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.

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.

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

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.


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. 

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Business Sustainability Today Platform

Business Sustainability Today is an independent digital information and discussion platform on corporate sustainability and goals for sustainable development (SDGs). It was co-developped by engageability, the Institute for Business Sustainability, öbu and the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland and funded by various departements of the Swiss Confederation and private companies.

On the platform you can find video reports on innovative leading projects from the corporate world and exclusive interviews with opinion leaders.



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.