Delivering the Sustainable Financial System the World Needs
Who’s behind it? – Aviva
How can it help? – This report by Aviva presents a background overview of how financial markets have historically interacted with sustainable development, while also underlining current challenges that are posing a significant barrier to achieving the necessary flows of capital to meet the investment needs of the SDGs.
The report also positions a number of recommendations from Aviva on how some of these barriers can be overcome. In particular the report highlights the important role that could be played by: a) corporate sustainability benchmarks; b) fair trade standards for the finance industry; (3) the inclusion of sustainability considerations into fiduciary duty; and (4) enhanced financial literacy.