The 2030 deadline for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is fast approaching but overall progress has been slow. Emerging markets are on average further away from meeting the SDGs than developed nations. One of the most significant challenges is access to sufficient public and private sector financing that will enable companies to play a role in implementing a just transition.This means supporting economic growth as well as doing good.
As more scrutiny is placed on ESG, many businesses from emerging economies are shifting to treat sustainable development as more of a necessity. Allocating financing to companies to support activities that contribute to the SDGs and operate in emerging markets is one way for investors to help alleviate the pressure and help these countries and the companies operating there to thrive and achieve their sustainability goals. This requires a deep understanding of these markets, and an appreciation of the tangible progress that can be made from activities contributing to the SDGs.
This webinar in partnership with the Financial Times and Standard Chartered explored how corporations from emerging markets can finance a fairer future with progress towards their SDGs through more effective financing. The discussion also drew on how supporting inclusive economic expansion is also an opportunity for business growth.
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