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UNCTAD World Investment Forum


SDG Investors will be organising several headline events for institutional investors at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum

International Sustainable Investment Fund Conference


An important development in sustainable finance in recent years is the proliferation of sustainable investment funds as a potential mass market financial tool that can make a positive contribution to sustainable development. This session will bring together asset owners, asset managers and regulators to discuss the latest development in the global sustainable investment fund market […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trackinsight European Summit 2022

Fake news, propaganda, dodgy data, lack of transparency and misinformation - making sense of the world is becoming harder and getting to the facts needed to make the right investment decisions is more complicated than ever before. Bringing together expert leaders from investment and technology professionals, the 2022 Trackinsight European Summit provides an exclusive forum […]

UNCTAD Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission, thirteenth session – Capital markets and sustainable development

Palais des Nations avenue de la paix, 18, Geneva, Switzerland

The Commission will bring together international institutional investors, stock exchange executives, regulators and policymakers to discuss the current trends, challenges and opportunities for sustainable investment, and policy measures that can be taken by developing economies to leverage capital markets for sustainable development in the post-pandemic era. In doing so, the Commission specifically addresses the UN […]

Mobilizing Institutional Investment in Infrastructure in Angola


In the context of the EU-UNCTAD Joint Programme for Angola: Train for Trade II and with funding support provided by the European Union, UNCTAD and the Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), the sovereign wealth fund of Angola, organize a high-level meeting to discuss opportunities, strategies and practical measures to mobilize institutional investment for infrastructure development […]

International Sustainable Fund Conference

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

According to UNCTAD, sustainability-focused financial products targeting sustainable development-related sectors or themes reached over $5.2 trillion in 2021, up 63% from 2020. Sustainable funds, green and social bonds have become crucial investment vehicles that channel much-needed funding into infrastructure, health, education, climate change mitigation, and adaptation. Nevertheless, sustainable investment is still in its early stages. […]

Sovereign and Public Investors Dialogue

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The urgency to boost investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation is growing with every annual COP meeting. As "universal owners" with large investments in companies across a huge range of sectors and markets, sovereign and public investors are in a unique position to drive sustainability along the investment chain and channel more capital into […]

International Sustainable Finance Regulation Conference

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Capital markets can play a crucial role in filling the financing gap for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. In the last few years, increasing awareness of urgency of the SDGs and of the risks associated with climate change has led to accelerating growth of sustainable finance and a […]

Mobilizing Institutional Investment for Sustainable Development in Africa

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

African markets present investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors that are essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including economic and social infrastructure, the energy transition, the nature-based economy, and the digital economy. Indeed, it is estimated that Africa will require additional investment of $200 billion per year to achieve its SDG […]