These are exciting times for Positive Impact Finance. $5-7 trillion a year until 2030 are needed to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide. The greater part of the necessary financing and investment will need to stem from private finance. With the Positive Impact Initiative, we’re laying the groundwork for the emergence of an impact-based approach to developing financial solutions and business models needed for the private sector to do its part in solving the SDG financing gap.
We have just issued our first newsletter, designed to keep the Positive Impact Finance Community up to date on what we are doing, and remind stakeholders of ways they can get involved. You can read the first edition online here, and register for the newsletter here.
Who is the Positive Impact Finance Community? Participation in the Positive Impact initiative is open to all UNEP FI members that are actively seeking to understand and promote the positive impact of their portfolios on the economy, society and the environment via dedicated strategies, frameworks and business activities.
Non-UNEP FI members, including all relevant stakeholders such as auditors, extra-financial raters and research providers, raters, corporates, public entities, NGOs, and academic institutions, can also become actively involved in the Initiative, as supporters.
Both member and supporter status imply a public endorsement of the Positive Impact Manifesto and the Principles for Positive Impact Finance.