The Global Impact Investing Network published a series of portraits detailing how impact investors contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Last fall, the 193 Member States of the United Nations unanimously committed to adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs comprise 17 core goals that range from ending hunger to stemming climate change, and that altogether provide a critical roadmap to a sustainable future and more prosperous world. As part of this exciting and aspirational agenda, the UN also put out a strong call to action for the private sector to play a fundamental role in achieving these goals.
While it is still early days for the SDGs, the GIIN has heard from its members (who comprise the largest network of impact investors worldwide) that the impact investing community is eager to explore how their impact strategies can contribute to this global effort, and some are already actively leveraging the SDG goals as a framework for their investments. To better understand how impact investors are approaching the SDGs and how this growing community can collectively drive results, the GIIN has profiled a variety of impact investors. In these profiles, experienced investors explain how aligning to the SDGs is helping them develop impact strategies and goals, communicate with stakeholders, and attract new capital.
LGT Impact Ventures has contributed a profile. Find it on page 10-11 here.