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What we do

A clear plan to
optimize your impact.

SDG Impact is a UNDP initiative, tasked with developing resources under three central pillars to accelerate investment towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. View our brochure.

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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

In-depth reports on SDG-enabling investment opportunities and conditions in target markets and sectors.

Click here to view a short presentation on the SDG Investor Maps methodology.

SDG Investor Platform

Market intelligence to accelerate SDG-aligned investment globally, as identified through the SDG Investor Maps.

The SDG Investor Platform makes 200+ SDG-aligned investment opportunities publicly accessible


We aim to see our
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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    jobs created —90% in developing countries


    $12 trillion

    worth of market opportunities opened


    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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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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