This element of the Common Approach to Impacting Measurement project is a way of connecting the work of individual organizations to Social Development Goal (SDG) indicators without imposing strict uniformity.

The project will focus on the following SDGs:

SDG 2End hunger, achieve food security, improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 8 – Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

SDG 3Well-being

Social purpose organizations told us repeatedly that well-being cannot be disconnected from the other work that they do.

Because employment, food security, nutrition and sustainable food practices are linked to well-being, we include portions of SDG 3 as a cross-cutting issue.


Creating Flexible Standards

Research on standard-setting suggests that successful standards – those with wide and long- lasting adoption – must balance uniformity and flexibility.

This report outlines how a flexible standard can be created for social and environmental indicators.

Read the report here.

Watch our videos for more information on flexible standards.