SDG Bonds & Corporate Finance: A Roadmap to Mainstream Investments

According to the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), achieving the SDGs will require between US$3 trillion and US$5 trillion in investment annually in developing countries alone. At today’s level of public and private investment, the Commission estimates an annual shortfall of about US$2.5 trillion. While additional public funds will be necessary to finance the SDGs, it is widely acknowledged in the international community that the capital markets can play a key role in closing the financing gap. According to some estimates, implementation of the goals will open market opportunities reaching trillions of dollars, creating a significant pipeline of investment opportunities.