Principles for Responsible Investment / United Nations Global Compact
The launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 has made clear that the global community of countries relies heavily on the private sector to solve some of the most urgent problems the world is facing. Both companies and institutional investors are being asked to contribute to the SDGs through their business activities, asset allocation and investment decisions.
Discussions taking place since the launch of the SDGs tend to focus on how investors can contribute to the SDGs. But it is often too easily taken for granted that investors are already convinced they should. The SDG investment case tries to answer the question: Why are the SDGs relevant to institutional investors? It explains what the SDGs are, why there is an expectation that investors will contribute, and then makes the case for why investors should want to.
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