Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs – Consultation Version

Published July 2018

“Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs“, a Position Paper and Call to Action prepared by the Positive Impact Initiative is now available for feedback.

Two years after the Positive Impact Manifesto that led to setting up the Positive Impact Initiative at UNEP FI, this report articulates the concepts of an impact-based economy and extends an open invitation to design the way forward together to shape a meaningful Positive Impact Initiative.

In this paper, we 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 explains the work we have undertaken so far to promote a common impact language and is relevant not only for financial institutions but also for businesses, national and local public authorities, academia, civil society and everyday people.

We are proud to have initiated this work with the kind support of WBCSD and to be presenting it in the context of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, in conjunction with our UN Alliance for SDG Finance partners, PRI and the UN Global Compact.

Find out more about Positive Impact finance here.

Download the report and share your feedback by 15 September here.

The finalized paper will be released at the UNEP FI Global Roundtable in Paris, 26-28 November 2018.