Research and Consulting

The Institute for Sustainable Innovation provides high quality research and consulting services that help your enterprise develop, promote, and implement effective solutions in such fields as sustainable development, environmental and health risk reduction, industrial and social innovation, new technology adoption, green tourism development, and education for sustainable development. Solutions the Institute helps enterprises create ensure effective investment and implementation decisions.

Institute areas of expertise include:

Implementation of sustainable development approaches and green growth strategy which extends traditional approaches and joint use of information to include development and application of new indictors that permit enterprises to compare economic, social, and environmental results as they consider the socio-cultural context of decisions..

Stakeholder engagement for specially protected natural areas that have become significant elements of social, cultural, and economic space. This evolution implies significant changes in the management and planning of the development of such spaces considered not only from an environmental perspective but also from social, cultural, and economic perspectives. 

Strategic environmental assessment contributes to more sustainable development and closer integration of environmental issues during strategic decision-making.

Environmental reporting and publications benefit from the Institute’s unique experience in collecting, processing, synthesizing, and analysis of statistical information on environmental protection and natural resource use, and its modern methods of interpretation, visualization, and presentation of such information permits preparation of better reports and publications. 

Local environmental planning based on comprehensive consideration of geographical conditions (including natural, social, cultural, and economic factors) as accomplished by the Institute enables choice of methods and tools most appropriate for specific areas.

Innovative urban development — at the core of new conceptual approaches to city panning —focuses on creation of urban environments worthy of humans and which enhance the quality of their lives.

Regional natural resource budgets — as satellites to traditional budgets — increase the role and competence of local legislative authorities to enhance natural capital disposition on a sustainable basis and to provide objective information on its current and prospective use.

Environmental and resource conflict prevention addresses issues at the core of global development and determines the scope of environmental issues and the size of transactional costs in their management. 

Urban revitalization during transition to a green economy and sustainable development requires revised approaches to organization and management of industrial areas that consider their roles in economic growth vis-à-vis associated environmental risks.. 

Using systems of environmental-economic accounting in investment planning analyzes changes in prices of natural resources and ecosystem services to inform attracting investment in their use.