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The proposition that a company's purpose is to create value for customers, employees, investors, suppliers, communities, and other stakeholders is simple. Putting this commitment into practice, however, is not straightforward. 

An important aspect of Y-SIM’s mission is to prepare leaders for these realities. The program supports rigorous research and real-world practice.

  • Our case studies explore the leader’s role in understanding and creating long-term value for stakeholders.
  • We are exploring the concept of “stakeholder-centered design” as a means of conceptualizing and developing innovative products, services and programs that address the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • We prototype tools, methods and approaches and refine them in real-world applications.
  • Our convenings bring together leaders from the academy, business and civil society who share our interest in advancing ‘the how’ of understanding and creating value for stakeholders.
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  • How do you determine which stakeholders, and subsequently which stakeholder issues, matter?
  • How do you proactively identify opportunities to demonstrate a company’s principles in action?
  • How should a company respond to issues it aligns to?
Stakeholder Design Lab

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Category resources

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Exec and entrepreneurial education

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