PLEASE READ: Welcome to the official online forum of SBTi for financial institutions!

Hello and welcome! This is the primary channel for technical and query support to help FIs on their journey to adopt SBTs on their operations and portfolio activities.

Since the pilot launch last October, the SBTi finance project team has been providing technical support through emails, office hours, and webinars. We wanted to find a more efficient and engaging way to scale up the support - and here we are! We are constantly coming up with new guidance during the pilot phase. With this forum, we would like to communicate new guidance in a more timely manner to a larger audience.

Portfolio decarbonization remains a novel subject. We would also like to facilitate peer exchange and support with this forum.

Please first review our existing free resources and do a quick search in this forum before posting a question!

Forum Rules


  • Confidentiality: You may use usernames that do not reveal your institutional affiliation. If you are really concerned about posting online, you may also reach out to us directly via email
  • Please use SEARCH first: There is a pretty good chance that your question has been addressed on our forum before, please use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already some good threads on the subject. It’s easy to search – just click the “Search” button at the top right of the page.
  • PLEASE post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your problem IN THE SUBJECT.
  • Remain respectful of other members at all times: All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective. However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.


  • This forum is only for queries and exchanges about SBTs for financial institutions. The team will only respond to posts related to FIs. For questions about SBTs for corporates and SMEs, please review the extensive resources, FAQs, and documentation available on our website or direct your queries to if you cannot find the answer in our existing resources.
  • No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums: This forum defines spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc. Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
  • DO NOT ASK for email addresses or phone numbers
  • Do NOT POST copyright-infringing material: Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.
  • Do NOT POST “offensive” posts, links or images: Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on this forum. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.
  • Do not PM users asking for help: Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit.
  • DO NOT USE multiple accounts: There is no reason why you should have more than one account. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.

SBTi Finance Team Engagement

  • The relevant team members will answer questions in their area of expertise on a regular basis
  • We can not make assessments on whether a target can be approved on this forum. The target validation service of SBTi serves that purpose.