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+02:00July 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+02:00June 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+02:00May 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+02:00March 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+02:00March 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Alliander and Schiphol top Transparency Benchmark

Our partners Alliander and Schiphol became first and second in the prestigious Transparency Benchmark 2016. #Alliander wint #Kristalprijs voor meest transparante jaarverslag. Vereerd! Wij feliciteren ook @NS_online en @Schiphol pic.twitter.com/M4ElYB5LLc — Alliander N.V. (@Alliander) 17 november 2016 As Alliander topped the list, they won the Crystal Prize. The Jury of the Price mentioned that Alliander [...]

By |2018-10-12T07:28:25+02:00November 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments