The IP is fully owned by Upright.
Currently we are using data from three primary sources: open access scientific paper database The Core, open datasets published by i.a. OECD and the English Wikipedia corpus. More about our data approach can be read HERE.
None. The model uses no data that comes from companies themselves.
Upright Oy is a company registered in Finland.
Upright is owned by its founder and team.
Upright has been financing its operations with revenue from clients since its founding. Currently Upright gets majority of its revenue from its investor tool. The company’s aim is to be able to give the net impact data for free to consumers and employees, and fund the operations with investor and corporation tools.
The aim is to cover all companies globally with sufficient internet presence and/or size (revenue USD 500k+). In the free public version (The Playground), we start by publishing a handful of 800 companies and gradually add them.
The model is built in a way where the marginal cost for adding one company is zero. There is no manual analysis required in adding individual companies. A neural network links companies to products and the model automatically calculates the scores. Pursuing our mission requires covering a wide range of companies regardless of ownership structure or reporting requirements.
If something is wrong in your profile (e.g. Leena-Leena has mapped wrong products for you), we hope you let us know about it. We can be reached either by using the contributions pop-ups in the Playground or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our quantification model consists of a pretty vast amount of “normal” arithmetics and modeling, and two neural networks. The first one reads and classifies causalities in natural language, especially the scientific papers. The second one maps companies and product/service labels to each other. More about our model can be read HERE.
The Upright net impact model will never be ready. It is constantly iterated. Every day new scientific research is published and other data regarding impact of companies put online, new companies are born and new products invented. Companies change strategies, introduce new products and let go of old ones. Their net impact is not static, and neither is the Upright model. Additionally, the Upright net impact model and the neural networks serving it are developed every day.
We update the model multiple times a day, and use the newest version for our own research and client work. For the public Upright Playground, we push a new version of the model every couple of weeks. More about our the status of the model and planned next steps can be read HERE.
Our basic principle for putting different impacts into the same unit of measure is defining scores as (teeny tiny) percentages of all of that particular impact caused by all companies globally. Example: Nokia’s greenhouse gas score = all greenhouse gas caused by Nokia / all greenhouse gases caused by all companies globally. After that, the user’s optimization criteria i.e. weights for each of the 19 impact categories are applied. More about our approach to comparing different impacts can be read HERE.
Yes. Our three main user groups who we are doing this for are consumers, employees and investors. You can read more about our users HERE.
Upright is always interested in mutually learning from others who are driving similar missions. However, due to time restrictions, we are quite strictly focused on our own operations.
Currently we are receiving quite many collaboration suggestions. If you send one, please specify how you’d like to collaborate and why you think this would make sense for both of us.
Upright is always welcoming applications from hard-working people with relevant skills. Before sending an application, please see what we say about criteria under People.