Stakeholder Forum is an international organisation working to advance sustainable development at all levels. Our work aims to enhance open, accountable and participatory decision-making and governance on sustainable development through enhancing the involvement of all stakeholders. We focus particulary on the effective engagement of stakeholders with international policy processes.
Stakeholder Forum seeks to provide a bridge between those who have a stake in sustainable development, and the international forums where decisions are made in their name. To this end, we work with a diversity of stakeholders globally on international policy development and advocacy; stakeholder engagement and consultation; media and communications and capacity building – all with the ultimate objective of promoting progressive outcomes on sustainable development through an open and participatory approach.
Stakeholder Forum was founded in 1987 as UNED UK – United Nations Environment and Development UK (UNED UK), operating as the National Committee for UNEP in the UK. The organization continues to fulfil this function, but was renamed Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future in 2000 to reflect the broad range of activities that the organization undertakes. Stakeholder Forum played a key role in the preparations for and follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and the 2012 Earth Summit (www.earthsummit2012.org). It is also the leading organisation in developing and facilitating global multi-stakeholder processes on sustainable development.
Stakeholder Forum works with consultants from around the world. Stakeholder Forum is a not-for-profit organisation and receives funding from governments, UN agencies, foundations and international financial institutions.