The activities of the asbl SAKURA Initiative are run and supervised by the mean of different bodies.
The following functional organisation chart gives a very high-level insight of the overall structure :
Involvement of all stakeholders (the different bodies, the members, the projects introducers …) is a prerequisite to the success of the activities of the asbl SAKURA Initiative. Social and responsible initiatives take root in the permanent dialogue between the stakeholders in order to reach the necessary compromise between divergent views. The asbl SAKURA Initiative should replicate the same model.Involvement includes group decision-making, listening to and taking account of others, proactive consultation and participation, consensus, shared responsibility and joint ownership. Involvement means there is no unilateral decision-making. It’s the value of involvement that leads to a sense of ownership.
Sustainability and ethics are high demanding themes in term of knowledge, research and collective awareness.
In order to pursue its vision and to be considered as a credible actor by its peers, the asbl SAKURA Initiative must built up a cluster of high profiles of expertise or experience from the academic (economy, finance, social sciences, …) and professional sectors, or any other domain of activity. They should provide the impetus and inspire the asbl SAKURA Initiative in the definition of its strategy, mission and goals.
To achieve this, the asbl SAKURA Initiative should also implement, comply with and systematically seek out the best practices applied in areas such as : appraisal and monitoring of business and social/environmental activities, social return of investment (SROI) …
In this view, the asbl SAKURA Initiative has decided to take advantage of the “PEERS Direct Investments” methodology, that has been made available for use under a licence agreement.
The combination of involvement, structure and process may be synthesized into the following basic principles :