the environmental and socioeconomic impact
‘Sustainability’ is moving beyond the compulsory paragraph in annual business reports or policy evaluations. Nowadays, most companies look beyond maximizing shareholder value and take into account the environmental and socioeconomic impact of their business.
Business can have a positive impact on environmental, social and economic aspects by focusing on more sustainable operations. On the other hand, they can depend on those environmental and social aspects for their license to operate.
We support impact investors and businesses creating this insight. Either by developing and implementing an impact management framework, which can be used to demonstrate its impact to different stakeholders. Or by developing different investment scenarios and demonstrate how these investment decisions will contribute and impact the different environmental, social and economic aspects including a stakeholder analysis.
… for private sector
Wolfs Company has developed dedicated impact methodologies, like our Impact Scan, to gain insight into the dependency and ecological socioeconomic impact of your business. These data and insights have been used for strategies to incorporate risk management, but also to create strategic business opportunities.
… for public sector
We help governments to measure and monitor the impact of investments and/or policy on the economic, social, cultural and environmental realms. We combine acknowledged theory e.g. OECD framework to map indicators and implement impact pathways to support policy. We work with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), System for Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) and other widely accepted standards.
… for investors
Investors who seek sustainable and financially responsible investments are supported by quantitative analysis of their investment decisions, analysis of the dependency on environmental and social changes on the businesses in their portfolio. And we can provide and implement a framework for integrated and synchronized reporting on financial and non-financial impacts of their investments.
Impact management projects
This webinar offered by GIZ, the Natural Capital Coalition and Wolfs Company provides deep insight into the benefits and relevance of developing evidence on the opportunities and risks that may arise from impacts and dependencies
Tim Polaszek, from Wolfs Company, alongside representatives from METRODS, Brazil, and Open Cities Institute, India, presented case studies on the localization of data to achieve national SDG targets. On the 29th and 30th of April,
Wolfs Company contributed to World Bank’s publication, Implementing nature-based flood protection: Principles and implementation guidance, by sharing insights into the economic value of natural capital in disaster mitigation of coastal flooding events; as well as experience
In 2017, Wolfs Company and the VU University Amsterdam supported capacity building activities in Belize by implementing a comprehensive Natural Resources Valuation (NRV) training program for more than 20 government officials and representatives of Belizean