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SDG Impact Standards

Learn how to use the SDG impact standards for sound impact management and reporting.

The Current Challenge

The year 2023 marks the midpoint in humanity’s commitment to achieving the UN SDGs. Sadly, the latest Global Sustainable Development Report signals that we are seriously off-track to achieving the SDGs, and even more so than four years ago. Unless significant course correction actions are undertaken, our vulnerability to future crises becomes real.


For enterprises, this means taking steps to integrate impact management practices at the core of business strategy and operations becomes urgent and important.

A study published by PwC in 2019 shows that 72% of companies mention the SDGs in their annual reporting, only 25% refer to SDG in their business strategy and just 1% report measures of SDG progress.

This data calls for accelerated adoption of SDG impact standards.

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What You'll Learn

Discover how to integrate SDG impact contribution into your business strategy
Identify what material sustainability issues to manage as priority
Define relevant impact goals and targets aligned with the SDGs
Recognise the impact data you need to collect to report trustworthy information
Leverage data to inform decisions and report in line with standards (CSRD, ISSB, etc.)
By the end of the course, you should have completed the SDG Impact Self-Assessment Tool to identify priority gaps to tackle in your current practice.

Course Modules

numbernumberSession 1: Introduction to the SDG impact standards & integration into business strategy (2h00)

The first session will set the scene, introduce the 12 enterprise actions and cover the key practice indicators related to developing an SDG-aligned strategy. This session will cover identifying sustainability outcomes, performing a materiality assessment and setting targets in relationship to thresholds.

Enterprise actions: 1-4

number1number1Session 2: SDG impact data collection (2h00)

In this session, we look at the key steps to measure progress against impact targets, based on stakeholder engagement and the identification of impact indicators. We’ll delve into ways to integrate impact measurement in your current workflows to streamline data collection efforts.

Enterprise actions: 5-7

number2number2Session 3: Impact management & reporting (2h00)

Finally, we will cover practical cases and approaches to use SDG impact data to inform decision-making and reporting purposes. We’ll cover the need to be responsive to changes and engage stakeholders in the process. The session will close by looking at how SDG impact data and practices can support sustainability reporting efforts in line with CSRD or ISSB.

Enterprise actions: 8-12

Delivery Option

Gather your team and join three interactive online sessions with two expert trainers. The sessions will blend theory, practical case studies, break-out rooms and thought-provoking moments.
4 x 2 hours online sessions
Coverage of all 12 SDG impact actions
Examples and case studies
Certificate of Completion
Q&A and experience sharing
Self-assessment Tool included

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Who Is This Course For?

The course is primarily for sustainability managers and officers with medium-sized and large enterprises, consultants and coaches eager to specialise in impact management and learn how to grow beyond SDG communication. The course is sector and geography-agnostic. Given the range of topics covered in the course (governance, management incentives, stakeholder engagement) we recommend this course for professionals who have some level of influence on strategic matters.

Our Expert Trainers

We’re a squad of professionals committed to helping you develop effective impact management practices with inspiration, practical guidance and empowering training.


SDG Impact is a global UNDP flagship initiative working to accelerate private sector activity and investment towards sustainability and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Social Value International (SVI) is a leading global standard setter for social impact measurement and management, Social Value and SROI.

Earn valuable certifications in SDG Impact Standards

Our SDG Impact Standards training are designed to empower you with critical knowledge and skills in order to obtain the Certificate of Completion that testify your abilities and mastery of the subject matter.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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This training programme is delivered through three interactive live sessions where participants learn from the experts and each other. It covers all 12 enterprise actions and guides you in completing your first SDG Impact Self-Assessment using a dedicated tool. The course developed by CASE offered on Coursera is a good complementary solution. It is a foundational course covering concepts and frameworks related to impact management and delivered through self-paced learning modules. You can access the training on the Coursera platform here.

We offer different secure payment options from Credit card payment to Paypal or Bank transfer. Upon registering for the course you will be guided to a secured checkout page where you will be able to indicate your preferred payment method.
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The course is delivered in English.
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Yes, we do offer reimbursement on the course in case you’re not satisfied with it. The reimbursement applies following these conditions:
a) Up to 15 calendar days after you enrolled on the course
b) Up until the day following the first session delivery

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We are here to empower you or your teams in adopting sound sustainability practices. Contact us if you wish to discuss your needs and explore suitable solutions.

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