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Sustainable Investment Cases for Emerging Markets


Emerging markets increasingly offer sustainable investment opportunities. At the same time, emerging market economies often struggle to attract investment, especially through capital markets or private equity, whether because of a lack of investment products, a perception of heightened risk, or other factors. This event aims to present the practical experiences of investors and other stakeholders […]

UNCTAD Sustainable Fund Awards 2021


Sustainable funds, which integrate environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their asset allocation process, have grown rapidly in number, variety and size. UNCTAD estimates that, today, there are nearly 4,000 such funds, with assets under management of over USD 1.7 trillion. These sustainability‐oriented funds have become important […]

Sovereign Wealth and Pension Funds Dialogue


Leveraging institutional investment for the post‐pandemic recovery The COVID‐19 pandemic has once again demonstrated that environmental and sustainability issues constitute material risks for institutional investors such as public pension and sovereign wealth funds. As "universal owners" with large investment in companies across a huge range of sectors and markets, these funds are in a unique […]