The methodology in detail
We evaluate a company’s operations, products and services against each SDG.
The impact of companies
Companies are embedded in society, nature and the economy and therefore always have an impact on them. We measure these impacts holistically and align our investments accordingly.
SDGs as a framework
We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for measuring impact. The SDGs have been adopted by all UN member states. They cover all major challenges of the present and are a roadmap for future development.
Focus on products and services
We focus on a company's products, services and operations, to assess its impact on the SDGs. What a company produces is by far the most important factor for its impact. But the way it does business cannot be ignored either. The impact of the supply chain, use of profits and communication are partly taken into account by adverse media monitoring.
SDG profiles of companies
First, we calculate the company's 17 SDG values, which we then combine into an overall SDG value (net), ranging from -100 to +100.
+60 to +100: high positive impact
+20 to +60: positive impact
-20 to +20: neutral
-60 to -20: negative impact
-100 to -60: high negative impact
Easy to understand and transparent
We want to make our rating intuitive and easy to understand. Based on our rating, companies therefore receive:
- Overall (net) SDG Score showing the overall impact
- SDG Flags (positive or negative) indicating the main SDGs covered
- #radiTags showing the main driver of the rating
- Company description giving a brief overview of a company and explaining the most important factors for the rating