How Can We Get the ‘Buy-In’ Required from Investors to Make the SDGs Work?

by Tim Mohin

SOURCE: GRI

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Originally published by ESG Magazine

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for achieving a better future for us all by adopting a set of 17 global goals: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, fight inequalities and injustice, and protect our planet.

And, if we want to realize these goals, it’s essential that we get “buy in” from investors around the world.

Achieving the SDGs will require a massive shift of capital towards products, services and projects that create progress towards their achievement. The 2016 UN Environment Program Inquiry into how to better align the financial system with sustainable development found that about $90 trillion US dollars must be mobilized over the next 15 years in order to achieve the targets set out in the SDGs.

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