12 December 2017
UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), have joined forces to form the UN Alliance for SDG Finance. The aim of the partners is to bring together their large networks of private and financial sector members and stakeholders to facilitate closer collaboration on SDG finance and thereby maximize their collective impact reached.
More detailed information on the Alliance can be found here.
Stimulating quotes of the representatives of the three collaborating organizations, leading up to the formation of the UN Alliance:
“It is absolutely thrilling to see so many stakeholders mobilized on the key theme of finance for the 2030 agenda. The potential of so much collective action is immense”, said Lise Kingo, CEO of the UN Global Compact at the UN Private Sector Forum.
“Together, the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Finance Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment constitute the largest networks of private and financial sector constituencies — corporates, investors, banks and insurers — dedicated to promoting sustainability and the SDGs”, said Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI at the PRI’s 207 in-person meeting.
“Clearly if we wish to succeed coordinating our agendas and our work is not only desireable, it is a necessary component of successful engagement of the global private and financial sector with the UN and the universal goals”, said Eric Usher, Head of the UNEP Finance Initiative.