The Metrics Matter Foundation has been founded to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. 

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Metrics Drive Sustainable Transition

Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and its impacts. The increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, and unpredictable weather patterns seen today are clear indicators of the ongoing climate crisis. If left unchecked, these changes could lead to devastating consequences for both human and natural systems.

Metrics enable us to measure environmental impact and identify improvement areas. They help set measurable goals for emission reduction and track progress. By monitoring energy use, waste, water consumption, and carbon footprints, we can adjust strategies towards sustainability goals and make informed decisions to combat climate change.

Assessing supply chain impact is crucial for success

Supply chains play a significant role in climate change. They involve the production, transportation, and disposal of goods, all of which can contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Industrial manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation — key components of many supply chains — are some of the biggest contributors to global emissions. 


The impact of any product or service can only be properly accessed by understanding the supply chains and resources involved. The measurement of impacts in the supply chain, is therefor of pivotal importance to mitigate climate change and the transition to a sustainable society.
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Poor supply chain transparency impedes progress

 

Global supply chains suffer from a lack of transparency, complicating impact assessment. Even when Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data is accessible, its utilisation can be difficult.

Generic LCA data frequently overlooks subtle improvements within specific supply chains. This lack of attention discourages organizations from investing in numerous minor innovations necessary for achieving net zero.

If these challenges aren't addressed, our efforts to reduce and mitigate climate change in a timely fashion are likely to fail.

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ESG Metrics

ESG Metrics

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The Metrics Matter Foundation aims to accelerate the adoption of reliable ESG metrics within supply chains.

We tackle these challenges through the following approaches:

1. Enhancing the accessibility and relevance of existing (scientific) data for organizations globally.

2. Backing initiatives that speed up the use of actual impact data, requiring the exchange of supply chain data on an unparalleled scale.

Our projects

The projects of the Metrics Matter Foundation have been inspired by effective altruism and aim to maximize counterfactual impact. The foundation aspires ‘multiplier effects’ by supporting other  (nonprofit) initiative to increase their adoption and efficiency. 

Veriam

Veriam is an Identity & Access Management (IAM) solution designed specifically for the secure and compliant exchange of data across value chains. Through the Metrics Matter Foundation, this solution is provided free of charge for all applications regarding the exchange of ESG metrics.

Theory of change
Veriam provides the required authentication and authorization layer for the secure exchange of ESG data. By removing this bottleneck and concern, Veriam will accelerate global adoption of quantified sustainability strategies based on accurate and realtime (ESG) data. 

Veriam is reusable and integrates with existing IAM solutions currently deployed by organizations worldwide. If implemented on a global scale, assuming 10 million organisations, Veriam can reduce unnecessary overhead with up to 10 billion euro yearly, thereby freeing up the necessary resources for the transition to a sustainable society.  

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Navigator

The Ecosystem Navigator is a community-driven, moderated directory. It contains all the resources organizations require to efficiently incorporate sustainability into their strategies and operations. It provides organizations with a tailored view that matches their specific needs, reducing noise and facilitating effective decision-making.

The Metrics Navigator solution is a community-driven, moderated directory that contains all the information and solutions organizations need to move towards appropriate quantification of the impact. It is provided free of charge, aspiring to benefit all stakeholders within the ecosystem.

Theory of change

Providing transparency to the ecosystem (including legislation, standards, software, non-profits) supports organizations to efficiently incorporate sustainability into their strategies and operations. This solution thereby removes bottlenecks for the adoption of data driven sustainability strategies. 

Providing transparency to the data provided by third parties (including IPCC, numerous nonprofits and commercial organizational and product ratings) support organizations to find and acquire the data they need for sustainability strategy.  The solution is driven by AI and supports multilingual fuzzy search, ensuring the right data can be found.

Ecosystem

The Ecosystem Navigator is a community-driven, moderated directory. It contains all the resources organizations require to efficiently incorporate sustainability into their strategies and operations. It provides organizations with a tailored view that matches their specific needs, reducing noise and facilitating effective decision-making.

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Metrics

The Metrics Navigator searches (meta) data of all global sources for ESG data. It’s driven by AI and supports multilingual fuzzy search, ensuring all data can be found. 

It’s first release will search structured (meta) data provided by organisations worldwide, including the data provided by IPCC (united nations) and hundreds of (non-profit) organisations globally.

Future releases may also search unstructured data, including metrics provided in research papers and policy documents.

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