The Paragon +Grading Tool is a novel approach to bridge the gap between the intentions and the impact of an organisation, thus helping to build their theory of change and navigate simply towards their ESG and sustainable impact goals. Our robust methodology carries out a detailed analysis of the impact (positive and negative) across an organisation’s sphere of influence by quantifying the Scale, Magnitude and Duration of the impact as well as the Probability and Risk associated with it. This process requires high quality & verifiable data in order to respond to 53 expertly curated impact statements, informing the performance against all 17 SDGs and the ESG sub-themes.
Each grading assessment first completes a strategic four-tier materiality weighting process across all SDGs, which identifies the relative importance of the SDGs from those that are Core to the organisation to those that are Negligible. The associated weighted algorithms allow personalised yet comparable performance results to be produced, as they deliver ‘Core SDG only’ results and gradings, as well as those integrated Comprehensively across all SDGs and ESG sub-themes. All of these findings are supported by an integrated dashboard and reporting outputs, summarising the Core and Comprehensive Gradings as well as critically highlighting potential risks factors and long-term monitoring needs.
Paragon Impact and our partners provide market leading ESG and impact advisory services. We guide clients on building organisational policies and procedures that manage ESG risk. We take it a step further by also building ESG strategies that lead to real socio-economic and environmental impact in our client’s value chain.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that their social licence to operate is not at risk due to any negative ESG impacts, and where there are, we provide strategic guidance on how to mitigate these, while seeking ways to also maximise positive impacts. This approach secures our clients a more sustainable business model and builds on their reputational, social and natural capital.
We also upskill our client’s leadership on various elements on ESG and impact, empowering them with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions.
Onboarding, ESG training and development
ESG analytic services
Directed by materiality, our data module delivers a cloud-based data management system
Our technology provides the global frameworks for our partners to assist their clients in developing a sophisticated ESG strategy
Our Paragon +Grading tool provides an SDG impact analysis of a client’s material ESG performance
Provides clients with a centralised cloud-based ESG data management tool, tracking compliance with global indicators
Constructs a market leading ESG strategy for a client that tackles a clients most material ESG risks and SDG impacts
Produce a digital dashboard and reports that measures a client’s weighted impacts on the UN SDGs, including risk and opportunities
A key component of the success of our combined ESG engagements simplifying the often-complex landscape associated with it. Our experts provide support services to ensure a successful partner-client engagement that delivers results and stays ahead of the constantly evolving ESG standards, frameworks and regulations