| 1. Interested Party is any person, group or entity that has a real and direct interest and can make the decisions that will result in a recognizable stake in the outcome within an organization.
Related Terms: Stakeholder
2. Person or organization that can affect, be affected by, or perceive themselves to be affected by a decision or activity.
Note: This can be individual or group that has an interest in any decision or activity of an organization.
[Source: ISO 22301]