Green Economy and Sustainability

Climate change is, undoubtedly, the greatest challenge that people across the globe will be facing in the upcoming century. The EU has committed to becoming climate-neutral by 2050, and its ambitious Green Deal package covers several policy areas, and all key industrial sectors.

And while it is clear why greening the economy has become a strategic priority, developing practical means of achieving net-zero emissions remains a difficult task. Furthermore, for the green transition to be achieved in a sustainable manner, social development must not be overlooked.

Hence, the road towards greater sustainability is far from straightforward, requiring knowledge, investment, and efficient stakeholder cooperation.

At Visionary Analytics, we provide evidence and analytic insight to foster a fair and just green transition. Our services range from developing methodological guidance and tools to undertaking extensive data collection activities to performing rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Selected projects

Uptake of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by SMEs and Start-ups (2020-2021)

This study aimed to map, assess and report to the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on current levels of take-up and possible mechanisms to promote Corporate Social Responsibility/Responsible Business Conduct/Sustainable enterprise codes of conduct and internal action plans within European SMEs and start-ups, paying particular attention to variations between the Member States, regions of Europe and specific sectors of the economy.

Links to the documents: Good Practice DocumentSME checklist

Science, Technology and Innovation for Ecosystem Performance – Accelerating Sustainability Transitions (2020-2022)

The research identifies and evaluates the emerging science, technology, and innovations (STI) to the broad notion of “ecosystem performance”. The project is implemented by Visionary Analytics and the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) for the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).

Foresight on demand “Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Transformation” (2019-2020)

The purpose of the study, carried out along with 4 partners for the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), was to support the Mission Board on developing a forward-looking perspective on the Mission Area – e.g., how adaptation to climate change is likely to evolve in the future, what are the internal and external drivers that may affect this, and how may they play out in the time of the mission implementation and beyond.

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