Measuring the impact of your actions

Credits: 1 | Identifier: NN00FL00-3001 | Campus: Online | Period: 02.11.2020

How do we know if our daily actions have a positive impact on our world?

This course provides an introduction into the realm of impact measurement. You will learn how to measure the emissions of your own daily actions and set new targets. Additionally, you will learn how to complete a basic impact assessment for a business or start-up.

At the end of the course you will have developed a solid understanding of your own emission, and how you may want to change daily routines and activities. You will also understand how to measure the impact of a business or start-up and set new impact targets for it.

This course is part of a set of pilot micro-modules offered by Y-Kampus in 2020 focused on sustainable entrepreneurship.

Other courses in this set include:

Sustainable entrepreneurship micromodules, picture of a plant and picture of lecturer, Dr. Titus van der Spek

Note: it is not required to join all courses in this series. You can also enroll for just one course.


After the course, you:

  • will be able to translate the sustainable development goals to your own life
  • will understand your own daily emissions and future goals respectively
  • will be able to develop a basic Theory of Change for a business or start- up case


The course consists primarily of self-paced online learning. You will be guided through a series of short videos and learning exercises to achieve the learning outcomes. In addition to the online content, you will receive coaching sessions with your coach. During the course you will need track your own emissions over a few weeks and conduct field research into a business or start-up case.

Assessment criteria 


Approved when you have demonstrated successful work towards the learning outcomes: you understand the basics of personal emission measurement and target setting. You can conduct a Theory of Change for a business or start-up. You have completed the learning assignments, which includes weekly emissions tracking and field research to complete your Theory of Change.

Failed if you have not succeeded in tracking or setting new targets for your emissions. You have not mastered the learning outcomes in a way that you can develop a Theory of Change using field research for a business or start-up.


Enrollment for this course is open.

TAMK students: Pakki
TAU students: Cross-institutional service

Course code is: NN00FL00-3001.

Another online execution is coming during 2021-2022!

Check out also the other two modules:

Being a sustainable entrepreneur

Sustainable business modelling


This course is delivered by Titus van der Spek. Titus is a lecturer based in the Netherlands at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. He specializes in social entrepreneurship and innovation.  If you have any questions about this course, please contact:

Titus van der Spek, 


If you’re still not convinced to join this course, check out this awesome teaser for the micromodules, brought to you by Titus van der Spek, and you will change your mind! See you at Y-kampus!