Banking For Impact publishes guide on Impact measurement in the financial sector

The Banking for Impact (BFI) working group published the consultation drafts of the guide on Impact measurement in the financial sector and its supplement. Financial institutions are increasingly required to understand and monitor their social and environmental impacts driven by the demands of their stakeholders including investors, clients, and [...]

By |2021-12-29T15:00:46+02:00December 22nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Banking For Impact publishes guide on Impact measurement in the financial sector

Impact Institute and Deloitte about Circular IT: for a Better World and Better Business

Circular IT: for a Better World and Better Business Circularity can be an important pathway to reduce organisations’ environmental footprints and supports the transition to a system that addresses energy and resource scarcity. Additionally, it offers clear business opportunities such as boosting innovation, attracting new investors, proactively addressing regulatory requirements, and managing sustainability-related [...]

By |2021-12-22T16:23:26+02:00December 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Impact Institute and Deloitte about Circular IT: for a Better World and Better Business

Biodiversity: Essential knowledge for professionals

Why is it relevant for organizations and financial institutions to measure their biodiversity impact?  Biodiversity is the diversity of life and nature on Earth, it is at the foundation of human well-being and prosperity. Today, biodiversity loss – the reduction or disappearance of biological diversity – is a global crisis and one of the most daunting [...]

By |2021-12-06T20:29:02+02:00December 6th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Biodiversity: Essential knowledge for professionals

Our GID data used in FD sustainability retail series!

We are very excited to share that our Global Impact Database data has been used for the visuals in the FD (Dutch Financial Times) series where executives of large retail companies are questioned about their climate goals and performance. There are many bumps between good intentions and implementation. This series aims to address the dilemma between a company's and [...]

By |2021-12-06T20:33:43+02:00November 10th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Our GID data used in FD sustainability retail series!

Read our latest publication in the prestigious journal Nature Food!

In their review, Reinier de Adelhart Toorop, Jude Bernard and Adrian de Groot Ruiz compare 32 different methodologies for true cost accounting (TCA) in the food sector. Their study concludes that further collaboration between frameworks is key to their harmonization. Ultimately this can make results more comparable and facilitate engagement in TCA. Read the full publication via the link.

By |2021-09-29T18:03:06+02:00September 29th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Read our latest publication in the prestigious journal Nature Food!

Fairtrade and Impact Institute publish a cocoa household income study

Good news for the Fairtrade chocolate! A study carried out by Impact Institute and Fairtrade reveals that Fairtrade cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire have increased their incomes by 85% over the past several years and that a greater proportion have moved out of extreme poverty. This increase is mostly driven by the higher revenues from [...]

By |2021-08-04T16:17:34+02:00August 4th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Fairtrade and Impact Institute publish a cocoa household income study

Impact Institute joins leading financial consortium to propose new social, environmental impact measurement and reporting rules for banks

Banks have a pivotal role to play in addressing the dauting challenges faced by society.  They have a mandate to assess and manage related risks and, given their influence, are in a prime position to act as stewards in the transition to the impact economy. What they require is the tools to help them on [...]

By |2021-06-30T09:44:44+02:00June 30th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Impact Institute joins leading financial consortium to propose new social, environmental impact measurement and reporting rules for banks

“Bakkerij van Vessem” becomes the first SME to publish an integrated hotspot analysis

As a 4th generation baker, Jos Huijbregts sees the need to create good living and working conditions for the generations to come. This is why Bakkerij van Vessem does not only focus on providing tasty bread for its customers, but also on doing so while paying close attention to the environment and society.  After having [...]

By |2021-05-26T13:57:12+02:00May 26th, 2021|News|Comments Off on “Bakkerij van Vessem” becomes the first SME to publish an integrated hotspot analysis

Towards an Impact Weighted Account Framework

Meeting the climate targets set by the Paris agreement has proven itself to be challenging. This challenge has also led to a rising stakeholders demand for impact statements and reporting. In the past years, we have seen an increasing number of impact frameworks. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EU Taxonomy are only some [...]

By |2021-04-29T16:04:42+02:00April 29th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Towards an Impact Weighted Account Framework
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