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.
We enjoy working and collaborating on selective positve impact projects which we conduct as commissioned work.
The CEO Impact Rating
A current example is the creation of a framework for a new CEO Impact Rating for Switzerland, initiated by the Schweizerische Umweltstiftung and their Schweizer Umweltpreis. This new rating, which for a first time assesses the impact a CEO and his organization have on society and the environment, will be launched in 2021 and published by the BILANZ as a world premiere.
To date CEO ratings assume that the company performance equals the CEO performance. Our framework differentiates between the two and furthermore looks at the impact beyond traditional shareholders and stakeholders, to measure a broader impact and contribution to society.
Focused Reporting Methodology
Another recent project consists of contributing to the evolving methodology of the sustainability reporting assessement initiative launched by Swiss partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development öbu and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN / BAFU) and conducted by our close partner engageability.
Focused Reporting assesses more than 100 Swiss sustainability reports every two years regarding their comprehensiveness, credibility and relevance. Measuring relevance remains a challenging aspect in reporting today, and this is where we contribute with our insights and expertise gained from the Gapframe methodology.
Interested in your positive impact competencies?
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.