Waseda Institute of Advanced Studies (WIAS) Waseda University

Research seminar on transdisciplinary perspectives towards environmental sustainability
“The impact of stakeholder relations on the environmental policy of the public sector” (7/8)

“The impact of stakeholder relations on the environmental policy of the public sector” (7/8)


Despite management researchers’ recognition of the importance of stakeholder relationships in shaping various types of organizational policies, empirical assessment of these relationships remains sparse, especially in the context of environmental sustainability. Instead, management science emphasized stakeholder theory more broadly. Moreover, most of this scholarship focuses on private sector organizations. This study aims to fill both research gaps by illustrating the underlying mechanisms that cause public organizations to respond to the various pressures exerted by their stakeholder relationships. It then empirically assesses how differences in stakeholder relationships are related to public organizations’ decisions to adopt different environmental sustainability policies – comprehensive or incremental policies. Finally, it provides important, practical information about the types of relationships public organizations may need to implement sustainability policies that are more likely to achieve global climate goals.


Shirley-Ann Behravesh(Adjunct Professor at Global Sustainable Enterprise, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA)

Shirley-Ann Behravesh is an Assistant Professor of Global Sustainable Entrepreneurship at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Behravesh is also a senior scientist for global futures at the Global Institute for Sustainability and Innovation. He holds degrees in management, finance, production engineering and sustainable development. Her research focuses on strategies to encourage the adoption of sustainability practices and innovation in organizations and communities. Growing up on a small island in the Caribbean, Dr. Behravesh has a particular interest in building resilient communities through grassroots innovation in small island states and developing countries. He teaches courses on innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable development. Dr. Behravesh works with and advises sustainability organizations and serves on the City of Tucson’s Climate Action Advisory Board.

date and time

Monday, July 8, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Hybrid style (Zoom share available)
Room 811, Building 11, Waseda Campus, Waseda University



Potential recipients

Students, faculty members, researchers, regular participants


Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management (RIEEM)

Institute of Management and Sustainable Development

Waseda Institute of Advanced Studies (WIAS)



Prior registration required. To participate, please register until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.