What we do




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FAZ_Institut



Rankings Management
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Awards management
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Sustainability
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Rankings Management

Improve your ratings and boost corporate reputation with a systematic rankings management initiative.

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Why it is relevant

Every year, new outlets around the world publish +500 rankings, evaluating companies in almost all reputation aspects. Rankings send a strong and simple message to your stakeholders (e.g., shareholders, customers, potential employees). Consequently, they have a strong impact on the perception of your company. They either help build corporate reputation or threaten your communication strategy.
We have built a unique rankings management system which contains over 1,000 rankings across the world. We know the importance, compilation criteria and release dates of any important ranking worldwide. We know your ranks and how to improve them. We help you leverage your achievements, as well as understanding  and therefore explain setbacks.

What we offer

R.A.T.E. has built a ranking management system which contains over 1000 rankings worldwide. We know exactly who is rating your company, what your scores are and what possibilities you have to improve them.

Performance analysis and measurement
We measure your past performance compared to peers and cross-industry role models.

Participation strategy
We support you in identifying opportunities, setting goals, and defining necessary tasks.

Project and participation management
We help you finding „quick wins“ and to sustainably manage results over a longer period of time.

Manage expectations & leverage accomplishments
We help you to stay on top of internal and external communications around rankings, to leverage achievements and cushion disappointments.

Development, conduction, and publication of proprietary rankings
We can help you publishing your own ranking – as a marketing tool to position your company or to enhance competition in a certain area.

Awards management

Receive the recognition you deserve by wining the right award for your business achievements.

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Why it is relevant

Winning awards is an excellent way to enhance your reputation and gain visibility in an area important for your clients and the development of your company. Almost every company has areas in which it performs particularly well, be it in the development of an innovative product, an excellent customer service, or convincing career opportunities for new employees. Choosing the right award can help you highlight what your company does best and steer the attention of clients, customers and the public to your strengths.

Results of renowned international awards are covered in business and trade media. In addition, using an award logo on your website or in other PR material can help you win the trust of potential clients or business partners. The pay-out of an award can, therefore, be effective over many years.

What we offer

Award identification service
We identify the right opportunities for you to win, globally or in your home market.

Application service
We optimize your award application or create one from scratch, to ensure that it is outstanding in the competition.

Leverage accomplishments
We help you raise awareness of your accomplishments (e.g., through media interviews), so you can communicate your unique awards’ story to your most important stakeholders (e.g., clients and suppliers).

Build Your own award scheme
We develop and plan the right award scheme – helping you achieving your goals.

Sustainability

Support your business goals with a sustainability strategy beyond philanthropy.

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Why it is relevant

Massive national and international societal challenges in combination with technological innovation especially in the area of media and communication have led to a situation in which corporations continuously need to justify their license to operate. Creating jobs and sharing profits through philanthropic initiatives is not enough anymore. Companies need to ensure that products and services are produced in an ethical and responsible way along the entire value chain and that its operations create not only value for shareholders but for all relevant stakeholders. Greenwashing scandals oft he past have created an environment where new CSR initiatives are perceived with a critical eye, by politicians, journalists and the public as long as the company cannot prove that its motivation is genuine.

CSR pioneers such as Nestle, Unilever or Walmart have proven how businesses can can profit from a strong link between business and CSR through systematic stakeholder engagement, enhance transparency, and share value initiatives. Today, CSR is far more than romantic philanthropy, it is a way to control risks but also to leverage opportunities while expanding businesses in a sustainable way.

What we offer

ESG rankings and ratings
Do you know which CSR ratings are important for your company and how to make sure that your activities gain a fair rating?
We help you to prioritize and manage CSR ratings. We support your team to collect the data CSR analysts require and to prepare the information in a way that secures a fair evaluation.

CSR strategy develpment
Do you know how your CSR activities align with your business strategy?
We help you to streamline your CSR initiatives and develop a CSR strategy that is taken seriously by external stakeholders as well as your top management and shareholders.

Materiality Assessment
Do you know whether you are focusing on topics with the highest leverage?
We help you to identify the topics your company should focus its CSR strategy on.

Stakeholder Engagement
Do you know with whom you should be engaging with and what happens to these relationships when your colleagues leave the company?

We help you to identify and prioritize your key stakeholders, and to develop and implement an effective, institutionalized engagement strategy.