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Advancing Value Creation and a Sustainable Transition by Capturing Stakeholders’ Perspectives – A Case Study

Komori, Michi (2015) Advancing Value Creation and a Sustainable Transition by Capturing Stakeholders’ Perspectives – A Case Study. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Komori, Michi
Abstract:

The objective of the research was to explore whether multi-dimensional, forward-looking sustainability indicators were effective value creation tools for capturing stakeholders’ perspectives. The backdrop was the food sector with a $1.2 Billion agri-food company (Food Co.) functioning as a case study. The research methodologies were materiality assessment and scenario analysis. The materiality assessment used an online survey for scoring stakeholders’ perspectives on the materiality of 15 sustainable development indicators. The results indicated areas of alignment and disconnects between stakeholders. Using the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment scenarios (4), semi-structured interviews, stakeholders’ insights were collected on each scenario’s impact on their operations, potential adaptive strategies, risks and opportunities. The findings from the two methodologies indicated that when the insights were integrated, the most concerning disconnects in the materiality assessment, became in the scenario analysis, strategic priorities for Food Co.’s internal stakeholders. The findings might enable Food Co. to develop strategies for managing risk as well as a sustainable transition.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability Indicators, Case Study, Stakeholders, UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Food Co., Sustainability
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:52
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/256

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