The Science Based Targets initiative has four 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:

  • Lila Karbassi, United Nations Global Compact
  • Nicolette Bartlett, CDP
  • María Mendiluce, We Mean Business Coalition
  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal, WWF
  • Ani Dasgupta, WRI

Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team 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 Executive Leadership Team.

Technical Council

The SBTi is in the process of introducing a Technical Council.

The Technical Council will oversee the SBTi’s normative technical decision-making and act as an independent authority to provide expert assessment, including on target setting methods. It will be accountable to the SBTi Executive Board and will comprise highly qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise including greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, climate mitigation, climate science and modeling, as well as social and environmental justice.

Read the terms of reference for the Technical Council.

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.

The SBTi is undertaking a process of strengthening its governance to ensure we can hold the growing number of companies and financial institutions with commitments and targets to the highest level of climate ambition. As part of this, we are reforming and expanding the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).

View the terms of reference here.

Apply here.

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.