PRESENTATION OF THE LOCAL FOOTPRINT® TOOL
A RIMS (Regional Input–Output Multipliers)-type statistical tool for evaluating socioeconomic impact, this leading model aggregates several geographical and sectoral analysis modules as well as “Input–Output” tables. It reproduces the operation of a regional economy as realistically as possible and draws on a variety of sources: statistical data from Eurostat, INSEE and BEA with details of 380 sectors, local calibration to the specific features of the area being analysed (INSEE employment data for specific activity sectors) and location quotients (University of the West of England, Bristol).
This model and its results have been audited and peer-reviewed several times since 2013 by private and public institutions (INSEE, EY, KPMG etc.) over a wide range of missions in France and abroad. Since 2013, it has been used in around 400 impact studies in all sectors (infrastructure, industry, energy, banking etc.) and all types of geographical areas (municipality, region, country, world) for both socioeconomic and environmental research.
This study was carried out in 2022 by the Impact team at UTOPIES, a pioneering consultancy firm in the field of sustainable development strategy created in 1993.