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Multi-stakeholder initiatives : a strategic guide for civil society organizations


Document type: report
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Abstract: The rationale for civil society organisations (CSOs) to engage in multi- stakeholder initiatives is to influence corporate activities to move in a more sustainable direction. Over the past 15 years, CSOs, which include non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and trade unions, have been involved in many different initiatives involving multiple stakeholders. This guidebook takes stock of the experiences they have gained and identifies lessons they have learned in the process. The aim is to strengthen the influence of CSOs in multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs). This guide is intended for professionals working for CSOs and participating in MSIs. It provides strategic perspectives for action and highlights critical issues to address when participating in MSIs. It is based on extensive research and experience gathered by SOMO over the years.
Authors: Huijstee, M. van
Category: Policy
ISBN: 978-90-71284-95-3
Keywords: civil society , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
PAGE: 70
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: SOMO
Year: 2012
Right: © 2012 SOMO
Subject: Development Cooperation General
Title: Multi-stakeholder initiatives : a strategic guide for civil society organizations