a person or body that is directly or indirectly involved with a company or organisation and has an interest in ensuring that it is successful

(Note A stakeholder may be an employee, customer, supplier, partner, or even the local community within which an organisation operates.)

"...the stakeholder concept is meant to be a new kind of low-cost, flexible personal pension aimed at those who are less well-off. Whether it will really encourage them to put aside money for retirement is a moot point. Ministers said companies would be able to charge no more than 1 per cent a year to qualify for the stakeholder label" [Financial Times]

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