How can enterprises contribute to the achievement of the UN SDGs?
Anne Adrain highlights recent publications by the UNDP SDG Impact initiative.
The topic of impact management and measurement is gaining increasing focus from investors, management and other key stakeholders as a means of aligning their decision-making with the achievement of the UN SDGs.
Impact management allows organisations to set their impact objectives, monitor their performance in relation to those objectives and measure their impact.
UNDP has established SDG Impact to develop tools, standards and other resources for investors, businesses and other key stakeholders to validate their contributions towards the achievement of the UN SDGs.
It has released Version 1.0 of the SDG Impact Standards for Bond Issuers, following two rounds of public consultation which has had a significant influence on the Standards.
UNDP also opened its final public consultation period for the SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises. The public consultation will be open from 31 March 2021 until 31 May 2021 with an anticipated Version 1.0 release of the Standards by 30 June 2021.
Feedback is invited from all interested stakeholders, including enterprises, investors, civil society, analysts, intermediaries, assurance providers and policy makers.
SDG Impact is a global UNDP initiative, catalysing investment to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP aims to see our world radically changed for good and is the integrator of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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