Space Value Foundation offers its services to individuals, companies, organisations, banks, investment firms, and public institutions who take sustainability—and their transition towards it—seriously.
From 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles)
Image Credit: NASA, Voyager 1, 1990
Space Value Assessment
We support our clients in the assessment and reporting of the actual multi-layered and multidimensional space impact of their:
We design and execute a detailed investigation of the multi-layered and multidimensional space impact of your productive value chain.
This involves a thorough analysis and mapping focused on the good or service your company or organisation creates and/or provides.
All Space Value Assessment mandates can be expanded into internal capability and architecture build up that provides a platform for future assessment and reporting.
After a period of discovery and detailed analysis, working with our partners, we provide a detailed report and presentation that summarise the findings. We also offer a detailed improvement plan that you can use when and if necessary.
We also provide a Space Value Foundation Seal of Approval to those clients who wish to be known for their sustainable space impact. This is not sold to clients but offered as recognition for a responsible and sustainable impact on space and its many layers.
Our process begins with internal and external investigation and research that establishes a detailed space profile of the assessed entity (for all of the above). We then go through a comprehensive space mapping of the value chain involved.
Next, we quantify space impact looking at the many aspects of impact: planetary, human, and economic. The final stage of assessment involves the integration of impact into value and the conceptual projections of impact-adjusted returns. We provide an authentic strategic and tactical tool for those committed to their sustainability and their footprint.
Benefits to You
A Space Value Assessment (SVA) is a unique and useful tool for those serious and committed to sustainability beyond rhetoric. It allows organisations a deeper understanding of their own impact, and the opportunity to rectify and improve their footprint accordingly.
SVA is not just about emissions, it considers many forms and types of pollution and biodiversity. It is about impact on all layers of space the organisation or project operates in or affects. It is also not just about negative impacts; it considers positive value creation as well.
For many decades, organisations and firms have had to focus on their financial accounts, profit and loss statements and bottom line. Neither markets nor investors nor regulators required them to assess their multifaceted impact. Financial accounts and models have never required a detailed impact assessment.
Climate-related disclosures, and soon nature-related disclosure, are becoming an important requirement across markets. However, they are still voluntary frameworks (like TCFD and TNFD), and many organisations still lack the internal architecture and tools to account for them.
Most importantly, none of the climate and/or nature related frameworks and standards actually consider a multi-layered space context. They do not offer models that can integrate impact measurement with existing cash flow models.
This is where we come in.
Why use Space Value Foundation?
Space Value Foundation applies a unique framework and methodology which goes far beyond and much deeper than the recently popularised ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) integration and reporting approach.
The Space Value framework looks at impact without prejudging and limiting it to three categories like E, S, and G. We look at all layers of space where the organisation or investment operates or affects. We link and plug into existing financial models and equations seamlessly, allowing a transparent and authentic integration of impact.
We do not ‘score’ or ‘rate’. We instead measure multi-layered and multidimensional space impact. We provide the tools for their integration into accounts and models, which allow and lead to organisation strategy and practice improvements when necessary.
Real and Multi-Layered Impact
The SV Assessment maps the impact of our clients or their projects and portfolios across all the space layers they operate in or affect. This is important. Two shipping companies A and B could have very similar financials, but they could be affecting two very different layers of space with different or similar pollutants. One could be shipping cargo with aeroplanes, the other with ships. Thus, while both have emissions, one is affecting the stratosphere and the other the troposphere, and the hydrosphere.
value chains and space layers!
Why a layers assessment of space is key:
Because the value chains of investments affect different layers of space differently.
Two shipping companies based in New York, one transports its cargo with aeroplanes and the other with ships. One affects the hydrosphere and the other the stratosphere. We need a framework that recognises this difference in the layers of space different value chains affect.
Because the intensity of impact differs across space layers.
GHG emissions in the stratosphere do not have an identical impact to GHG emissions on the surface of the planet. The impact of GHG emissions in overcrowded cities differs from the impact of GHG emissions in open fields.
Because cleaning the same pollutant in different space layers involves different technologies.
Cleaning plastic waste from our oceans, from our rivers, from our streets, and from our food chain require entirely different technologies. Cleaning the carbon from the air and cleaning the debris in orbit require entirely different technological toolkits still to be invented.
Given all of the above, the costs of impact differ across different layers of space, even for the same pollutant or type of waste.
Space impact mapping and assessment within the SV Framework is much deeper, multi-layered, and more authentic to the value chain being considered.
How Do We Start?
We start with a conversation to understand your aims and goals.
Our purpose is to help your organisation rethink and redesign the tools through which you measure and map the space impact of your investments and/or value chain, building the necessary architecture and platform for a self-sufficient and efficient assessment and reporting moving forward.
Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994