The Science Based Targets initiative has three layers of governance and two external advisory bodies.


Executive Board

The Executive Board includes one high-level representative from each partner and donor organisation who provides strategic input and mobilizes resources to meet the goals of the initiative.

The Board members are:

  • Alberto Carrillo Pineda, CDP
  • Paul Simpson, CDP
  • María Mendiluce, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, WWF
  • Lila Karbassi, United Nations Global Compact
  • Ani Dasgupta, WRI

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee includes a designated staff member from each of the four partner organisations. The Steering Committee members make the day-to-day decisions and are responsible for designing and overseeing implementation of the initiative’s overall strategy and providing technical guidance and quality control. Meet the Steering Committee.

Project Core Team

This is the main implementation and coordination body of the initiative and is comprised of staff from across the partner organisations. The core team is responsible for helping the initiative deliver its overall goals in coordination with key stakeholders and externally. Meet the SBTi team.

External Advisory Bodies

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

This is a group of volunteer advisors from business, academia, government, non-profit and multilateral organizations. All members have in-depth knowledge about science-based target setting or expertise in voluntary emission reduction target setting in a corporate context. The group serves in a technical advisory capacity. Meet the Technical Advisory Group.

Scientific Advisory Group (SAG)

This is a group of volunteer experts in climate change mitigation. They provide support developing benchmarks that enable companies to set medium and long-term emissions reduction targets, and credible net-zero target models that incorporate carbon removal and nature-based solutions. Meet the Scientific Advisory Group.