07 December 2018, 09:00 - 18:00. Amsterdam, € 95,58

Creathon Scale of Significance

Creathon Scale of Significance

07 December 2018 09:00 - 18:00

published at 25-09-18, by Erik Friedeberg

It is time for a new kind of valuation for companies. Join us in the development of the Scale of Significance. The scale is developed in open source. Hence, it belongs to everyone. At the same time, it is important to establish clear guidelines, so that everyone can at some point embrace the new standard that is accepted and used all over the world. Join us!

More than just a balance sheet

Almost everyone in the financial world – but also an increasing number of entrepreneurs in other areas - agrees: a traditional balance sheet is no longer sufficient for a proper valuation of a company. Balance sheets only show the financial situation and ignore intrinsic value. In spite of the fact that the deeper and often hidden value makes up for the largest part of the overall worth of an increasing number of companies.

When we speak of value and values within an organization, the link is quickly made with financial means. Means that express worth in terms of money. For businesses and government institutions, however, value refers to something broader; to general principles that are considered to be important within and outside of the organization. These go beyond financial worth. They are also about social, communal and environmental values. Yet, even if different values are important for an organization, often only individual and financial values are communicated.

A new kind of valuation

This is why there is a demand for a new kind of tool for banks, investors, and entrepreneurs; as a way to solidify and value these intrinsic aspects such as issues surrounding the climate, social challenges, and an organization's role as employer. We view our initiative, the ‘Scale of Significance’ as the first step. The ‘Scale of Significance’ encompasses not only formulating and spreading of a philosophy, but also the development of a tool; a valuation model with which to make the (deeper) values of companies and organizations visible. It is an instrument that allows companies and organizations to steer toward a broader perspective of values and identify how meaningful a company or organization operates.


In order to develop our philosophy further, tell more people about what that is and define concrete next steps toward realising the valuation model, we are organising a Creathon on Friday, December 7th, 2018.

In a world-café style setting, we will engage in dialogue, share stories and experiences, and hold a ‘sharp and essential’ discussion about the different perspectives surrounding an integral valuation of organizations.

Creathon Programme: 

  • 09.00 - 09.30: Walk in
  • 09.30 - 09.35: Start by chairman of the day
  • 09.35 - 09.40: Introduction by Erik Friedeberg
  • 09.40 - 10.20: Inspiration session by Kees Klimo (live) and Mike Spits (live stream)
  • 10.20 - 10.30: Karen André development and results until now
  • 10.30 - 12.15: Worldcafé, 3 rounds, rotating groups
  • 12.15 - 12.45: Feedback groups
  • 12.45 - 13.45: Luch break
  • 13.45 - 14.00: Karen André introduction afternoon programme
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Different workshops, deepening
  • 16.00 - 16.3: Feedback afternoon workshops
  • 16.30 - 17.00: Closing by Kees Klomp, Erik Friedeberg, Karen André and chairman of the day 
  • 17.00 - 18.30: Drinks


Scale of Significance Flyer

Set up by
Bestuurder coöperatie Manifesto

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