This guide explores the role of corporate finance and investments in scaling finance for the Sustainable Development Goals, including how FDI, financial intermediation and public-private partnerships can be a source of finance for less liquid SDG investments that cannot be invested directly by portfolio or institutional investors. This includes providing access to finance in countries with less developed financial markets or for SDG solutions that are too small or illiquid to attract portfolio investors.
Early estimates show that it will take USD $5-7 trillion in annual public and private investment globally into sectors as wide ranging as education, clean energy, agriculture and health to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The scale of investments needed to create these opportunities is immense, but the importance of this moment has never been clearer. As we continue our journey of SDG implementation, every actor will have a role to play in securing the future we want for people and planet.
This guidebook responds to increased country-level demand for support on financing the 2030 Agenda. It is intended to be an 'entry point' for advice and information on financing for sustainable development, and the tools and services that UNDP offers in this space.
The ILO Sustainable Enterprise Programme helps to create more and better jobs through enterprise development.
This report summarizes the proceedings of the fourth UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All.
Highlights innovative work that food and agriculture companies are undertaking, together with governments and civil society, to improve food security and sustainable agriculture around the world.
Illustrates the philosophical and practical connections between the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals. This white paper draws an important philosophical line in the sand in relation to the crucial importance of principles, especially the UN Global Compact Ten Principles. We welcome your input.
A call to action to transform our world through analysis and recommendations on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, stressing global collaboration and the implementation of long-term innovative solutions.
This Framework aims to motivate and guide business engagement and action in support of the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and seeks to identify where different industries can have the most significant impact.
This report explores how supply chains function in order to identify new approaches to building sustainability capacity at the local supplier level, as well as identifying initiatives that will encourage and enable consumer demand for more sustainable solutions.
To illustrate how business contributes to the implementation of the suggested priority areas, the UN Global Compact – guided by Global Compact LEAD –developed a series of “executive briefs.” This briefing series outlines the critical role business has to play in achieving global sustainability goals. The UN Global Compact especially encourages Government and UN representatives to review these briefs to learn more about the willingness of the business community to support the efforts of Governments and civil society in creating a more sustainable and equitable world.
Investors, governments, and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding that companies demonstrate sustainable strategies aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This guide seeks to support companies looking to integrate the SDGs into their financial strategy and business model. A credible SDG strategy allows a company to clearly communicate its impact, facilitates easier access to the growing market for SDG financing, and connects investors with a pipeline of potential opportunities to address the SDG investment gap.