GLOBAL VALUE: Assessing the Impacts of Multinational Corporations on Global Development and Value Creation

GLOBAL VALUE is one of the largest EU-funded research projects to date addressing the measurement and management of business impacts on global sustainable development. It aimes to create a framework and toolkit that multinational companies can use to comprehensively assess and better manage their impacts.


partners are involved in t

he project, including civil society organisations and companies and some of the leading minds in CSR and development research across Europe, Asia and Africa.

The project develops a "Tool Navigator" which presents and analyses instruments that help multinational companies to assess and improve their contribution to the UN sustainability goals (SDGs).

As part of the


project, t

he Oeko-Institut leads a

work package that

conceptually and empirically examines the effects of institutional frameworks - so-called "systems of governance" - on sustainablility action in multinational companies

. The term "systems of governance" refers to interlocking regulatory structures on a specific topic. Interviews are carried out with actors in Europe, Tanzania and Bangladesh.


More information about the project

Status of project

End of project: 2017

Project manager

Dr. Franziska Wolff

Project staff

Siddharth Prakash
Senior Researcher / Head of Subdivision Circular Economy & Global Value Chains Sustainable Products & Material Flows
Cara-Sophie Scherf
Dr. Jenny Teufel
Senior Researcher / Head of Subdivision Sustainable Food Systems & Lifestyles Sustainable Products & Material Flows

Funded by

European Commission, DG Research and Innovation

Project partners

Central European University
Center for Evaluation
Copenhagen Business School
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
University of Nottingham
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Aalto University
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights

Website of project