An increasing number of companies, investors and civil society organisations have expressed the need to better evaluate the effectiveness of company efforts to mitigate adverse human rights impacts in terms of outcomes for affected stakeholders. This paper focuses on ways to involve “stakeholder voice” in that evaluation, by which we mean the experiences, perspectives and insights of affected stakeholders. These are stakeholders who are affected by companies’ operations and business relationships, and can include community members, workers and consumers.
Stakeholder Voice: Learning from Affected Stakeholders to Better Evaluate Program Effectiveness and Outcomes
In this piece, Shift Advisor Jana Mudronova explores ways to involve the voices of affected stakeholders in the evaluation of company efforts to mitigate adverse human rights impacts.