Sustainable Development Performance Indicators (SDPI)

Last updated: 2024

The Sustainable Development Performance Indicators (SDPI) measure the sustainability performance of economic entities, including both for-profit enterprises, and social and solidarity economy organisations.

Use this resource for the following Actions of Impact Management:

  • Measure, assess and value: Assess the impacts or performance against a set of norms and thresholds that indicate a sustainable development target. Highlight the often ignored or neglected issue areas within current measurement and reporting models.
  • Communicate: Use the indicators to gain information on organisation’s socioeconomic, governance and environmental impacts.

SDG Action Manager

Last updated: 2020

The SDG Action Manager is a digital tool designed to help organisations measure their impact across various sustainability areas, set goals aligned with the SDGs, and track progress over time. The questionnaire, which draws from B Lab’s B Impact Assessment and the UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles, enables organisations to collect performance information on the SDGs that are most relevant to manage, based on its size, sector and geography. It was developed through research and public consultation and so provides an evidence-based starting point for identifying sustainability topics to measure.

Use this resource for the following Actions of Impact Management:

  • Governance: Prioritise governance mechanisms that address the organisation’s key sustainability risks and enhance its resilience against potential challenges.
  • Identify: Understand the most relevant SDGs to manage based on the organisation’s size, sector, and geography.
  • Measure, assess and value: Obtain a set of metrics.
  • Set targets and plan: Set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) targets related to sustainable development. Organisations can align their targets with the specific indicators and targets outlined in the SDGs.

Harmonized Indicators for Private Sector Operations (HIPSO)

The Harmonized Indicators for Private Sector Operations (HIPSO) are a set of standardised indicators for development finance institutions (DFIs). They provide a common framework for measuring and reporting on the development impact of private sector investments and projects, covering areas such as job creation, environmental sustainability, social inclusion and economic growth.

Use this resource for the following Actions of Impact Management:

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

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.