The Impact intelligence KPI is designed for technologies that play a critical role in building resilience in the agrifood sector as it faces the growing challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. They support other businesses, including agrifood companies, by providing intelligence to facilitate informed decisions and support impact creation for both people and the planet.
Portfolio companies addressing Impact Intelligence KPI
About Impact Intelligence
Access to high-quality data is essential for farmers and companies to understand their impact and to reach the sustainability goals that have been set for the upcoming decades. For example, robust data is needed to determine how climate forecasts might affect a specific company, sector, region, type of soil or crop. With data, adaptation and mitigation solutions can be developed, having real positive impacts and empowering local actors and incumbents across the global economy.
High-quality data and intelligence are critical for accurate impact measurement – to understand current baselines, define metrics and measure progress. Integrated solutions such as sensors, hardware, software, blockchain, AI and IoT can lead to high value add at each step of the agrifood value chain, from soil to gut.
These are essential to making sustainability goals, priorities and frameworks operational at a global, local and individual company level.
Impact intelligence enablers play a critical role in strengthening climate resilience and are essential to addressing social and environmental issues across the value chain. Better data and analytics allow for more efficient production with fewer inputs, enabling producers to reduce GHG emissions, water use and protect biodiversity. It allows farmers to increase their revenues with higher and more stable yields and therefore supports their long-term livelihoods and well-being. Clear data also empowers producers and consumers understand and improve the nutritional value of products.
Data collection enables the achievement of impact at scale by providing the tools to assess a baseline, make better-informed decisions and quantify the benefits of impact investments. Through investing in solutions that transform data into impact intelligence, Astanor’s portfolio companies empower every actor in the agrifood system, from farmers to policy makers to mission-driven agrifood tech companies and beyond, to become better equipped for climate mitigation and adaptation.
It is difficult to allocate the direct impact created by an enabler, so this KPI gets measured through its depth (e.g. the number of data points collected) and its reach (e.g. the number of users who benefit from science-based data-driven solutions).