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CHAPTER 21STAKEHOLDERS AGREEMENTS

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, andso on—have found that none of these is fully satisfying or permanent—

What remains? Nature Remains.

—Walt Whitman

When I feel lost or blue, nature is one of the places to which I turn for solace. It does not disappoint. In the past ten years, the concept of stakeholder has been getting increasing attention.7 A stakeholder is different from a stockholder or the local community that promotes a standard of social responsibility by serving as a watchdog. The stakeholder is any individual, group, or organization that has a direct interest in the results, activities, or impact of an organization. In ways similar to the responsibility ...

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