GIST Impact: measuring what matters, to make sustainability accessible to all

June 5, 2020
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About the company

GIST Impact is a technology enabled impact measurement company. Their mission is to become the world's leading Analytics, Solutions and Insights firm. This way, they want to help their clients discover, measure, value and manage their externalities' impact, and thus make more sustainable decisions. 

GIST Impact's inception year

2005

KOIS investment year

2020

Targets corporates, investors & banks, policy makers & regulators and NGOs

Active globally

Understanding impact with a revolutionary sustainability assessment platform

GIST Impact– short for Global Initiative for a Sustainable Tomorrow – turns sustainability metrics into insights. They do so for clients ranging between corporations, financial institutions, non-profits, governments, academic institutions, think-tanks, industry associations and many other types of organizations. 

They work at the intersection of Sustainability, Big Data Analytics, & Intelligent Computing. With their technology-enabled solutions, they empower governments and policy makers to measure impact. Their platforms provide insights at global, national and regional levels. These lead to the development and implementation of the right policies, resulting in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

GIST Impact’s purpose is to help create a Sustainable Tomorrow: a world in which governments and corporations can measure and manage what matters. By going beyond usual measures such as GDP and profit, they wish to nurture a greener & more equitable economy. This purpose, fully aligned with KOIS’ environmental impact objectives, is what drove us to invest in GIST Impact in 2020.

Discover our other projects

BeCode: Training vulnerable job seekers to the digital jobs of tomorrow

BeCode aims to tackle the digital skill gap and unemployment issue all at once. By offering intensive digital training to vulnerable populations, this Belgian NGO already managed to put 65% of its trainees back to work.

From 2020 to 2025, BeCode will receive financing through a Social Impact Bond structured by KOIS. Actiris, the Brussels Employment Agency, will act as the outcome funder. The funding will support the training an additional 450 beneficiaries, with a focus on non-EU immigrants and women.

miDiagnostics: creating the future of diagnostic care

miDiagnostics: creating the future of diagnostic care

Today, ensuring a fast diagnosis of the high number of patients to avoid transmission is critical. Unfortunately, diagnoses are highly time-consuming and hard to get for people in more remote areas. In fact, most accurate diagnostics require drawing blood, sample preparation & lab work. This can result in a long time between testing & treatment. It also means patients cannot be followed-up at home and that carrying out fast & accurate testing in the field is very difficult.

Preventing family separation in Indonesia

Preventing family separation in Indonesia

In Indonesia, approximately 2.15M children live without their parents. Yet, 90% of them have at least one parent alive. The underlying reasons are numerous and complex, but they mostly relate to poverty and lack of access to social assistance.

A Development Impact Bond could help bring a solution to this issue. In this scope, KOIS supported two foundations with the structuring of a DIB to test an innovative, cost-efficient and scalable model of family separation prevention.