Assessing Environmeental and Social Impacts

Assessing Environmeental and Social Impacts

Information and Guidence for Organizations. Fact Sheets.

Econsense. Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business
Impact Investing
Sep 2015

Econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organizations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The guide provides some basic definitions and discusses common motivations and goals for conducting an impact assessment. Commonly used frameworks and methods are introduced and linked to those environmental and social aspects they can cover. The corresponding factsheet gives an overview on over 20 standards for assessing an organization’s activities and their environmental and social impacts.

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