In today’s podcast I chat with Alison Taylor, Director of Advisory Services at BSR, a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. Alison, along with Sara Enright, is the co-author of a recent BSR Research Report entitled, “The Future of Stakeholder Engagement”, subtitled of Business Leadership for an Inclusive Economy. We discuss several issues raised by the Research Report, including What does stakeholder engagement mean in the 21st century? How has topic gained such traction over the past few years? What is the role of the compliance professional in stakeholder engagement? How does increased stakeholder engagement help to make companies stronger, more efficient and most critically more profitable?