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Impact Valuation Factors

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Impact Valuation Factors

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Sustainability Research

Which factors determine an organization’s social, environmental, and economic footprint? What do decision-makers need to support the sustainable development of our society, environment, and economy? Valid data is the key to assessing the impact of corporate activities holistically.

As experts in macroeconomic analysis, WifOR Institute provides such data for companies, associations, foundations, and ministries. Our mission is to set global standards in Impact Measurement and Valuation and make data transparent and comparable worldwide.

What is Sustainability Research?

Sustainability research at WifOR examines social, environmental, and economic interrelationships using scientific and interdisciplinary methods. Macroeconomic analyses are applied to determine the impacts of corporate activities – from the extraction of raw materials to the finished sales product.

WifOR’s sustainability research is categorized into social, environmental, and economic impact. This approach offers a holistic overview of organizations’ and industries’ impacts while also delivering actionable insights for addressing sustainability issues.

Research projects either focus on a specific dimension of impact (e.g., Scope 3 Assessments or a company’s Economic Footprint) or follow a multidimensional approach (e.g., SEE Impact Valuation). Our SEE Impact Valuation model contains over 170 impact indicators, can deep dive into the sustainability dimensions (social, environmental, economic) and provides in-depth impact analysis as the foundation for sustainability management.

Social, environmental, and economic indicator examples:

Social Indicators
Environmental Indicators
Economic Indicators

Use cases for WifOR’s Research

WifOR’s research enables companies, organizations, and industries to:

  • Measure and understand social, environmental, and economic impacts
  • Comply with legal or regulatory requirements
  • Develop strategies to communicate impacts and sustainability performance
  • Incorporate sustainability metrics into business decisions and prioritize sustainability targets

Use Case Overview:

Reporting and Investor Relations
Use Cases Sustainability: Communications
External and internal Communications
  • Country & stakeholder perspective – local content
  • Global and regional impact narrative
  • SDG contribution
  • Enriched stakeholder dialogue
Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Supplier screening and engagement
  • Prioritize efforts
  • Set targets
  • Improved decision-making
Strategy and Holistic Steering
  • Overview of social, environmental, and economic impact
  • Comparability and benchmarking
  • Improved decision-making

Product Overview

What are the advantages of WifOR’s Research?

WifOR collaborates with internationally recognized standard-setting bodies, statistical authorities (e.g., Worldbank, OECD.Stat, Eurostat), and is a scientific partner of the Value Balancing Alliance. We are pursuing a globally consistent set of Impact Measurement and Valuation standards.

To ensure the validity of our data, we use renowned macroeconomic models and scientific methods based on peer-reviewed publications. Our model is considered the most comprehensive and up-to-date EEIO model on the market, benefiting from ongoing yearly updates and close alignment with official statistics.

As WifOR’s data and calculation methods are fully transparent, we:

  • Help you implement impact metrics in your organization
  • Ensure you own and understand your data
  • Guide you in explaining your data to stakeholders
  • Support you in the auditing process

Our analyses and reports are widely recognized and valued by decision-makers worldwide. Since its foundation in 2009, WifOR has successfully implemented over 650 projects in more than 55 countries. The diverse client base includes associations, ministries, companies, and NGOs.

Jari Kinaret
Director of the Graphene Flagship Project
WifOR’s study on the Graphene Flagship’s Economic and R&D Footprint provides evidence that the EU’s investments in the program are paying off in multiple ways – in Europe and worldwide.
Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll
Dr. Marc-Pierre Möll
CEO Managing Director
On behalf of the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), WifOR Institute has produced a holistic assessment of the social, economic, and environmental footprint of an industry – the first of its kind worldwide. The SEE Impact Study from 2022 serves as a foundation for quantifying the industry’s, and supply chain’s sustainability, based on key indicators and industry comparisons.
Dr. Tobias Hackmann
Dr. Tobias Hackmann
Excellence Lead Industrial Health Economy Roche
WifOR has been supporting Roche with macroeconomic analyses for many years – most recently with an impact valuation using the VBA method. The results are very valuable for us; they create transparency about the Social Impact of our activities along global supply chains – for our internal as well as our external stakeholders.

Do you want to measure and improve your organization’s impact or present it transparently to your investors? Then please contact us for further information.

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