I&P's Contribution to the Sustainable Development GoalsSubmitted by Admin on Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:21
In September 2015 the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs comprise 17 core goals, from ending hunger to stemming climate change, that altogether provide a critical roadmap to a sustainable future and prosperous world.
As underlined by the study ''Investing in Africa’s development: how impact investing can contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa" published in October 2016 by I&P, the SDGs explicitly call on all businesses to apply their creativity and innovation to solve sustainable development challenges. They acknowledge the key role that business can and must play in achieving them.
Following up with the study, I&P drafted a document presenting its contribution to the SDGs, available for download:
Read more about the study
Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) and the Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi) published in October 2016 a study on impact investment in Africa, entitled “Investing in Africa’s development: how impact investing can contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa”.
In this study, the SDGs have been grouped into 8 main “SDG investment areas” where the private sector can play a key role: Fighting Poverty and Inequalities; Agriculture, Nutrition and Food security; Healthcare, Water and Sanitation; Education; Energy Access; Infrastructure and Innovation; Sustainable cities; and Environment and Biodiversity. For all these main SDG investment areas, the study look at the current situation in Africa, the financial resources needed to achieve the goal, the potential role of the private sector and how impact investors can contribute to achieve this SDG.