Target group: Companies
Initiator(s): The Carbon Disclosure Project, WWF, World Resources Institute and UN Global Compact

Sustainable Development Goal(s): 17. Partnerships for the goals

Priorities for change: Transversal

Science Based Targets

By working with Science Based Targets, companies can align their climate ambitions with the COP21 objectives. In order to support its members who are committed to this ambitious approach, The Shift has brought them together in a working group.


  • Support companies that publish credible climate goals, aligned with the objective of the Paris Agreement
  • Share experiences between members who actively work on this theme
  • Spread information about this tool


We have brought together members who are interested in Science Based Targets on several occasions. We are proud to count among our members 4 companies (Thalys, Bpost, Proximus and Lidl) whose climate objectives are aligned with the Paris objective. If you would like to know more about this initiative, please contact us. 


The transition to a carbon-neutral economy is happening right now and is gaining worldwide momentum. Every sector, every market is changing and many of you within our network are already showing the will and the skills to reach this goal. The Science Based Targets are for you if you:

  • want to strategically integrate the SDGs and the Paris Agreement;
  • want to challenge your management internally to take action;
  • want to communicate your organisation’s commitment externally


Get the recognition for your contribution to limit global warming!


The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) offers different scientific methods to calculate how fast and how much your company needs to reduce its CO2 emissions to be in line with the objective of the Paris Agreement, its aim being to contain global warming to a maximum of +2°C. This initiative provides a serious framework for defining credible climate ambitions, which is why The Shift wishes to support its participating members. If you would like to know more about this initiative, contact us or discover the brochure here.

More than 350 companies have chosen to get involved and to demonstrate leadership in the fight against global warming. Will you join them?