1. What is Impact Management?
SDGs are very useful when communicating to partners and funders on what change you want to see in the world, check out the module to see how your solutions can impress them just by acknowledging and measuring what you have achieved! :)
The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call on businesses large and small to measure their impact on people and planet. Impact management is the ongoing practice of measuring impacts so as to reduce the negative and increase the positive. A strong impact management framework will enable you to make better data-driven decisions, manage your risks, scale your impact and communicate it, and thereby access funding and partnerships. Strong impact management relies on a sound strategy with a clear theory of change for the impact you are trying to achieve; and appropriate systems, tools, processes and people.
In this module, you will build on the Case for Support module to further develop your startup’s impact management framework. You will produce an SDG Impact one pager to communicate the long-term impact that you are trying to achieve. Did you know there are 17 Goals, 169 Targets, and 231 indicators in the SDG framework? Determining which goals, targets and indicators your startup contributes to can help you strengthen your theory of change, enhance your impact, and attract support.
2. Make Your Own
Follow the 3 easy steps to complete the SDG Impact template! It is designed to help you think through the long-term impact you want to achieve for people and planet and link this to the global agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Remember, this is just an initial simplified version of your theory of change. Over time, we can refine it further by adding assumptions, enabling factors and more.
3. How To Submit?
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About The Module Curator
Ellie Horrocks works in the Youth Co:Lab team in Bangkok supporting policy, research and impact measurement. Ellie has a background in economic analysis and policy related to youth entrepreneurship and youth employment. Before joining UNDP in 2019, she worked in East and Southern Africa for the Gatsby Foundation and Adam Smith International, and previously for the Department for International Development in the UK. She has also worked in research and impact measurement as a consultant for the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group and others.
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