Author Daniel Waistell, Standards Manager of London-based AccountAbility, has provided the most recent benchmarks of identifying stakeholders for businesses to pursue greater sustainability in their respective operations. These standards are often coupled with world protocol reporting guidelines, including Global Reporting Initiative headquartered in Amsterdam (a United Nations-based program voluntarily used by the majority of Fortune 1000 companies as well as myriad small and medium enterprises). Waistell demonstrates the need for more transparency in business operations and reporting activities to achieve greater accountability for a wider array of non-traditional stakeholders.
"Principles for Accountable Leadership — The AA1000 Series,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol1/iss2/6