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Ecosystem Stakeholder Empathy Map

Gain critical insights into your key stakeholder goals, objectives, pains, gains and boosters to co-create sustainable value.

explorer labs ecosystem stakeholder empathy map
Your stakeholder’s strategic goals and objectives
Key challenges facing your stakeholder from engaging in your challenge domain
Key motivators for your specific stakeholder to get involved
Barriers preventing your stakeholder from being involved in your challenge domain
Boosters supercharging your stakeholder’s involvement in your sustainability challenge domain

What does it do?

Helps you to empathise your stakeholder’s view of the world. Understand their strategic goals, drivers, barriers and boosters to get involved in your ecosystem challenge domain.

  • Gain key insights into your stakeholder’s view of the world
  • Understand how you can find alignment and joint vision
  • Discover key barriers and boosters in light of common sustainability impact goals

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When to use it

Use this tool when you are early on in the ecosystem formation stage of your sustainability challenge journey.

This tool helps you to understand the world of your key ecosystem stakeholders once you have defined your collective challenge domain.

Once you have understood the world of you key stakeholders, you are in a good position to find ways to collaborate and address systemic challenges and wicked problems like UN SDG’s.

How to use it


Define your ideal ‘as is’ stakeholder ecosystem related to your challenge domain.


Identify those stakeholders vital to being able to address your sustainability challenge domain or UN SDG goal.


Contact and conduct your deep-dive stakeholder interviews with your key stakeholders. Report out your key findings and insights using the five boxes of this canvas map.


Analyse your key insights across all your stakeholder interviews and empathy maps. Prioritise and decide which stakeholders are most relevant and vital to addressing your sustainability challenge.

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