Unpacking ESG

Environmental

This speaks to the stewardship of nature – consideration is given to a company’s impact regarding energy efficiency, carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, biodiversity, climate change and pollution mitigation, waste management and water usage.

Social

The social element addresses the management of relationships between the company, its employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities in which it operates. The elements considered within social are labour standards, wages and benefits, workplace and board diversity, racial justice, pay equity, human rights, talent management, community relations, privacy and data protection, health and safety, supply-chain management and other human capital and social justice issues.

Governance

This is the overriding way in which the companies govern themselves and includes elements such as  corporate board composition and structure, strategic sustainability oversight and compliance, executive compensation, political contributions and lobbying, bribery, and corruption.

Funding Options

Paragon can structure and raise various forms of funding instruments that best suit each client’s needs. These include:

  • Vanilla loans
  • Secured and unsecured loan funding
  • Asset backed and structured finance
  • Cashflow funding
  • Listed bond programme
  • Credit rated loan programme

Paragon is also able to procure short term and term debt funding, including bridging and property development finance.