Impact Investing & ESG
All the aid and philanthropy in the world combined leaves a $2.5 trillion a year gap in the money needed to finance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Better fisheries management, cooperative ownership and ocean restoration could reverse an $83 billion annual loss.
Microgrid Investment Accelerator plans to crowd in $115 million to connect 1 million people by 2036.
Sustainable and socially responsible investing isn’t just for the kids, according to a recent Allianz Global Investors study.
The hedge-fund billionaire and a global advocate have transferred $18 billion in assets to his long-time philanthropy.
United States & Europe
By the most measures, China has passed the U.S. and is pulling away.
A national body including some of the key figures in impact investment has called on the government to put £2bn into a fund to promote an “inclusive economy.”
Emerging markets should get their fiscal houses in order while monetary conditions remain loose, the International Monetary Fund warned.
Emerging-market currencies, which have enjoyed solid gains to date, could face intense pressure in the last three months of 2017.
Amazon deforestation is down by 16% in the year to July 2017 compared to the previous 12 months, the Brazilian government says.
Chile’s conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday promised to double economic growth and by 2025 make the country the first in Latin American to achieve “developed nation” status.
The event began with an overview of Colombia’s efforts to integrate SDG targets into its National Development Plan and Peace Agreement as well as to meet their international commitments, including the Paris Agreement on climate change, their bid for OECD accession and the SDGs.
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has signed agreements worth $804 million with seven countries in Africa and Latin America in order to help boost their economies.
Successful wage negotiations between the Agricultural Employers Association, Namibia National Farmers Union, Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union and Namibia Farm Workers Union last week resulted in the previous farmworkers’ minimum wage of 2014 being increased by 25%.
Windhoek-Namibia is in the process to implement the plan of action of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women 2017-2020.