Unlocking Global Investments for SDGs and Tackling Climate Change

  • Chiara Trabacchi
  • Barbara BuchnerEmail author


The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC made clear that urgent action is needed to avoid the threat of climate change and enable sustainable development in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate Agreement. Investment is critical to achieve our global climate and sustainable development goals, and to fill the current investment gap the global community needs to get private investors on board. To this end, investors will want to know how contributing to the SDGs will help them fulfilling liabilities, and meeting clients’ risk-adjusted returns expectations. They also need to know how they could invest in SDGs-relevant activities, particularly in sectors that constitute an untapped potential in high risk markets. This chapter provides investors and financiers with evidence on the business case for SDG-informed capital allocation decision-making, and on the instruments that can help them deploying capital in activities supporting the SDGs.


SDGs Paris agreement TCFD Sustainable finance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IDB InvestWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Executive Director, Climate Policy InitiativeSan FranciscoUSA

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