How to identify emerging issues in your Materiality Matrix.

In this article, you will learn how to use the Datamaran Materiality module to identify emerging issues

Three tools are available in the Materiality module to identify emerging issues:

  1. Topic mapping: Carrying out a topic mapping using the recommended process and our Default Issue Mapping List should help you identify emerging issues. 
  2. Analysis of the materiality matrix: Quite often, the external signals will become more prevalent until they become real issues to companies. Ensure you have an attentive look at the issues that appear on the top left of your matrix.
  3. Comparison function: By comparing the ranking of your material issues every 6 months or every year, you will be able to confirm weak signals you’ve identified and pinpoint emerging issues. (You can learn how to do it in this article.)