Questions about SBT setting process for sector financial institutions

To whom it may concern,

We’d like to clarify some details regarding the target setting process as follows.

  1. Could the financial institution make an appointment for target validation prior to commitment approval?
  2. Do target validation have waitlist offers and the validation process could be processed once a slot is open?

Hi Lucinda,

Apologies for the late response. A financial institution can submit targets prior to commitment approval. And FIs can now book slots for validation of their near-term targets via the booking system: SBTi Target Validation Booking System (

Please note that submission forms will need to be completed and uploaded in order to book a slot. Also, the date of the booked slot is when the review of the target submission will begin, and not the date that target validation results will be delivered.