UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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Davos 2020: Financial inclusion is key to meeting the UN SDGs

While technology has yet again been a central topic of discussion at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there has also been a determined focus on fintech and how financial inclusion is key to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In conversation with Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, she highlights

ESG investing risks becoming a victim of its own success

Sustainable investing is booming. The industry has spawned its own lingo—ESG, SASB, SRI, GRI—dedicated to describing this seemingly moral turn in the finance industry, where money is invested in ways that make the world a better place. After all, it feels good to generate a return while promoting the SDGs (that’s the UN’s sustainable development

New Benchmark Will Rank Companies On Their SDG Success

In the world of social enterprise and impact investing, perhaps the most universally accepted guide is the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Introduced in 2015, the 17 inter-connected goals now form an organizing principle for many entrepreneurs, as well as investors. At the same time, achieving those goals is going to cost trillions, literally, and won’t

Partnerships for the goals: Governments, non-profits and private investors working together to make a greater impact

The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set up in 2015 to guide governments, businesses and individuals on how best to do just that, with specific targets to reach by 2030. "To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must swiftly move from commitments to action. To do that, we need strong,

BoP Investor Unitus Seed Fund Mapping Its Impact

In case you haven’t noticed, many players in the impact investing universe, from accelerators to funds, are using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for their efforts. That is, the 17 SDGs are becoming a standardized language for assessing impact. Unitus Seed Fund recently announced it’s joined the club. According to managing partner and

6 social entrepreneurs whose companies are bettering the world

As the trend of social entrepreneurship takes root in economies around the globe, future-focused impact investors are stepping up to the plate to help build a better world for generations to come. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 objectives to tackle global issues like hunger, joblessness, poverty, climate change, and food waste, among