Many banks and funds offering ”impact” funds and products that are supposedly contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals. As we at Impact Invest analyze the details of these products and funds, we find that few are in fact investing in the solutions that help progress the SDGs before 2030 and the Paris agreement. The solution providers still get a very marginal slice of the money invested.
- Why is the banking sector and capital markets so slow to change? In part, they say that investors and pension savers still care less about the environmental and social impact, than financial returns. As long as the financial metrics are valued higher than other performance metrics, not much will change. As the mass market is starting to become more financially literature and question how pension savings and investments are managed, we see a shift towards better options.
- This round-table will discuss what needs to happen in the financial markets and what solutions exist that are make better contributions to the SDGs. It will provide practical suggestions for what anybody can do to ensure that you put your money where it has better chances of doing good for people and planet, whether you are an active investor yourself or use a bank.
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