How it works - Initiatives - LandScale

Assess, validate and showcase your impact

The LandScale digital platform enables landscape initiatives to credibly assess, report and track sustainability at landscape level.

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Evaluate the maturity of your landscape initiative

Showcase progress in adopting best practices for integrated landscape management, in a way that is aligned with CDP and SBTN reporting requirements.

1. Evaluate

Use the LandScale platform to evaluate the maturity of your landscape initiative across four key criteria: scale, multi-stakeholder process and platform, collective goals and actions, and collective monitoring framework.

2. Validate

LandScale will review the information provided and confirm the landscape initiative’s maturity.

3. Showcase

Highlight the areas where most progress has been made, and the areas where additional support and resources are needed to strengthen the initiative and enable it to deliver greater impact. Once published, the profile can be easily shared with any organization engaging with the landscape initiative.

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Discover the landscape initiative maturity framework

Set across four criteria and nine sub-criteria, LandScale's landscape initiative maturity criteria are designed to align to reporting requirements from CDP and SBTN, making disclosure easier than ever.

Assess, validate and report the impact of your landscape initiative

Monitor sustainability performance at landscape-level using our digital platform’s step-by-step workflow, practical guidance, data resource library and field-tested, holistic indicators, which can be customized to meet your needs.

Receive technical support and gain additional confidence in the results by selecting our validation service. This involves validation of the results by both local stakeholders and the LandScale team.

Discover the assessment framework

The assessment framework provides a holistic set of performance indicators that can be tailored to your landscape

How assessment works

The LandScale platform guides your team through the five steps of an assessment.


1. Prepare: Recruit your assessment team and establish your landscape goals and assessment objectives.

2. Design your assessment: Identify your landscape boundary and compile key background information about the landscape, such as land-use cover, population demographics, economic activities.

3. Gather data: Select the indicators and metrics relevant to your landscape and identify and analyse available data for each of your metrics. In some cases, primary data collection may be required.


4. LandScale validation: The LandScale team review each step of the assessment is completed to check that the LandScale guidelines have been followed and the data used is of sufficient quality.

5. Local review: For each result, someone with expertise in the subject matter and knowledge of the region conducts a review to determine if the data used is suitable and if the results reflect the actual conditions in the landscape.

This two-step process enable decision makers to place a high degree of trust in the accuracy of the assessment results.


6. Publish your results: Use your LandScale profile to share the results of your assessment. Use the dashboard to feature key results, and allow potential supporters to dig into the detail in the full results section.

7. Generate reports: Use our report builder to design a customized PDF report tailored to your needs and easy to share with key stakeholders offline.

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