Stakeholder processes

Want to know what makes your stakeholders enthousiastic about working with you?  Ask Pieter to help you with them.

Pieter’s experience

Many people have learned from books about Stakeholder Processes, Pieter did them!

15692085578_16a8f229db_o-kleinIn 1992, The United Nations decided that citizens, business and institutions should join the global policy conversation on environment, development and life-quality. In 1997, the UN introduced the “Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues”. As representative of a large group of NGOs allied in ANPED, Pieter regularly participated in these dialogue-sessions. He also joined the steering group of the first UN Multi-Stakeholder initiative called into being, charged to study the effectiveness of voluntary agreements between governments and businesses in achieving the sustainable development targets.

In 1998, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) started a process to work with stakeholders in reviewing the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Pieter led the NGO delegation in this process, that ended in the adoption of the 2000 revision of these guidelines. This process balanced precariously between old-fashioned government consultation, dialogue and negotiation.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) started in 1997. In 2002, the GRI Stakeholder Council was founded. Pieter spent six years as a member of this body, and was vice-chair from 2004 to 2006. To Pieter, the GRI is a the leading example of how a joint initiative between different stakeholders can achieve something historic.

The IUCN Netherlands Comittee had as its mission to participate as stakeholder on behalf of nature with governments and business. IUCN NL pioneered near revolutionary relationships between governments, business and NGOs. Pieter was in the middle of those developments, and is ready to share that experience with you.

As Head of Marketing and Communication for Triodos Investment Management, Pieter was directly involved with the stakeholders of the Bank. After having been a NGO-activist stakeholder for years with business and government, he now experienced the other side of the table in a business.

Finally, he was interim Executive Director of the multi-stakeholder initiative, the Natural Capital Coalition. Because of their shared mission, this broad coalition is a game-changer in the way business is done on this planet.