iSumo is short for "impact sumo" - and sumo is the Latin word for "claim" or "choose". Therefore iSumo can be roughly interpreted to mean "the impact I claim", or "the impact I choose".

Our projects so far:

The following is an unstructured constellation of enabling infrastructure and functionality, essentially a sandbox of tools that is being assembled to support the vision of creating an Internet of Impact.

1. Interactive Impact Scorecard

An experiment to find a universal way of visualising and enumerating your personal interpretation of non-financial value. Try out the scorecard.

2. A web app

This is a proof of concept to show how Impact Data Pods can serve as a backbone for a distributed ecosystem of live impact data. The web app includes a browser to view and edit impact data repositories, as well as a search engine to aggregate and disaggregate impact data for analysis and decision-making. Users can create an iSumo Impact Data Pod, register it as part of the impact data ecosystem, and then upload and edit data.

The Impact Data Pods are built using SOLID Data Pod technology developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee according to the latest W3C Linked Data principles. These are cloud based storage pods that allow you to take back control of your data. They enable you to store and manage all the impact data about you or your organisation in a single location - every impact assessment that you ever do, or is done by someone else about you - so that you can grow your impact profile over time. You choose how much or how little you want to share.

In other words, which data you want to be totally publicly accessible, and which data you want only a select group of people to access (like your investors or your supply chain). The advantage of using Linked Data is that third parties can always have access to your latest data - it is never out of date. Traditional data sharing is great for transparency, but it also means that the data are out of data as soon as they are shared. This way people can be certain that they always have access to your current impact profile. The pods use an open data structure, which we will be making available to the public shortly.

[ More coming soon... ]