HLPF side event on the role of finance in achieving the SDGs

New York, 18 July 2016

The Government of Kenya, the Government of Switzerland and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) held a side event on “Sustainable Finance to achieve the SDGs: accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda through private-sector action”, discussing the role of private sector finance in achieving the SDGs. While government representatives stressed the importance of private investments complementing official development aid in fostering sustainable development, Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, brought the attention to the many private sector sustainability initiatives already underway.

Sabine Döbeli presented the results of the SSF report on Swiss Investments for Development and illustrated, how promoting sustainable development and achieving market returns can go hand in hand. More Info on the side event

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