This guide explores the role of corporate finance and investments in scaling finance for the SDGs, including how FDI, financial intermediation and public-private partnerships can be a source of finance for less liquid SDG investments that cannot be invested directly by portfolio or institutional investors. This includes providing access to finance in countries with less developed financial markets or for SDG solutions that are too small or illiquid to attract portfolio investors. The report contributes to SDGs 8, 16 and 17.
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 7-12.

Forests are essential to the SDGs and can further multiple SDGs simultaneously. This paper contributes to goal 15 by discussing the importance of integrated, innovative and inclusive governance systems to ensure that efforts to advance the SDGs can better benefit from, and provide support for, forests.

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United Nations University, August 2018. 

Contributing to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this technical note aims to help guide programming intended to prevent and address the recruitment and use of children by armed groups in today’s conflicts.
Focussing on SDGs 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), this piece explores conflict prevention and the role of Resident Coordinators in fragile and conflict- affected countries without peace operations.

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United Nations University, May 2018.

Contributing to SDGs 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), this research seeks to understand if, when and how transitional justice, in combination with other conflict resolution tools, can contribute to transitions away from conflict in settings affected by major jihadist groups.
Anti-corruption head reveals insights on anti-bribery and corruption risk
Supporting goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) Patrick Moulette, Head of the Anti-Corruption Division at the OECD shares how the legislative landscape has changed since countries signed the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention 20 years ago, and the impact it has had on companies’ attitudes towards compliance.
In de Souza E Souza v Primark Stores Ltd, the employment tribunal awarded £47,433 to a transgender employee who suffered harassment and recommended that the employer adopt a written policy on how to deal with new and existing staff who are transgender or who wish to undergo gender reassignment. This advances goal 8 (decent work and economic growth), goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
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Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 41, March 2018, Pages 186-197.

Adding to SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), fear of crime (FOC) can restrict one’s daily physical and mental activities and reduce quality of life. In order to approach the fear of crime (FOC) on a more individual basis, this paper examines the influence of environmental and individual factors on the FOC.
Contributing to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this research report assesses the risks that UN sanctions now face, suggesting steps to protect their legitimacy and effectiveness.
Corruption perceptions index 2017
Supporting goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) the world’s most corrupt countries have been revealed in Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index.

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