A stakeholder can be anyone who is affected by the decisions of a company. It can also be someone who makes decisions that affect the company.

Stakeholders can include:

  • Customers
  • Community Members
  • Employees
  • Investors
  • Shareholders
  • Suppliers

Stakeholders can help businesses make important decisions and plan for the future. They influence the company’s ability to complete their mission and meet their goals.

There are layers to stakeholders depending on how much they can be impacted. Below is a graphic created by Stakeholdermap that shows the levels of stakeholders.