How to monitor the evolution of your material issues with Datamaran


To keep pace with a constantly evolving ESG landscape, Datamaran has developed a feature that allows you to keep your finger on the pulse of how the issues that matter to your business are evolving, all reflected in your materiality matrix. 

To see the evolution of your material issues, you need to click on the Start Monitoring button. The system will allow you to generate a new analysis version by clicking on Starting Monitoring. Here you can either select the version of the analysis you want to see or compare two versions and see how issues have changed over time. 

Once you have selected the two analyses, you will see three tabs:

  • A matrix visualization of the changes between the two versions

  • The Stakeholder view presents how the issues have changed between the two versions. The rank change is in bold numbers, and the current rank is the number next by. A green shading will appear when an issue has gained more importance; in case of an important decrease, a red shading will be applied to the cells.

  • The dynamic double materiality view presents double materiality issue rank changes between the two selected dates for the underlying sources as well as at the Financial and Impact levels. The rank change is in bold numbers, and the current rank is the number next by. Green shading indicates issues with increased importance, while orange shading indicates a decrease in importance. You will be able to sort the issues by name or by relevance (is the product of the normalized x and y scores in the materiality analysis)

How to monitor your material issues with Dynamic Analysis? 6
We recommend you start monitoring three months after you finalize your analysis and once you are happy with its settings. Once started the monitoring process you will still be able to modify the settings of the stakeholders and create new versions of this analysis.