This series is supported by our partner Aegon Asset Management. It explores how financial institutions are using the SDGs in their financial products across a range of asset classes. The series also includes briefings on the move from ESG to the SDGs and the SDG Impact Standards.

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Current approaches taken by the private sector to sustainability are insufficient; they are atomistic, don’t address the root causes and do not take a holistic systems approach. They are failing people and planet as well as business and investment objectives, fuelling scepticism and concerns about impact washing.

Our future depends on the health of the ecosystem in which we all live, work, produce and sell.  But we are not on a sustainable path, and we are a long way from achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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SDG Financial Products was launched at COP26 by GEFI and showcases commercial financial products that are aligned to the SDG in order to share learnings and grow the ecosystem of SDG aligned financial products across asset classes.

SDG Financial Products

The SDG Impact Standards provide guidance on developing an appropriate strategy, management approach, transparency and governance to assist businesses and investors in contributing positively to sustainable development and achieving the SDGs. The Impact Standards also provide a decision-making framework to make sense of existing relevant principles, frameworks and tools.

SDG Impact Standards