Geneva, 29 November 2022 - aperture, the growth capital and marketing services company, together with Impaakt, a collective intelligence platform for impact data, today launch their inaugural “Global Impact Report”, a ranking of the companies having the most positive and negative impacts on the planet.
The Global Impact Report takes an annual snapshot of company impact data, using the Impaakt data platform. Impaakt relies on the collective intelligence of more than 50,000 trained community members to source and rate the relative importance of factual information about companies’ impact on the planet, using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as the framework. The premise is that the community’s collective views are not only valid, but more neutral and objective than the views or methodologies of any individual ratings provider.
At a macro level, the results show that most companies are not yet doing enough to improve their planetary impact. From the companies assessed, the contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are more negative than positive. Most companies – however good their products – still have a negative environmental footprint from their operations. Nonetheless, while no company’s impacts are wholly positive, there are some companies that have significant positive impacts on both people and planet.
Clean energy companies top the list. Unsurprisingly, clean energy companies score well in the rankings, with First Solar and Sunrun taking the top spots. However, companies from other sectors, and possibly less intuitive names, also feature in the top 10, such as Mastercard, Schneider Electric and Moderna, maker of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Companies from the oil and gas, mining and tobacco sectors are those with the most negative scores, with CNOOC, Vale and Saudi Aramco coming bottom of the list. The report also shines a light on other companies, such as Apple and Nestle, which one might assume would have a high positive score, and shows how, when multiple factors are taken into account, the picture is more complex.
Ben Robinson, co-founder of CEO of aperture, commented: