Case study

One of the Largest Canadian Independent Impact Rating & Intelligence Agency Focusing On Sustainable Transformation

ESG CASE STUDY IMPACT FINANCE

BUSINESS SITUATION

The client was looking to create a Double materiality impact assessment framework with 360-degree alignment of SDG positive, negative and mitigations activities integrating EU taxonomy for multiple sectors to incorporate into their Impact sustainability solutions platform. The objective of the research was to identify company’s alignment with Sustainable Development Goals and ESG matrix enabling decision-makers to see which parts of their business can be changed, modernized, or scaled.

SGA APPROACH

  • Initial assessment- SGA’s team conducted detailed assessment on 17 different broad sectors and their subsectors to understand applicability of SDGs and relevant target indicators
  • Framework and recommendation: Created exhaustive framework and provided recommendations on various impact indicators to map SDGs for measuring the positive, negative impacts along with mitigation activities and integrating with EU taxonomy.
  • Research reports: The research was based on audited reports published by the company and provided best practices for SDG reporting
  • Gathered impact evidence with relevant indicators for outcomes-based metrics
  • Collected and examined data on a wide range of sustainability-related issues
  • Post assessment: The most crucial sectoral activities were retained, and the Positive activities were identified.

ENGAGEMENT

In depth analysis of the company’s complete reporting including ESG/Sustainability Reporting with respect to its impact indicators including both positive and negative impacts.

BENEFITS AND OUTCOMES

  • Enhanced and provided research insight on company’s business operations aligned with SDG targets

  • Focused on reducing the risk of inconsistent data collection and identified sector specific relevant indicators and provided best practices for SDG reporting

  • Successful launch of Client impact analytics platform in the given timeline

  • Creation of universal transparent methodology analyzing both positive and negative impacts in a systematic framework helping in efficient impact investing strategy.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Detailed ESG, positive, negative impact with 360-degree analysis of organizational activities of Stoxx 600 index with double materiality approach.

  • Performance of peers on key material indicators was reviewed

  • Achieving UN SDGs for impact creation through impact methodology of Direct ad Systematic impact.

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