Research Reports

A sectoral deep dive into the frameworks necessary for strengthening the social enterprise ecosystem

Sustainable Transitions

The first-of-its-kind framework - provides tools for tracking, measuring and maximizing impact of startups while increasing their social and environmental contributions

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has launched an assessment framework, in association with Villgro Innovations Foundation and World Resource Institute India (WRI India), to raise awareness on maximizing impact beyond zero tailpipe emissions while also facilitating the creation of a uniform standard for socio-economic and environmental impacts within the electric mobility sector.

It also provides enterprises an opportunity to track and manage their impact from early stages of development, allowing deeper integration of sustainable practices into their business.

Spurred by conducive policies and increasing consumer awareness, the domestic e-mobility industry has been growing rapidly in the last few years. Many start-ups are actively supporting the e-mobility transition, with over 550 start-ups working on various aspects of the EV value chain, as of mid-2021. As startups struggle with integration of impact management amidst constraints of limited capital, resources, and time, this unique impact assessment framework, based on the widely recognized Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, will encourage building products and services that contribute to a more equitable, clean, and inclusive mobility ecosystem.