The future for sustainable investment
UNCTAD World Investment Forum
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Sustainable investment market
Capital markets that are aligned with sustainability can be instrumental in financing sustainable development. The past decade has witnessed a surge of sustainability themed financial products in variety, number and assets. UNCTAD estimates that funds dedicated to investment in sustainable development have reached $1.2-1.3 trillion today. However, most of these funds are invested in developed countries (e.g. in renewable energy).
Value of global sustainable equity funds, $ billions, 2020
Value of global green bond market, $ billions, 2020
Value of global social bond market, $ billions, 2020
Value of global Covid-19 response bond market, $ billions, 2020
Sustainability integration landscape
20 of the world’s largest public pension and sovereign wealth funds reported on ESG in 2019
Supporting governments and institutional investors to finance sustainable development
The SDG Investors Partnership supports governments and investors to identify sustainability risks, and mobilize finance to the sectors and markets that can create maximum sustainable development impact. We produce research and policy recommendations for governments and public institutional investors across the globe, with a primary focus on sustainable development in developing country regions.
The SDG Investors Partnership is open to all institutional investors, including pension and sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, banks, insurance companies, and other stakeholders
The SDG Investors Partnership, working with its data partners, publishes the latest trends, policy and regulatory analysis affecting institutional investors and sustainable development
To facilitate networking, disseminate best practice, and promote investment in sustainable sectors and developing country markets, the SDG Investors Partnership organises global events for institutional investors and other stakeholders