Kinomé accompanies institutions and companies in various fields of activity on a daily basis in measuring and improving their social, environmental, and economic impact. But what about its own impact?
A look at the impact assessment of Kinomé’s activities and the measurement tools:
What is impact?
First, it is what changes in the long term, following a voluntary or involuntary action, or social, economic or ecological. Historically, impact measurement aimed to limit the negative effects of human activity, through CSR or ESG. Today, in the face of current economic, social, and environmental challenges, impact measurement allows us to gauge our capacity to change the world in a positive and sustainable way. This gives it a key role in our transitions.
“They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it.” said Mark Twain.
What is the impact of Kinomé?
In 2021, Kinomé initiated and accompanied 33 projects in 23 countries of intervention, mostly in continuity with previous years on 4 themes: forest, climate, biodiversity, sustainable value chains, which are expected to evolve in 2022. The main trends were:
- Development of interventions in the fields of Climate and Biodiversity both at the strategic level (public policies, particularly in preparation for COP26, repositioning of companies) and at the operational level (investments, field projects).
- Progress in the maturity of the projects we are promoting
To achieve these objectives, the team uses the shared benchmarks of Ethical Leadership©. Thus, our individual and collective evolution is the basis of our effectiveness, our common foundation and our first lever for systemic change.
How to measure the impact of a project?
Kinomé measures the impact of each of its interventions, as well as those of its clients and partners, with the specific methodology developed from the Ethical Leadership© tools: the 7 Fundamental and Universal Needs of Human Beings©. These needs are to be in good health, to live in balance and well-being, to be safe, to be respected, to have access to quality information and knowledge, to feel included and not excluded, to be fulfilled and to be able to carry out a quality project. All of Kinomé’s activities and projects take into account and seek to better satisfy these needs.
The Project Life Weather Station: a new accessible, universal, and easy-to-use tool.
Based on the principle that the impact of a project or an institution is directly linked to the quality of the experience of the people who participate in it, Kinomé has created in 2021 an innovative tool in the development landscape: a “weather station“. The aim of the tool is to monitor the human conditions of the project and the quality of life of the actors over time, in order to improve the latter, to take a step back and to act in real time on the smooth running of a project.
What are the results and perspectives on the economic level?
Kinomé has continued to expand its team at headquarters and internationally! We are now more than twenty people, most of whom are agricultural engineers, agriculturalists, environmentalists, generalists, or economists. The year 2021 was marked by the opening of our regional office in Lomé, a regional hub and barycenter of our fields of intervention, where we now have a team of 4 people led by our Director of International Operations, thus facilitating the deployment of our activities and our partnerships in West Africa. We also have representatives in Guinea Bissau, Colombia, and Madagascar, where we plan to open a branch in 2022.