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What we do

Manage your impact.

SDG Impact is a UNDP flagship initiative, working to accelerate private sector contributions towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Our objective is to help businesses and investors embed sustainability and the SDGs into their decision-making practices and direct capital to where it can make the most difference to people and planet. We do this through two core streams of work, the first being the SDG Impact Standards and SDG Investor Maps.


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Generating country-level data and insights about SDG-enabling investment opportunities. This work targets the gap between interest in investing in SDGs and the business models that could provide investable opportunities.

SDG Investor Maps

Our SDG Investor Maps is a market intelligence tool that helps the private sector identify investment themes in emerging markets which have significant potential to advance the SDGs that are aligned to government policies and sustainable national development needs.

SDG Investor Platform

Explore the SDG Investor Maps market intelligence on the SDG Investor Platform which houses over 330 investment opportunity areas that cover investment themes and potential business models.


The SDG Investor Platform makes 300+ SDG-aligned investment opportunities publicly accessible

WHY THIS MATTERS

We aim to see our
world
radically
changed, for good.

Achieving the SDGs will create a world that is more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous. In order to get there, investors must adapt their strategies to deliver not only financial results, but positive social and environmental outcomes as well.

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ACHIEVING THE SDGs PROVIDES…

  • MORE JOBS

    2000000

    jobs created —90% in developing countries

  • MORE OPPORTUNITIES

    $12 trillion

    worth of market opportunities opened

  • MORE VALUE

    2-3x growth

    compared to average GDP growth over the next 10-15 years



Who we are

We envision a world in which all capital flows advance the SDGs.

Powered by the United Nations Development Programme, together with the Impact Management Project's network of partners, our resources enable more effective investing for the global good.

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Testimonials

We are pleased to share a testimonial for our SDG Impact Standards issued by the Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I), which is Japan’s largest rating agency established in 1998. Please learn more about R&I on its website.

Enterprises, investors, and public entities in Japan welcome the birth of these innovative standards. “How can an entity demonstrate the contributions it is making to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their entirety?”. A solution lies in the SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Based on the concepts set forth in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the draft SDG Impact Standards for Enterprise by UNDP, Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) announced a third-party opinion evaluating the “Kobe 2025 Vision” of the city of Kobe towards its contributions to the SDGs.

R&I sees a great promise in UNDP’s SDG Impact Standards. Through the case of the city of Kobe, R&I learned that the SDG Impact Standards can be the global language required for entities to demonstrate their philosophy and vision. The SDG Impact Standards incorporate universal concepts such as stakeholder engagement and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. They further provide external evaluators a dynamic measure focusing on an enterprise’s or investor’s internal processes and decision-making practices towards the SDGs, beyond a simplistic assessment based on just check boxes.

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