In business, it is often said that you can't manage what you don't measure.

This is just as true when it comes to how your business affects society.

Companies are under increasing pressure to show they make a positive contribution to society as well as generating profits for shareholders. Focusing on the financials alone is no longer enough.

In many sectors and markets today, an organization's positive impact on society can make the difference between winning or losing a contract. So measuring and managing those impacts is simply good business sense.

In recent years, methodologies to measure an organization's impacts - both positive and negative - have become much more sophisticated.

A growing trend is to express all economic, social and environmental impacts in a common financial metric; doing this can inspire productive conversations in the boardroom and management meetings, and help to change thinking and action within organizations.

The KPMG True Value methodology has been at the forefront of this movement since its launch in 2014. Since then, dozens of organizations around the world have used KPMG True Value to measure their impacts on society and apply that learning to their business.

How KPMG True Value works

KPMG analysts carry out a detailed assessment of your organization's most significant economic, social and environmental impacts, both positive and negative.

The assessment is totally scalable: it can be applied to a single product or service, to a company's global operations or to the entire value chain including suppliers and the downstream use of the company's products.

Once they have defined the company's material impacts, KPMG analysts then apply a financial value to them. They select the most appropriate valuation factors from a comprehensive KPMG database which is sourced from academic research around the world and continuously expanded and updated.

Find out more by downloading the brochure below.

Client stories

See how KPMG True Value helps businesses improve decision-making, enhance reporting and strengthen relationships, and build the business case for innovation in these client stories:

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