QUANTIFY THE REAL IMPACTS OF COMPANIES ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

Investors and corporates are calling for more consistency, transparency and rigour in evaluating corporate performance.

GIST's science-based, data-driven approach helps companies and investors understand the size of their impact on natural, human, social and financial capital. 

This is the next evolution of ESG.

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Measure all material impacts

GIST measures impacts across the four main capitals - Natural, Human, Social and Financial - covering over 500 different data types, providing insight into all the various ways a company's activities might present a future risk - or an opportunity.

Natural Capital

Social Capital

Human Capital

Financial Capital

GIST quantifies impacts resulting from all the above drivers

This company's air pollution impact exceeds its climate impact.

Use a common yardstick

These days, investors and business leaders must make sense of fundamentally different metrics - parts per million of particulate matter, tonnes of GHG emissions, gallons of water consumed, m2 land use change.

 

GIST's solutions allow apples-to-apples comparison by quantifying all these different impacts in $ terms. Investors and business leaders can therefore compare the size of a company's air pollution impacts to its water consumption impacts, for example.

Benchmark sustainability performance

Most sustainability scores, ratings and rankings only evaluate companies relative to other companies in their sectors. This creates artificial distinctions and makes it difficult to measure how a company is performing in absolute terms.

GIST calculates absolute, quantitative impact, measured in $ values. The result is a straightforward impact analysis that can be applied universally within and across sectors, to compare companies against each other accurately and make informed decisions.

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This company outperforms its sector in the two highest impact areas

Disproportionate impacts can be a good predictor of downside risk

Make the invisible visible

Traditional views of risk focus on the direct risk to a company’s P&L, and its produced (or financial) capital. These are risks that come from environmental dependencies, such as logistics companies threatened by storms or agricultural companies threatened by crop failure.

GIST takes a broader view and also measures risks that come from the impacts of a company - not just those that affect a company’s P&L directly, but also those that affect assets of society: natural, social, and human capital. These impacts present externalities at risk of eventually being internalized - through regulation, reputational damage, or loss of social license to operate.

Pinpoint impacts to geography

GIST's granular, location-specific coefficients across 64,500 50 x 50 sq. km grids that span the whole globe. The result is location-specific impacts based on local context - environmental, ecological, health, socioeconomic and demographic.

 

This allows accurate estimates of the impacts of the same amount of water consumption in a city in Mexico vs. a city in Norway.

GIST offers water risk assessments at 50x50km grid level rather than at (much larger) basin level

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Asset Managers

Asset managers and owners use GIST's data and insights to understand the impacts of material non-financial hidden alpha within their investments.

 

Our listed company datasets provide quantitative impact values based on an objective, science-based, consistent and transparent methodology, providing cross-comparability and benchmarks within sectors.

Corporates

Corporations - from multinationals to SMEs - use GIST's SaaS platforms to measure and manage the positive and negative impacts of their business operations and value chains on stakeholders, society and the environment.

Our SaaS platforms enable business leaders to make informed decisions, manage risks, communicate powerfully about their impacts, and increase business value.

Private Market Investors

Private market investors use GIST's SaaS-based tools to measure and report on the impacts of the companies in their portfolios at every level of fund evolution - from initial due diligence to  ownership and finally to realisation and exit.

 

Our SaaS-based tools offer materiality-based data collection, private and public database benchmarking and compliance-aligned reporting. 

what our customers say

Sweden's largest forestry company

We have always known there are invisible values from our business and operations, beside the annual net profit and loss that we typically report, but we didn't have a tool to visualize or report it.

 

GIST provided us a full picture of the value we deliver to our stakeholders. We wanted to take the lead (in the industry) and this has helped us on the way.

 

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