Impact Tip: SDG Alignment
In this Impact Tip, we focus on the topic of SDG Alignment.
The Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN is a collection of 17 interlinked objectives designed to “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.”
The SDG Alignment tool was thus created to evaluate which SDGs could potentially be impacted by the activity of a company, whether positively or negatively. From the perspective of the IMP, the Impact Management Project, SDG alignment answers the “what” question. It provides the answers to the potentially desired outcomes of the activity in question, whereas an impact assessment goes a step further and looks at the actual outcomes generated by the activity, who is affected by them and by how much.
The SDG alignment tool is most commonly used as an initial deal flow filter for private equity firms or for Asset Managers, to analyse the SDG potential of a larger universe of companies to evaluate new investment opportunities aligned with their sustainable investment policy.
Watch and hear what our Impact Analyst, Adam Bell, has to say on the subject and how financial institutions can implement SDGs in order to step up their commitments to sustainability.
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