We enable companies to be changemakers for a sustainable future

Or, to be more precise: the use of our product will enable business leaders to be changemakers. For example by making more conscious business decisions. And by moving their companies away from profit maximisation to value optimisation by taking responsibility for the impact of their actions. We, the Value Balancing Alliance, are fighting for this paradigm change to happen. We develop and test new concepts to measure the value of corporate behaviour and business models in real life – to translate environmental and social impacts into comparable financial data.

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Our mission: Enabling decision makers to act consciously

Today, there is a wide variety of methods to assess companies’ impacts on society, people, and nature. Our goal is to create a standardised method to ensure greater sustainability, transparency and comparability in business. We are developing this method in iterative steps. During the last year, we have created version 0.1 of the method and tested it in our member firms. The feedback of our members was published in our first pilot study in May 2021 and will be incorporated in version 0.2 of our impact valuation method. Version 0.1 of our papers comprises four papers: The General Method Paper, two papers on environmental and socio-economic impact, and the extended input-output modelling. 

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Pilot testing in companies: First pilot study released

In 2020, eleven members of the Value Balancing Alliance conducted the world’s first pilot testing of its kind. They tested the VBA methodology in their companies against several criteria: feasibility, scalability, robustness, comparability, connectivity, and relevance. The focus was on the impact companies have on society.  This first piloting is an important step towards a standardised methodology for impact analysis across all industries. Above all, it has shown that the methodology can be used successfully with reasonable effort and how the long-term value contribution of companies can be compared.

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LATEST NEWS:
Harvard Business School Impact-Weighted Accounts and Value Balancing Alliance Joint Statement

    • Harvard Business School Impact-Weighted Accounts and Value Balancing Alliance Joint Statement
    • 23/11/2021
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UNCTAD ISAR Honours

Out of 40 nominations from 23 countries this year, we are thrilled to be selected as the Honorees of the UNCTAD ISAR Honours 2021 in the international category for the “VBA Impact Statement and Integrated Accounts” initiative. 

For us, this is a huge stimulus to further drive our work, enabling decision-makers to be changemakers for a sustainable economy.

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