Moving forward with SDGs: Metrics for Action
Who’s behind it? – S&P Global
How can it help? – In this short paper ‘Moving forward with SDGs: Metrics for Action’, S&P Global outlines a best practice criteria for SDG action, including: total value creation, material, quantifiable outcomes, measurable against targets, market context and value chain.
The paper argues that applying an SDG lens to the evaluation of business investments can provide a broader perspective on potential business and social value. Business investments often provide additional value beyond simply a financial return. Using the SDG lens, companies can start to articulate to market participants how their investments are providing additional value, including positive impacts on the SDGs.