Trouble can come when organizations or companies don’t involve in their projects influential stakeholders like local communities or local respectively global NGO’s. To avoid problems such as financial pressure, legal pressure or pressure from the public or civil society groups,- who object projects or decisions -, “Smart Engagement” shall be integrated. How a project can successfully and sustainable executed (Best Practice) demonstrates the project from VERBUND/Austria providing electrical access to the (poor) Roma population in Bulgaria.
Integrating Smart Engagement into planning, execution and management will deliver outcomes that are not only technically and financially successful but also socially and environmentally acceptable and sustainable. Engaging stakeholders in a smart way is fundamental to achieving this (John Aston and Alan Knight, Smart Engagement, DoSustainability, 2014, www.dosustainability.com) ->PowerPoint Presentation: astoneco_corporAID&ICEP Multilogue_v1.0(18jun15).
We would be pleased to hear from Best Practices Projects involving stakeholders such as NGO’s that led to successful and sustainable results for all concerned. Please contact NGO Committee on Sustainable Development.
Roland Leithenmayr VfV