Context Assessment

We help organizations understand the social and environmental conditions in which they are operating

What is Context Assessment?

Given the impacts of climate change, businesses and governments have had to take meaningful action to change their processes and value chains to be more sustainability oriented. However, when it comes to defining sustainability, each organization has a different set of conditions that determine what the definition will be. Among these conditions are the organization’s mission, programs, products, services, supply chain, and stakeholder concerns. The first step to becoming a sustainable organization is to define what sustainability means in your context. A contextualized definition of sustainability is determined by first performing a sustainability assessment.

The assessment itself is a series of questions, research, interviews, and analysis that produce a comprehensive and actionable report that is intended to further inform strategic planning, marketing, or operational planning.

What are the Benefits?

Before diving head first into new markets and areas of business, it helps to understand the ever-shifting world you will be operating in. Benefits include:

  • Actionable Insights for Strategy + Action
  • Stakeholder Alignment
  • Market Position Clarity
  • Issue Prioritization
  • Responsibility Reporting Preparedness

Our Approach

We will help you by providing benchmarking, materiality analysis, identifying priority issues to address, shaping your sustainability conditions, and providing a sustainable angle to market trend analysis. Our approach is as follows:

  1. Value Chain Mapping
  2. Impact & Stakeholder Identification
  3. Define List of Issues & Boundaries for Consideration
  4. Determine Stakeholder Concerns on Issues
  5. Map Stakeholder Concerns vs Ops/Mission (Materiality)
  6. Industry Analysis & Benchmark Analysis
  7. Industry Best Practices Identification (in Peer Group)
  8. Evaluate Current Processes & Outcomes to Best Practices
  9. Rank and Prioritize Options for Sustainable Action
  10. Develop Short, Mid, and Long-term Sustainability Targets

Scope of Services

The standard set of deliverables for this service include:

  • Sustainability Assessment Report
  • Materiality Matrix & Stakeholder Analysis Report
  • Climate & Social Risk Report
  • Presentation Decks for Stakeholders and Executive Suite

If your organization requires more reports or customized deliverables, we are more than willing to accomodate. Let’s talk more today.

Time to Work!

Understanding your sustainability position will give you greater clarity as to where you need to take action and contribute to creating greater sustainable outcomes for our world. Let us help you through this process.

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