Corporate Finance – A Roadmap to Mainstream SDG Investments
Who’s behind it? – UN Global Compact, UNEP Finance Initiative
How can it help? – This Guidance was prepared by the UN Global Compact Action Platform on Financial Innovation for the SDGs, a group of leading organizations representing the entire investment value chain, including corporate and sovereign issuers, banks, institutional Investors, UN agencies and development banks. The goal of the Action Platform is to provide guidance on investment strategies that support the SDGs.
This report provides guidance to companies looking to integrate the SDGs into their financial strategy and business model. A credible SDG strategy allows companies to clearly communicate impact, facilitate easier access to the growing market for SDG financing, and connect investors with a pipeline of potential opportunities to address the SDG investment gap.
This document along with the publication SDG Bonds: Leveraging Capital Markets for the SDGs seeks to inspire the development of a market for mainstream SDG investments, with enough scale, liquidity and diversification to attract large institutional investors and finance a broad set of private- and public sector activities in support of the SDGs.