Target-setting Tools and Guidance

Please find the latest target-setting guidance below, which was publicly released in May 2023. This guidance builds on the Initial Guidance for Business, released in 2020.

Latest technical guidance

This page includes links to the latest SBTN guidance for Steps 1, 2, and 3 (Freshwater and Land). This technical guidance reflects the feedback from SBTN partners and CEP members during several rounds of internal consultations and builds upon the first three steps of the five-step corporate target-setting framework introduced by SBTN in 2020 with the Initial Guidance for Business.


The Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) methods, tools, and guidance are under development. SBTN makes no representation that the methods, tools, and/or guidance presented here will be appropriate to set a science based target for nature when SBTN’s methods are complete. These documents (excluding those which were made available for public consultation and those released publicly in May 2023) are exclusively accessible for Program members and should not be shared publicly.