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SDG Impact Standards
Global standards for how investors and enterprises manage and measure their impacts on sustainable development and the SDGs.
Versions 1.0 are available for download in English with translations to other languages currently in production:
- SDG Impact Standards for Private Equity Funds
- SDG Impact Standards for Bonds
- SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises
- OECD-UNDP Impact Standards for Financing Sustainable Development
Discover a compendium of guidance notes and links to useful resources for the SDG Impact Standards.
A free Impact Measurement & Management for the SDGs course, developed with CASE at Duke University, teaches investors and enterprises how to integrate impact management practices into decision making - in line with the SDG Impact Standards - and increase their SDG contributions.
An Assurance Framework, including training to build capacity, capability and consistency within the assurance community, is being set up to accompany the SDG Impact Standards. An SDG Impact Seal and associated governance is under development by a Design and Implementation Working Group.
A toolbox for investors to realise sustainable development investing and for companies to rethink their business model towards the SDGs, as compiled by the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance convened by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General.