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We engage in digital transformation with the purpose of creating value for our enterprises. Hence the core of our research is learning how to measure the ensuing business value when it is not readily apparent in a P&L statement.
Total impact valuation—the practice of quantifying and monetizing a company’s economic, social, and environmental impacts—may, at least in theory, address the issue. But it has almost as many methodologies as it has companies engaging in the practice. Below, we feature new research that surveys the state of the field, including lessons from BASF, Samsung, AkzoNobel, and 11 other trailblazers that have published the methodologies and results of their quantitative impact analyses.
As you’ll read, what’s needed now is standardization. Without common methodology and a common language, total impact valuation will remain at best an immensely challenging, scattered practice, and at worst a self-serving, misleading instrument. Follow the links in this newsletter for our full report—as well as more encouraging findings about the very real, quantifiable value of building a culture of innovation.