We believe the SDGs provide a solid, accepted framework for determining impact areas, and help to frame the measurement of how those positive impacts are being achieved.
We assign all our impact fund investments a primary SDG that we believe they are addressing. We then decide on specific, SDG-aligned key performance indicators (KPIs), against which we measure the tangible impacts the investments are achieving.
The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Its timeframes run to 2030.
The 17 Goals build on the eight Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2000, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation and sustainable consumption among others.
The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
This provides a framework to deliver sustainable outcomes and is increasingly being adopted by both investors and companies as a means of framing their sustainable, or impact, activities.
For more information visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/