The Paragon +Grading tool guides our partners and clients through a standardised methodology that consumes data from public or private sources and assesses the data in the context of the client’s impact on the SDGs and their risks associated with their ESG strategy.
The tool integrates the latest ESG & impact standards into one consolidated system, generating deeper value from the data while ensuring compliance with growing ESG regulation.
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.
We provide ESG training for general staff and focused ESG upskilling for executives and boards. This ensures clients are up to date with ESG and can make informative decisions on ESG issues.
Through our Paragon +Grading tool, we asses performance on ESG strategy and material impacts, providing unique insights into the ESG risks and impacts – which can be used for various reporting requirements.
A measure or the extent or the impact – geographical and/or social.
The extent to which the impact is being experienced at the assigned scale’ taking direct vs indirect impacts into consideration.
A measure of the lifespan of the impact to be experienced at the assigned scale.
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.