Corporate Finance — A Roadmap to Mainstream SDG Investments is part of a broad agenda of the United Nations Global Compact to secure private capital for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to galvanize companies and their Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) or Corporate Treasurers to tap into the capital markets to support their companies’ efforts to contribute to the SDGs. We also aim to inspire major players in the investment community to increase their allocation of capital toward SDG investments and to contribute to closing the financing gap for the SDGs.
This document was prepared by the United Nations Global Compact Action Platform on Financial Innovation for the SDGs, a group of organizations representing the entire investment value chain, including corporate and
sovereign issuers, banks, institutional investors, UN agencies and development banks.
This report seeks to inspire the development of 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.