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SD VISta Public Consultation

The first public consultation on the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard Project Requirements ran from 3 January to 4 March 2018. Developed with the support of the diverse and experienced SD VISta Standard Development Advisory Committee, this document sets out requirements for certification to SD VISta.

We sought feedback to ensure that the SD VISta Project Requirements are clear and meet the needs of users developing projects, funders and investors. We are currently assessing comments received during the consultation period, and we’ll post a summary of our responses soon.

The SD VISta Project Requirements will be complemented by other SD VISta Program documents, principally a program guide, which are under development at this time. We expect to hold another consultation in June and launch SD VISta before the close of 2018. If you have any questions regarding the SD VISta development process, please send an email to

The first consultation version of the SD VISta Project Requirements is available here:

Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard Project Requirements

Introduction to the Project Requirements webinar

A webinar was held on 17 and 18 January to provide an overview of SD VISta and the Project Requirements.

28 March 2018

SD VISta Pilot Projects Underway

Fifteen pilot projects are currently piloting the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta). One of…

4 January 2018

Consultation open on the SD VISta Project Requirements

Your comments will help ensure that the Project Requirements for our newest standard are clear and meet the needs of projects and their investors and supporters.

17 July 2017

Announcing the Development of the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard

SD VISta is intended to address the challenges of consistently and transparently assessing and communicating the economic, social and environmental impacts of projects…

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