Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs – Consultation Version

Published July 2018

Two years after the Positive Impact Manifesto that led to setting up the Positive Impact Initiative at UNEP FI, “Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs“  will articulate the concepts of an impact-based economy and extend an open invitation to design the way forward together to shape a meaningful Positive Impact Initiative.

A version of this paper was made available for  consultation over the summer of 2018 and the final paper will be released at the UNEP FI Global Roundtable in Paris, 26-28 November 2018.

In this paper, we will argue that the cost of achieving the SDGs can be significantly reduced and that private sector solutions can be significantly stepped up, via a new approach to public-private interaction based on an impact paradigm. It will explain the work  undertaken so far to promote a common impact language. It is relevant not only for financial institutions but also for businesses, national and local public authorities, academia, civil society and everyday people.

Find out more about Positive Impact finance here.