Free Tools for Practice

The Institute focusses on bridging the gap between theory and practice and translates its research and conceptual work in the area of business sustainability into concrete tools.

Free Assessments for leaders and business

What is your responsible leadership competency?

The Competency Assessment for Responsible Leadership (CARL) is a science-based pracitioner tool for CEOs, leaders and - optionally their teams - to assess where they currently stand in terms of their strengths and blindspots to maximize their positive societal impact.  

Take the FREE 5-minute online assessment now and receive an instant personalized assessment report with further recommendations. Or find out first more what the tool is all about. 

How (truly) sustainable is your business?

The Positive Impact Test is based on the true business sustainability methodology (Dyllick-Muff, 2016). The methodology differentiates between "business-as-usual", early sustainability, advanced sustainability and true business sustainability. The four differentiators of Positive Impact Organizations can be achieved with eight innovation strategies. These also serve as a basis to determine the status quo of an organization.  

Answer eight short questions and receive a free assessment of your organization. We guarantee of course an absolute confidentiality of your data. 

Free learning tools - positive impact videos for your class or your presentation

Learn about how to see societal and environmental challenges as business opportunitities

Learn about the benefits and advantages of aligning your business to solving a societal purpose

Learn about the difference between true business sustainability and greenwashing. Uncover BST 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0

More tools and links

True Business Sustainability

How to shift from inside-out to outside-in

True Business Sustainability is a typology to orient businesses in their sustainability journey, offering a roadmap for business to become a force for good.

Positive Impace Space

The PositiveImpact.Space is a platform designed to for sustainability professionals to meet, learn, share and develop their sustainability competencies.

How changemakers can maximise their positive impact

GRIPS Process

How businesses can innovate strategic sustainable opportunities

SDGXCHANGE is a strategic innovation tool that unlocks the potential of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into business opportunities.


How multi-stakeholder groups can prioritize their actions

The GAPFRAME is a framework that translates the SGDs into key measures for nations and regions, outlining the gap of where we are today versus where we need to be so that all of us can live well on our planet.


How leaders can become more responsible

The Competency Assessment for Responsible Leadership (CARL) is a quick online assessment, which generates a responsible leader profile around five competencies and three domains of action.