The backbone of Util is our methodology
We believe that to achieve an accurate view of the value a company is creating, all areas in which a company has an impact on people, planet or pocket should be considered.
Since Util was started at the beginning of 2017, we have worked alongside academics and industry professionals to develop a methodology which quantifies both the financial and non-financial value a company creates and destroys, across a wide range of stakeholders that interact with a company on a daily basis.
By using Util's methodology and metrics, investors and companies can measure and compare the total value they create, broken down by Stakeholder (Employees, Environment, Customers etc.) and UN Sustainable Development Goal. By providing a birds-eye view of company value, our goal is to provide a new set of bottom line metrics, helping investors maximise their financial and non-financial performance.
We look at both financial and non-financial value created and destroyed by companies across eight key stakeholders.
We only measure things that every company, regardless of size, geography and industry, has exposure to.
We show returns in numerical, quantified terms. This allows investors to see the overall value their investments are creating, with shareholder returns assessed alongside seven other important stakeholders.
We spend a lot of time analysing a company's core purpose - its products and services. We use machine learning and a wide range of data to better understand how products and services benefit or harm customers.