Businesses and Financial institutions struggle with reporting on impact internally and externally in an effective and efficient manner. The Integrated Profit & Loss (IP&L) provides an impact measurement and reporting tool that solves the key problems of impact reporting experienced by businesses. The IP&L quantifies impact, by expressing various economic, environmental and social impacts in one metric. It consolidates the impact of business activities and units to the company level. Finally, many businesses are transitioning to an integrated annual report. However, just like an annual report without a P&L would not be very meaningful, what is the value of an Integrated Report without an Integrated P&L?

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True Costs and True Prices 

The root problem of sustainability is true costs: the external costs of production and consumption on society, such as CO2 emissions and underpayment, that are real but are not included in the price. The solution is true pricing: making these costs transparent and eliminating them by producing more sustainably. A product with a true price is sustainable; if all products have a true price, the economy is sustainable. True pricing provides brands with a tool to know how sustainable their products are and what steps would contribute most towards the sustainability of their products. As governments and consumers move to internalize externalities, true pricing is also a tool to identify and quantify the greatest sustainability risks.

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All countries worldwide have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals as the agenda for sustainability. Businesses are crucial to realize the SDGs and many businesses also want to contribute. Since the goals are on a global level and reporting is done at the national level, it is not exactly clear how businesses can meaningfully contribute beyond reclassifying current activities however. Our SDG solutions help businesses integrate the SDGs in their sustainability activities and measure their contribution and progress to the SDGs.

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Development of Standards

Together with our partners, we work on developing a unified language for measuring impact by use of open source standards, for impact measurement and valuation. These standards are developed in an inclusive and scientific manner. To ensure that these standards are used effectively, we offer trainings and courses based on these standards.

If organizations see a need for the development of a standard on impact measurement on a specific domain, we happily work together on realizing this.

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Eradicating poverty is a key challenge for the global economy and making sure that those who work are lifted out of poverty is an essential element. Businesses are increasingly discovering their responsibility to ensure that workers in their own operations and throughout their value chain earn a living wage. However, it is a major challenge to know the living wage gaps throughout the supply chain and improving wages in a way that makes sense economically. Impact Institute offers businesses with the strategies, tools, and data to measure and improve their living wage performance in the most efficient and profitable manner.

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Carbon Emissions & Natural Capital

Managing the carbon footprint is critical for a successful company. Given the broadly recognized need to mitigate climate change, businesses both fulfill their societal responsibility and mitigate the risks of reputational damage, higher COGS and higher interest rates as a result of climate action by governments and consumers. Low-carbon products also offer business opportunities. The Impact Institute offers businesses with the strategies, tools, and data to measure and reduce their carbon footprint in the most efficient and profitable manner.

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