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Originally published in UN PRI written by Will Martindale If investors are to be successful in their sustainability objectives, banks will need to be sustainable too. In many countries, banking assets exceed GDP. So, it will be welcome news to many investors, that thirteen years after the PRI’s launch, UNEP FI has launched the Principles for Responsible Banking. There are three ways that investors can support these principles. Investors own banks: most major investors will invest in most major…

Originally Published in UN Global Impact Global Investors for Sustainable Development alliance aims to scale long-term investment in sustainable development UNITED NATIONS, New York, 15 April 2019 — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced a new CEO alliance to finance the Sustainable Development Goals. Comprised of CEOs of large companies around the world, the Global Investors for Sustainable Development alliance is aimed at harnessing the insights of private sector leaders on ways to unblock impediments and implement…

Originally Published on PRI Why the SDGs are relevant to institutional investors, why there is an expectation that investors will contribute, and the case for why investors should want to. The launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 has made clear that the global community of countries relies heavily on the private sector to solve some of the most urgent problems the world is facing. Both companies and institutional investors are being…