How we are funded

The SBTi receives three different sources of funding:

  • Core funding
  • Project-specific funding for specific time-limited projects to develop new sector guidance or update specific standards
  • Validation service fees to recover the cost of running our target validation service

As of 2023:

  • 45% of income was from core funding
  • 11% of income was from project-specific funding
  • 48% of income was from validation service fees



Avoiding conflicts of interest

Income we receive from companies, whether as funding or validation fees, has no influence on decisions surrounding their targets. Read more in our conflict of interest policy.

How you can support us

Funders help ensure science-based climate action is embedded within many of the highest emitting sectors, which have the biggest potential to help prevent catastrophic levels of global heating.

If you would like to discuss opportunities to expand science-based targets across sectors, contact Anna Cracco, SBTi Grants Manager, at [email protected]



Our funders

  • Bezos Earth Fund: Core
  • IKEA Foundation: Core
  • Laudes Foundation: Project-specific
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies: Project-specific
  • Climate Arc - Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: Project-specific
  • Moore Foundation: Project-specific

Past funders

  • Hewlett: Project-specific
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund: Project-specific
  • UPS Foundation: Project-specific
  • Amazon: Core
  • Lafarge Holcim: Project-specific
  • Arcelor Mittal: Project-specific
  • Danone: Project-specific
  • IKEA Supply AG: Project-specific