CFO Taskforce Launches Global SDG Initiative

The sixty CFOs in the UN World Compact CFO Taskforce dedicated to invest additional than $five hundred billion about the subsequent five a long time towards the accomplishment of Sustainable Advancement Targets (SDGs) as they try out to market more integration of the SDGs in corporate finance.

The undertaking pressure also dedicated to backlink nearly fifty% of all corporate financing to sustainability effectiveness, with designs to challenge new sustainable finance instruments, together with sustainability-connected bonds. 

“With this dedication, we set a necessary milestone on a journey which began in December 2019 when a tiny group of CFOs started out performing jointly towards a eyesight of boosting the integration of sustainability within organization operations,” said Alberto De Paoli, CFO of Enel and co-chair of CFO Taskforce. “Now, we aim to improve recognition even more and enable generate the necessary atmosphere to catch the attention of additional cash towards sustainable development.”

Targets connected to SDG investments are set to develop as the UN World Compact CFO Taskforce appears to be to recruit hundreds of firms to adopt identical corporate strategies and commitments.

If successful, the finance chiefs and their corporations could perhaps mobilize trillions of investment dollars per year in aid of the SDGs, in places these as sustainable infrastructure, renewable vitality, and meals and agriculture.

“The demand from customers for sustainable investment is escalating among our customers and we are encouraged by the proactive stance that firms are using to deliver investment prospects to the market,” said Scott Mather, chief investment officer of U.S. core strategies at PIMCO and co-chair of the CFO taskforce.

“The CFOs in our taskforce can currently be credited with critical developments in the market for sustainability-connected bonds and we expect their leadership to aid progress in the sustainable credit card debt market, perhaps reaching among $ten to $twenty trillion in the subsequent five a long time.”

Sustainable Advancement Targets, UN World Compact CFO Taskforce