The SDGI Fair, organized by UN DESA, in collaboration with the UN Global Compact, PRI, UNEP-FI and the ICC, will be held on 22 April 2018 directly preceding the 2018 FfD Forum (23-26 April 2018). The Fair brings together ministers of finance and high-level officials from emerging markets with the investor community and companies to explore new opportunities for SDG investment (SDGI) and discuss specific projects in the pipelines of national governments.
The SDG Investment Fair will feature a mix of unique panel presentations and interactive roundtable discussion. The investments presented and discussed will combine competitive financial returns with positive change for people and the planet, in response to three areas:
• Governments in developing countries are developing new projects in line with the SDGs, along with innovative risk mitigating instruments;
• There is growing interest in creating market opportunities for investments with competitive returns that support environmental and social goals;
• New technologies, like Fintech, are creating innovative ways to invest in productive capacity, including in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME