The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators for global development established by the United Nations in 2015 and adopted by an international community of 193 governments.

Integrating SDGs into investment decisions can help create new market opportunities, support long-term value and drive future economic growth.
To achieve these goals, it is estimated that it will require investment of $5-7 trillion each year until 2030.
The SDGs balance three primary dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.

The interconnectedness of the SDGs

Research suggests that when ingrained in a company’s DNA and applied in all decision making, SDGs could prompt a fundamental shift in the way a business operates.1

Why do SDGs matter to investors?

Governments are introducing regulation and incentives to promote the SDGs, and companies are adopting more sustainable business practices.
Companies and asset owners are frequently being asked to assess carbon risk and disclose environmental, social and governance strategies.
Investors must join governments and companies to support long-term value creation, align with the broader needs of society and create new market opportunities.