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SBTi Monitoring Report 2022

This report outlines the key trends in companies and financial institutions setting science-based targets in 2022, together with the SBTi’s major updates and publications during the year.

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SBTi Progress Report 2021: Scaling Urgent Corporate Climate Action Worldwide

The SBTi's third progress report, 'Scaling Urgent Corporate Climate Action Worldwide', finds the initiative in a period of exponential growth, with SBTi companies representing over a third of global market capitalization.

Insights & Learning

Business Ambition for 1.5°C Final Report

Business Ambition for 1.5°C was a campaign aimed at driving the adoption of science-based targets in line with the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement - 1.5°C.

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Report: Taking the Temperature

A new report from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) prepared by the United Nations Global Compact and CDP, takes stock of corporate climate ambition in the Group of Seven (G7), an intergovernmental organization consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. View the full report and appendix below.

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SBTi Progress Report 2020 | Five years of progress: A decade of ambition ahead

The second SBTi progress report coincides with the fifth anniversary of the initiative and of the 2015 Paris Agreement, and shows how companies are cutting emissions at scale with science-based targets.

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Thought Leadership

Foundations for Net-Zero Target Setting in the Corporate Sector

We launched a process to develop the first science-based global standard for corporate net-zero targets, to ensure that companies’ net-zero targets translate into action that is consistent with achieving a net-zero world by no later than 2050.

Our paper lays out the conceptual foundations for credible, science-based net-zero targets for the corporate sector.

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SBTi Progress Report 2019 | Raising the Bar: Exploring the Science Based Target initiative’s progress in driving ambitious climate action

The first-ever assessment of the SBTi’s impact since its launch in 2015, exploring the private sector’s uptake of science-based targets through analysis and case studies.

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Value Change in the Value Chain: Best practices in scope 3 greenhouse gas management

To support the growing number of companies committed to address the climate impact of their value chains, this guidance document summarizes the latest best practices in reducing scope 3 GHG emissions by describing different emissions reduction levers companies can employ. This guidance was developed by the Science Based Targets initiative, Navigant and the Gold Standard.

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Spanish (ES) 1.2 MB Download

Status Report: Business Ambition for 1.5°C

A status report revealing the impact of the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, which was initiated by the UN Global Compact in 2019 and is led by the SBTi.

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External Resource Learning

E-learning course on Setting Science-Based Targets

This e-learning course will guide you in the process of setting a science-based target (SBT) in support of a net-zero future. It aims at introducing the initiative, breaking down and illustrating the complexities and benefits around SBTs, and showcasing their benefits as well as the business case.

External Resource Learning

E-learning course on the Net-Zero Standard

In this 20-minute, interactive e-learning course delivered by the UN Global Compact Academy and the Science Based Targets initiative, you will discover how the Net-Zero Standard provides a common, robust, and science-based understanding of net-zero; receive guidance on how to set science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C; and align your company's near- and long-term targets with climate science.

Thought Leadership

Foundations of Science-based Target Setting

The SBTi’s framework for developing target-setting methods that are in line with science and for evaluating emissions scenarios associated with these methods. In the spirit of transparency and recognizing the value of sharing a full description of the SBTi’s approach.

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Spanish (ES) 1.8 MB Download
Portuguese 1.7 MB Download
Thought Leadership

Pathways to Net-Zero

SBTi’s Technical Summary that provides more information on pathways used by the SBTi.

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Thought Leadership

Discussion Paper: Towards a science-based approach to climate neutrality in the corporate sector

A discussion paper deconstructing the various approaches to climate neutrality in the corporate sector, and proposing a set of principles to ensure that climate neutrality goals by companies mitigate both, societal and transition climate-related risks.

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Thought Leadership

Memorandum: Understanding and Addressing the Barriers for Aluminum Companies to Set Science-Based Targets

In 2019, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) launched a project to lay a foundation for the development of tools and guidance to enable aluminium sector companies to set SBTs. Read our memorandum.

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Thought Leadership

SBTi Chemicals Sector Scoping Report: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities for Chemical Companies to Set Science-Based Targets

This document presents the results of the Science Based Targets initiative’s chemicals sector scoping project with considerations for further target-setting method development. To summarize existing resources and support further work, the document provides an overview of current chemical company science-based targets, a proposed sector boundary for company activities, results of a stakeholder survey, and considerations for further research.

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In 2017, we became the first company globally to set new, science-based targets in line with the 1.5 degree trajectory recommended in the Paris Climate Accord. Jason Tarry Tesco UK and ROI CEO