. International Institute for Environment and Development.
Stakeholders Across Cultures
Be aware that some cultures may include future generations, ancestors, religious/spiritual figures, spirits, and non-human entities as core stakeholders to consider and seek guidance from. How can you identify what/who all the stakeholders in this case study may be?
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Read the public’s comments on the proposed changes to the MPCA’s sulfate ruling.