"GIST has developed its proprietary methodologies that are aligned to the VBA 0.1 methodology and the Natural Capital Protocol and Social & Human Capital Protocol to enable companies to measure their multi-capital impacts across all four capitals. Additionally, GIST has developed proprietary data crawling tools that help gather publicly disclosed data from annual reports and sustainability reports to generate estimated impacts for publicly listed companies (currently covering MSCI ACWI). Key Advantages of GIST Impact Intensity Database (GIID) are as follows:
a) Based on company disclosures of operational impacts
b) Multi-capital accounting incorporating natural capital, human capital and produced (financial) capital
c) Methodology aligned to VBA 0.1 and Natural Capital Protocol and Social & Human Capital Protocol
d) Current coverage includes MSCI ACWI listed companies and growing
e) Multi-year data to enable benchmarks / peer-comparison / trend analysis
The suite of tools includes calculations, data and spatial presentation"