Setting Science-based Targets

Some principles for Science-Based Target setting by John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management and Faculty Co-Director, MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

For the extended version of the SHIFT Science-Based Target curriculum, see: SHIFT SCIENCE-BASED TARGET CURRICULUM


1) Understand what a Science-Based Target (SBT) is and why it is important

2) Get internal buy-in

3) Understand the SBT method basics

4) Gather the data

5) Select an SBT method

6) Set the target

7) Validate your target

8) Communicate your target

9) Implement your target

10) Iterate and Improve