SDG Action Manager

Last updated: 2020

Tool designed to help organisations measure and manage their impacts in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Use this resource to:

  • Identify: Understand the SDGs most relevant to manage, based on the organisation’s size, sector, and geography. The questionnaire draws from B Lab’s B Impact Assessment and the UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles. It was developed through research and public consultation and so provides an evidence-based starting point for identifying sustainability topics to measure.
  • Measure, assess and value: Obtain a set of metrics. The questionnaire enables organisations to collect performance information on the SDGs that are most relevant to manage, based on the organisation’s size, sector and geography.

Harmonized Indicators for Private Sector Operations (HIPSO)

A set of harmonised metrics developed by subject matter experts and impact management practitioners, that have been agreed upon by Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and other private sector partners.

In March 2021, HIPSO together with IRIS+ have published the Joint Impact Indicators, a harmonised set of basic indicators that are available for the impact investment community at large. Further harmonisation work continues: work is underway to map various investor metric sets and corporate disclosure standards, with a view to achieving global consistency. E.g. IRIS+-GRI, B Lab-GRI, HIPSO-IRIS+.

Use this resource to:

  • Measure, assess and value: Select from a catalogue of metrics specifically designed for Development Finance Institutions.

Sustainable Development Goals

Last updated: 2015

A set of internationally agreed goals that are required to create a more sustainable future for all people and the environment.

Use this resource to:

  • Set targets and plan: Categorise objectives according to internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals.