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Published first in the UN Dispatch. GoFundMe for the Sustainable Development Goals? It’s more feasible than you may think. A new study from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School says crowdfunding may be a viable strategy for financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to UN estimates, achieving the 17 highly ambitious global goals by 2030 will cost a hefty $5 trillion to $7 trillion a year – about $4 trillion of which is required in…

Image Source: By Rosieponting – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48446058 As increased focus is placed on achieving the SDGs by 2030, it has become apparent that the amount of capital to accomplish them requires a very different paradigm than typical capital investments.  This is where Blended Finance comes in. The OECD defines Blended Finance as the follows: “Blended Finance is the strategic use of development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilize private capital flows to emerging…