The True Cost of Cocoa – Tony’s Chocolonely Progress Report 2018

Impact Institute* and Tony’s Chocolonely have a multi-year collaboration. In 2013, Impact Institute on behalf of True Price carried out an analysis for Tony’s Chocolonely in which the social and environmental costs of a conventional chocolate bar and a Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate bar were calculated. In 2013, Tony’s performed 44% better [...]

By | 2018-11-08T15:36:29+00:00 November 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The True Cost of Cocoa – Tony’s Chocolonely Progress Report 2018

Impact Institute joins CE100 as Emerging Innovator

Impact Institute is proud to announce that it has become a member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme, as an Emerging Innovator. The CE100 Programme is run by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Joining the CE100 network will help us to further our mission to build an economy that serves the world. That [...]

By | 2018-11-05T14:15:36+00:00 November 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Impact Institute joins CE100 as Emerging Innovator

True Price Launches the Impact Institute

Unprecedented change is needed to create a world that enables every one of us, now and in the future, to live a fulfilling life with dignity. Conventions such as the SDGs, the Paris Climate Agreement, and Human Rights give us direction as to what our goals are. To realize these goals, [...]

By | 2018-11-04T15:41:41+00:00 October 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on True Price Launches the Impact Institute

Integrated Hotspot Analysis – the negative and positive impacts of food

Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Impact Institute* and Wageningen Economic Research have developed an approach where positive and negative societal effects of the production and consumption of food can be monitored. The goal is to ultimately provide businesses and consumers with more possibilities to take decisions which [...]

By | 2018-10-15T15:21:38+00:00 September 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

SDG Food Initiative

It is widely known that transformation of the agri-food system is crucial to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This point is stressed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The Director General, José Graziano da Silva states: ‘The SDGs are interlinked and interdependent. But SDGs 1 [poverty] and 2 [hunger] [...]

By | 2018-10-12T07:35:29+00:00 July 31st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Future of Coffee Depends on Adequate Income for Farmers

The coffee sector praises sustainability and yet the chances are the coffee you’re drinking came from farmers living below the poverty line with little security in the future of the farms. The Impact Institute* undertook the first study of its kind with Fairtrade International; a detailed analysis of coffee farmer income across seven coffee producing [...]

By | 2018-10-12T07:33:23+00:00 June 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Prevent Business Takeovers that Cost Society Billions through a Societal Cost Benefit Assessment

The Dutch perceive that the ‘barbarians’ are standing at the gates: their Crown Jewels Unilever and AkzoNobel, frontrunners in global sustainability, are at risk of being taken over by foreign multinationals. The Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp, came up with an answer for the Dutch government: a mandatory respite for the target in case of an [...]

By | 2018-10-12T07:31:52+00:00 May 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Valuing the hidden costs of production in the palm oil sector

A recently published report on palm oil demonstrates how natural and human capital accounting can be used to understand and reduce the environmental and human impact costs of palm oil production. Palm oil is the world’s most popular vegetable oil, widely used in the food, personal care, chemicals and energy sectors. Over 56 [...]

By | 2018-10-16T07:53:09+00:00 March 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Alliander’s Integrated Impact

The Impact Institute * has mapped the impact of all activities of Alliander, the largest energy network supplier of the Netherlands. We looked at impacts on six capitals: financial, produced, intellectual, environmental, social and human capital. For this, we used our Integrated Profit and Loss tool and worked together with Ecofys. Alliander has [...]

By | 2018-10-16T09:54:15+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments