Frustrations at a failing economy permeated the summit, but so too did an air of optimism. There were entrepreneurs and business owners and money managers with their hands on some very powerful levers. All agitating to deploy capital to make social change, to further fuel a movement that’s creating its own economic models.
For institutional investors the SDGs are a pragmatic guide to risk and opportunity. They don't just help to future-proof capital allocations, they offer a huge boost to achieving the United Nation's sustainability goals.