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We developed the first global dataset of living wages and developed a model to account for the impact of wages on human capital, called the Health Utility of Income (HUI). Thanks to this dataset and method, companies can benchmark globally employees’ wages levels again...

For every US dollar invested by Novartis in each of the four carbon-sink projects, an average of USD 7.8 worth of societal value is created thanks to climate change mitigation, ecosystem services, local employment and smallholders’ livelihood. Beyond the initial goal o...

The Las Cruces hydroelectric project in Mexico might lead to a negative outcome for the Mexican if built. A natural and social capital accounting method has been used to assess the project's impact, which can support stakeholders engagement and decision making for this...

The private sector is exploring new ways to measure its societal impact, moving beyond traditional economic indicators. We developed a new model based on social determinant of health studies. The main insight is that not all jobs provide positive societal value. Jobs a...

The Association mellifera is developing a high impact social project around honey bees. Valuing Nature sponsored the creation of a bee colony and calculated the societal value created by the Association mellifera using the Total Impact Valuation methodology. Results sh...

This article summarizes the outcome of a session held at the World Water Week 2015, managed by Valuing Nature, which explored the benefits and limitations of the use of water valuation metrics and presented a range of case studies. One of the important learning is the...

ENGIE, a global energy company, used a water valuation approach to assess the benefits of a water recycling project in Kwinana, near Perth in Australia. It showed that the overall benefit generated per treated m3 reaches more than 3 AUD for a range of stakeholders incl...

A study, presented during the 2014 World Water Week, showed how to link water footprint and ecosystem services valuation to identify the value of rain in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) region. This study was done in partnership with Forest Trends, the Swiss Development and Coope...

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