Building on the work of the UN Global Compact Action Platform Financial Innovation for the SDGs and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) will work with key partners on a series of regional SDG Investment Forums in 2019 to enhance dialogue at the local level between investors, companies, the UN and Governments on investments to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Focusing on the unique opportunities, needs and challenges in Brazil, the SDG Investment Forum and resulting Roadmap will advance a dialogue on increasing private investments in SDG priority areas. This gathering will connect capital providers with impactful SDG investment opportunities and programs in order to help the private sector mobilize finance in support of local and regional SDG implementation. The Forums will feature initiatives across several sectors and asset classes, including local companies, foreign direct investment, debt instruments and development finance.
Discussions will explore how investors, financial institutions and companies are looking at SDG investments and what they see as the unique challenges and opportunities in Brazil. Lastly, the Forum will highlight the roles of stock exchanges, development finance institutions and other local enablers in facilitating SDG investments for private investors in the local context.