Global Opportunity Report 2018
Making Blended Finance Work for the Sustainable Development Goals
For four years in a row DNV GL, the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainia have released the Global Opportunity Report, which turns some of the world’s biggest challenges into sustainable business opportunities. We have identified markets that tackle a multitude of risks, from water-efficient agriculture and the wonders of drip irrigation and drone technology to put more food on our tables worldwide, to intelligent cyber security and the ability of advanced artificial intelligence to keep us safe online.
UNPRI: The SDG Investment Case
The global community has spoken loud and clear: more resources must be mobilised to end extreme poverty and mitigate the effects of climate change. Blended finance is emerging as an important solution to help raise resources in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries.
Business Reporting on The SDGs: An Analysis of Goals and Targets
As institutional investors, we have a duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries. In this fiduciary role, we believe that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues can affect the performance of investment portfolios (to varying degrees across companies, sectors, regions, asset classes and through time). We also recognize that applying these Principles may better align investors with broader objectives of society.
This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It contains a list of existing and established disclosures that businesses can use to report, and identifies relevant gaps, where disclosures are not available. It also lists illustrative actions that businesses can take to make progress towards the SDG targets.