Paragon +Impact is a global expert tech company specialising in digital impact analysis with a mission to reduce the complexity of ESG and sustainability reporting. We empower organisations to make more informed decisions in order to manage their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, achieve their impact goals and ultimately contribute to Agenda 2030, whilst communicating their performance in a sophisticated manner.
In order to achieve this, our team of sustainability experts combined with our tech partners have created a unique and powerful cloud-based impact assessment tool, namely the Paragon +Grading tool.
The Tool is built upon fundamental global frameworks and delivers a robust impact grading methodology that is powerfully aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other relevant ESG principles. Our vision is to catalyse a world that is guided by expert impact data and supported by frontier cloud-based intelligence to enable verifiable impact on people and planet, alongside financial returns.
Meet the core team of Paragon +Impact, who all benefit from each others diverse expertise, ranging from sustainability reporting, conservation and systems ecology to corporate finance and information technology.
Paragon Impact partners with approved consultancies and advisory firms to license the application of Paragon +Grading and facilitate an independent assurance of the input data, grading and impact assessment. Once approved, assigned team members must complete the onboarding programme and further training, as required, to ensure that our partners have the necessary skills and expertise to apply the methodology and comply with updated protocols.
Philip has a wealth of experience of 25 years in financial services and is intrinsically motivated by purposeful work, driven to be a force for positive change with a mission to create value for society whilst ensuring the sustainability of our environment.
A technologist with over 30 years of experience in financial markets technology spanning roles from software developer to CTO.
Thrives in the process of building software to solve problems.
Craig is a highly experienced former management consultant and qualified CA who is passionate about Climate and Biodiversity. He has worked with large clients in the energy & industrial sectors, as well as with non-profits, and is now working with a start-up looking to help consumers decarbonise. Craig will play a key role in helping us drive our business forward. With his expertise and passion, we’re confident that he will help us make a positive impact.
Paul coined ESG in 2004 as head of the UNEP FI, after which he delivered the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006.
Paul continues to play advisory roles across various UN bodies and serves as a Board member of the Global Infrastructure Basel.
More than 25 years of experience in designing, building and implementing distributed software solutions with a focus on fintech.
He has experience in software development, systems operations, network and cloud infrastructure, firewalling, security and automation.
Currently completing her PhD in Sustainable Development and Social-ecological systems Caroline is a registered Professional Natural Scientist in Ecological Science.
She is passionate about social-ecological systems and managing human resilience in a changing environment.
Kieren has deep experience in impact assessments across diverse and challenging conditions in Africa. She is passionate about shifting the market to focus on impact opportunities and the impact these will have on society, the environment and financial capital.
Savannah recently graduated with a BCom (Hons) in Business and Financial Management, and her impressive thesis titled “The determinants of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance reporting among companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (2011-2021)” earned her a distinction. We are excited to have such a talented and dedicated person join our team, and we look forward to seeing her contribute her expertise to our mission of empowering businesses for positive impact.
Aimée is an internationally experienced corporate lawyer with a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.
She has specialised in legal, policy and governance issues, and the effective communication, education and implementation of these.
Christina is an American attorney and University Lecturer trained at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
She also leads programmes with the UN Global Compact, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association and University College London.
Marli is a product designer (UX & UI). She is passionate about designing digital products and brands that are functionally beautiful and easy to use.
Her previous roles, as a product design lead for large financial services companies and now focuses her skills on building brands such as Paragon to achieve scalable impact.