Sustainability Planning with Paradigm

Without a comprehensive sustainability strategy, "green" initiatives often fail to produce the desired results. Whether your company is just beginning to explore sustainable business practices, or expanding an existing program, Paradigm can create a solution to maximize your competitive advantage. Our planning process consists of five stages: review, prioritization, stakeholder engagement, execution, and iterative improvement. Throughout this process, our associates provide tailored solutions that increase revenue and decrease risk, all while reducing your environmental footprint. Contact us to learn more about our planning services.


Paradigm Sustainability Planning Steps - infographic


Step 1: State of Sustainable Business Review

Understanding the current state of your business is the first step towards improving sustainable performance. An initial assessment provides a clear idea of the impact areas that are affecting your business, and quantifies their impact on your bottom line. This assessment also benchmarks your company’s performance against industry peers, and highlights the best practices of industry leaders.

Step 2: Prioritization

Understanding which impact areas are of highest priority requires insights from industry peers, consideration of company values and culture, and an understanding of NGO and regulatory pressures. The potential for future changes in regulations, business-to-business requirements, and consumer preferences must be anticipated. Potential impacts on cost, risk and revenue are also considered when developing an effective strategy for issue prioritization.

Step 3: Facilitate Stakeholder Engagement

Paradigm recognizes that solutions need to be collaborative, align with a company’s core business values, and have strong employee support. Our associates will work with you to identify the appropriate levels of ownership and accountability needed to ensure employee engagement. In addition, strategies for participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives or standardized reporting systems are also developed to ensure that your company is effectively communicating improvements in sustainable performance.

Step 4: Provide a Plan and Execute

Paradigm recognizes that solutions need to be collaborative, align with a company’s core business values, and have strong employee support. Our associates will work with you to identify the appropriate levels of ownership and accountability needed to ensure employee engagement. In addition, strategies for participation in multi-stakeholder initiatives or standardized reporting systems are also developed to ensure that your company is effectively communicating improvements in sustainable performance.

Step 5: Iterative Improvement

In order to maintain continuous improvement, the associates at Paradigm will measure, track and benchmark your results year after year to ensure that your solutions continue to evolve with your company.