Title: Aligning Financial Markets with Sustainability Goals
Duration: 1 Hour
A debate is building on how the financial system could regenerate, post-coronavirus. Will the private sector return to ‘business as usual’ or could there be a reframing of financial markets to align with global sustainability goals?
Adopted by 193 nations, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals offer a relevant, universal lens to track progress throughout financial markets. They also offer opportunity. Putting the SDGs at the heart of the world’s economic strategy could unlock USD12 trillion in opportunities and 380 million jobs a year by 2030, but a funding gap persists principally among developing countries.
A hard truth is that we could have been better prepared for this crisis. The SDGs could have put us on track towards a world with access to universal health coverage and quality health care and more inclusive and sustainable economies.” (United Nations, March 2020)
Join us to explore key considerations in capturing the sustainable development opportunity:
• What does positive impact look like across financial markets, today?
• What are tomorrow’s sustainable development opportunities?
• What’s needed to accelerate alignment of financial markets with sustainability goals
Manger, ESG Analytics and Client Delivery
Trucost, part of S&P Global