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ILG attends United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Summit

last modified May 12, 2016 09:44 AM
Philippe Zaouati, Chair of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), CEO of Mirova (wholly owned subsidiary of Natixis) and Mark Wilson, CEO of Aviva, have been invited to attend the Interactive Dialogue on "Delivering on a Revitalised Global Partnership" on 26 September 2015 during the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a historic and integrated global agenda to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. It is the outcome of inclusive global consultations with the participation of a multiplicity of stakeholders, including civil society, private sector and academia.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have inspired the ILG’s framework for reporting the impact of investment portfolios. The group distilled the SDGs into themes relevant to investors – basic needs, health and wellbeing, decent work, climate stability, healthy ecosystems and resource stewardship – with the aim to help the industry better understand, manage and report the social and environmental impact of their investments.

Investors can play an influential role in achieving the SDGs by funding economic activities that contribute to the achievement of these goals – but only if they are able to get a firm hold on their non-financial impacts.

The ILG has already engaged with the UN in the form of a workshop held with a representative of the UN Global Compact in New York earlier this year to discuss the framework. The group welcomes the UN’s invitation to participate in this dialogue and hopes that it can continue to play in role in accelerating how investors contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

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Investment Leaders Group members. Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

 *HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme

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Kajetan

Kajetan Czyz, Senior Programme Manager, Investment Leaders Group