Managing for Impact
Through the SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises Training Course, we equip companies and individuals with the clarity, insights, and tools required to integrate impact management and contributing positively to sustainable development and the SDGs in organisational decision-making processes.
Managing for Impact
Through the SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises Training Course, we equip companies and individuals with the clarity, insights, and tools required to integrate impact management and contributing positively to sustainable development and the SDGs in organisational decision-making processes.
The training programme guides participants through the SDG Impact Standards, a global best-practice framework for investors and enterprises to embed impact management and contributing positively to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in business decision-making, translating intent into actions.
Programme Overview
As hands-on sessions focused on the practical aspects of managing for impact, the training programme guides a select number of practitioners and industry leaders through the steps required to integrate sustainability into decision-making, using the SDG Impact Standards. This programme covers the following content:
Latest International Landscape
Explore the latest international landscape of sustainability principles, management frameworks, taxonomies, disclosure standards, impact assessment tools and ratings
SDG Impact Standards
Learn about the SDG Impact Standards and the underpinning key concepts
Impact Measurement and Management
Acquire foundational Impact Measurement and Management concepts and norms applied in the Standards
12 Enterprise Actions
Deep dive into the 12 Enterprise Actions
Case studies & Group Discussions
Deploy learning into practice through case studies, group discussions and individual reflections
SDG Impact Assessment Tool
Conduct gap analysis and plan for actions with the SDG Impact assessment tool
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Fast Facts
  • ~24 Hours

    ~24 hours of lectures, tutorials, interactive exercises, taster practice of SDG impact assessment & planning
  • 4 Days

    4 days in person or live virtual training
    runs over 8 weekly sessions of 3 hours each
  • Small Group Learning

    Each cohort is limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure a personalised training experience
  • Q1 2023

    Programme dates
  • Accredited Trainers

    The course instructors are Accredited Trainers by UNDP SDG Impact and Social Value International and highly experienced sustainability strategists and specialists.
  • Certificate

    Certificate of completion from SDG Impact, Social Value International and PIE Strategy
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About the SDG Impact Standards
The SDG Impact Standards have been developed by SDG Impact – a flagship initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – to help investors and enterprises operate more sustainably and contribute positively to sustainable development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs provide a shared blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Every day, more and more companies are looking for straightforward ways to operate sustainably and make a positive contribution to the SDGs. Increasingly, investors and companies begin to recognise the business case of sustainable development.

However, there has been a long-standing lack of clear guidance on how companies can translate intent into actions. The SDG Impact Standards, first introduced in July 2021, aim to address this knowledge gap and move companies from SDG alignment to SDG action – from thinking about the SDGs as an add-on to how business gets done.

The Standards, with its 12 Enterprise Actions organised under four interconnected themes – strategy, management approach, transparency, and governance, provide best practice guidance for companies to create an enabling environment for long-term enterprise value creation, while driving forward better outcomes for people and planet.
A 1-min video about SDG Impact Standards
Why are the SDG Impact Standards needed?
Benefits to Participants
  • UNDERSTAND GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES
    for operating sustainably and contributing to the SDGs through hands-on learning to implement the UNDP's SDG Impact Standards.
  • GAIN PRACTICAL SKILLS IN MANAGING FOR IMPACT
    fostering an enabling environment to strengthen financial performance and drive forward better outcomes for people and planet.
  • IMPROVE DISCLOSURE, INVESTOR AND CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT
    by learning how to integrate sustainability at the core of decision-making practices.
  • LEAVE INSPIRED
    with the knowledge, confidence and resources to integrate sustainability and the SDGs in organisational decision-making with a plan for actions.
  • VALIDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
    by earning recognition of your knowledge with a certificate of completion jointly from SDG Impact, Social Value International and PIE Strategy.
  • JOIN A VALUABLE NETWORK OF PIONEERS
    with business leaders and changemakers who are among the firsts to be trained on UNDP's SDG Impact Standards.
Who can apply?
In this pioneering phase of the global roll-out of the training for SDG Impact Standards for Enterprises, preference will be given to applicants who are business leaders and managerial and technical-level representatives with decision-making authority or influence to integrate sustainability considerations into the core of their organisations' strategy, management approach, transparency, and governance, as well as investment decisions, and product and service development. Organisations are encouraged to join the training with multiple representatives with responsibilities across these functions.

For participants not in the sustainability field in the private sector, we will invite you to join a complimentaryCorporate Sustainability 101 webinar prior to the commencement of the training course to help you get the most out of the course.
Meet Your Instructors
  • Natalie Chan
    Managing Director of PIE Strategy Limited
    Accredited Trainer for the SDG Impact Standards

    With over 18 years of experience in corporate sustainability management, Natalie was first an intrapreneur setting up and leading the corporate sustainability practice at multinational corporations headquartered in Asia before founding PIE Strategy, an impact consultancy specialising in helping corporations in Asia apply a sustainability lens to their business strategies to build resilience and drive sustainable growth.

    Natalie is a Director of the Board of Natixis Foundation, B Lab (Hong Kong & Macau) and Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analyst, and a Member of the Energy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government. Natalie holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, France and Tsinghua University, China and completed The Prince of Wales's Business and Sustainability Programme at the University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • James Chan
    Senior Consultant, Sustainable Transformation of PIE Strategy Limited
    Accredited Trainer for the SDG Impact Standards
    A co-founder of PIE Strategy, James has close to 10 years of experience in sustainability strategy and social innovation consulting services for both private and public enterprises in Asia. James has helped a range of publicly listed corporations in Asia develop bespoke sustainability strategies and programmes that create shared value for business and society; and performed social and environmental impact assessments to guide businesses to embed sustainability risks and opportunities in their strategies. He also has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and materiality assessment, helping companies gather useful and actionable insights to inform decisions and build trust, and empowering their management and the wider workforce to bring the strategy to life.
About PIE Strategy
A certified B Corporation® and a Best For The World Honouree, PIE Strategy is an impact-driven management consultancy with a strong track record in helping leading corporations in Asia embed sustainability in their corporate and product strategies that deliver sustainable growth and drive better outcomes for people and planet.

Through strategy advisory to define the pathway for sustainable and purposeful transformation, and technical services in double materiality assessment, science-based target-setting, climate scenario analysis, product life-cycle assessment and social impact assessment, PIE's sustainability strategists and specialists equip businesses in Asia with the knowledge, tools and clarity to connect business success with social progress and environmental conservation. PIE also works as an impact partner of its clients to activate the implementation of the strategy, through optimising the governance framework, equipping their teams with the right tools and resources, and innovating empathetic models of corporate engagement.
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