Invitations are extended to stakeholders that are:
- External to the project.
- Impacted by the project.
- Influential in the success of the project.
Although not formally included in goal formulation, these entities can be included in the implementation of the solution.
Formulating viable solutions to large-scale, global problems requires industry involvement. Inviting large businesses into town hall meetings insures that all stakeholders are given an opportunity to contribute to solution development. The specific industries included, and the businesses invited, are project-specific. The role played by each project participant is also project-specific.
Climate change offers a prime example of a project requiring solutions that impact a wide range of industries. Businesses that are affected by these solutions will find value in participating in projects that influence their business methods, and the markets they serve.
Companies that play a positive role in the development of solutions will have a higher likelihood of prospering in an greener, sustainable economy. Sponsoring projects provides businesses that are currently part of the problem with avenues for becoming part of the solution.
The president of the U.S. set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% within 9 years. Achieving this target will require participation by federal, state and local government agencies.
The state of politics today has rendered legacy town hall meetings ineffective. An update is needed. Online town hall meetings provide citizens with a powerful, efficient path for communicating with government officials. They provide government officials with a stable, efficient environment for communicating with citizens.
Town hall meetings and the projects that emanate from them offer government officials with broader insights into constituent perspectives. Exposure to a common message from a wider range of constituents will improve government responsiveness by creating closer alignment between citizens and those that serve them.