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Finance & Investment

The world will need to spend between $3 trillion and $5 trillion annually to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Aligning financial strategies with the SDGs unlocks new revenue possibilities.

By taking action in this area, you can increase performance and unlock new possibilities:

  • Attract investors and open up new avenues for capital investment
  • Protect long-term financial performance and avoid potential legal and reputational issues
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with environmental, social, and governance factors
  • Attract top talent who prioritize purpose-driven work and seek employers committed to sustainability
  • Expand into new markets and attract environmentally and socially conscious customers

Finance & Investment Action

Target 1

Align corporate investment – to the fullest extent possible – with SDG policies and strategies, and set targets, track and report on the amount and proportion of such SDG investments.

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Target 2

Establish a corporate financing strategy that is linked to SDG investments and performance, and report on the amount and proportion of such SDG finance.

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No matter where you are on your finance and investment journey, we can help. Our action guides will show you how you can make the biggest, fastest impact for 2030.

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Not yet a participant? Join our global movement.

Want to help your organization take action but not already a participant of the United Nations Global Compact? No problem. The UN Global Compact provides a framework to guide all businesses regardless of size, complexity or location. You can express your interest here in a few simple steps.

Accountable Companies

The Forward Faster initiative aims to increase accountability and transparency by calling for companies to publicly declare their commitments and highlight the actions they will undertake to meet the targets. Companies committing to the targets will be required to report on progress annually to the UN Global Compact.


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