Stakeholders (as opposed to Shareholders) are those parties of an organisation's environment that deal with the non-economic factors and who are not part of any transactions happening on the market, i.e. governments, communities, media, public opinion, or NGOs. A stakeholder normally is an individual or group with an interest in a group's or an organization's success in delivering intended results and in maintaining the viability of the group or the organization's product and/or service.
Stakeholders influence programs, products, and services.
Any organization, governmental entity, or individual that has a stake in or may be impacted by a given approach like e.g. energy conservation, or who might be  affected by any action taken by an organization or group.

On European Affairs level a stakeholder can be an individual investor, a pan-European association or the European Parliament itself.

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