The 3Pillars licensing model is based on usage – if your organization is just getting started with the methodology of Sustainability Return on Investment (S-ROI) you can order an economical single-study version, which runs for one year and provides access for one facilitator and 10 participant users.
More advanced users can opt for the multi-study license, which allows an organization to run an unlimited number of studies throughout the subscription period and includes access for two facilitators and 25 participant users. Multiple-study subscriptions require a one-time set-up fee of $1,000.
To order, please download and complete the 3Pillars Order Form (PDF)
EarthShift offers a Free 3-month Trial Account to Master’s and Ph.D. candidates to assist in their S-ROI studies. Annual subscriptions are also available at 50% off commercial subscription rates; contact us for classroom license agreements.
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EarthShift Global also offers special pricing to non-OECD countries. Please contact us for details.
There are two 3Pillars user types: facilitators and viewers. Facilitators are able to create the models, enter data and changes, and run analyses. Viewers can comment and run the analyses. Comments capture changes and provide a mechanism for change control.
EarthShift Global is a pioneer in S-ROI methodology – our founder and CEO, Lise Laurin, is a widely respected S-ROI expert, international speaker, and author of multiple papers and a forthcoming book on the subject.
The Environmental and Social Impacts of Biofuels Production: Total Cost Assessment of Biomass Utilization Trials in Japan (PDF)
Pilot biofuels projects in Japan have allowed a better understanding of the actual land use, processing requirements, and economic impacts of biofuels. Through the use of Total Cost Assessment (TCA), this study looks at the costs and benefits of Japanese investments in biofuels production in order to determine whether the projects are sustainable.
Tags: biofuels, Total Cost Assessment, social impacts, Life Cycle Assessment, sustainability ROI,
Sustainability Return on Investment: A Scenario-based Multi-criteria Assessment Tool for Policy-Making (PDF)
Policy makers use various tools to make decisions, looking at impacts to businesses, communities, and the environment. As systems become more complex, the trade-offs between different social and environmental impacts make a simple decision increasingly difficult.
Sustainability Return on Investment (S-ROI) originally developed as an industry Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MDCA) tool, provides more transparency in how weights are defined and how they are applied. This methodology shows promise in its ability to assess the sustainability of policy from the perspective of the environment and groups affected by the decision.
Tags: sustainability return on investment, Total Cost Assessment, multicriteria decision analysis, social impacts
We’re ready to help you and your organization at any stage of your S-ROI explorations - EarthShift Global offers workshop facilitation services, training, and full-study services that can help kick-start your process and bring it efficiently to completion.
At every step of the way, you’ll benefit from the tight integration between 3Pillars software, the only general-purpose S-ROI application on the market, and our team’s coaching and sustainability consulting expertise, responsiveness, and collegial style of working.
3Pillars runs on current and recent versions of Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox version 9 or higher, Google Chrome, and Safari browsers on both Windows and MacOS environments. Although it will run on screen resolutions of 800x600, we recommend monitors with a higher resolution for minimal scrolling.
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