Investors, governments, and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding that companies demonstrate sustainable strategies aligned with the SDGs. A credible SDG strategy allows a company to clearly communicate its impact, facilitates easier access to the growing market for SDG financing, and connects investors with a pipeline of potential opportunities to address the SDG investment gap. This guide seeks to support companies looking to integrate the SDGs into their financial strategy and business model, contributing to SDGs 8, 12 and 17.
While the public sector and public finance will be core to the implementation of the SDGs, it is widely acknowledged that the private sector and capital markets must also play a key role. This report furthers SDGs 8, 12 and 17 by seeking to inspire major players in the investment value chain to build a market for mainstream SDG investments, with enough scale, liquidity and diversification to attract large institutional investors and finance a broad set of private- and public-sector activities in support of the SDGs.
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.
RELX Group held two SDG Inspiration Days to bring together business, government and civil society to scale collaboration and engagement on the SDGs. The first SDG Inspiration Day took place in San Jose, California and focused on disruptive technology to advance the goals. The second day took place in Amsterdam and focused on the power of partnerships to achieve the goals.
November 28, 2018
In 2018, RELX Group hosted two SDG Inspiration Days to inspire scalable, collaborative action on the 17 SDGs, with particular emphasis on disruptive technology at Silicon Valley and on partnerships at Amsterdam. Watch videos of the speakers from the two days.
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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.
Elsevier Connect, 20 June 2018
One year ago RELX Group launched the SDG Resource Centre which features research articles, news, reports, videos, webinars, events and tools and also includes content from our UN partners. Content can be sorted by SDG, keyword, tags, geography and more. Here’s how you can use the SDG Resource Centre to find relevant content for your research or to advance sustainable development in your organisation.
Linking to Goals 2, 6, 15, 17, this toolbox connects your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests.
Linking to Goal 6 and Goal 17, this Guide to Water-Related Collective Action offers good practice to help companies establish enduring relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, leaders, and individuals to advance sustainable water management.