CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investments and Finance
Join the CFO Principles
Dear Business Leaders,
The UN has estimated that the world will need to spend between $3 trillion to $5 trillion annually to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has increased those estimates by an additional $2 trillion annually. There is growing recognition among investors and governments that there are enormous opportunities for the private sector to play a critical role in the transition to a sustainable climate-safe future. Since launching in December 2019, the CFO Taskforce has addressed this financial gap, re-envisioning the role of CFOs as the architects of long-term sustainable value creation.
The founding group of CFOs developed the CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investments and Finance, published in September 2020. These four principles supplement the UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles and provide guidance to companies as they transition towards sustainable development and seek to mobilize corporate finance and investments to achieving the SDGs.
Principle 1: Develop a SDG impact thesis and measurement tools
Principle 2: Integrate SDG strategy and investments into existing corporate strategy
Principle 3: Integrate corporate SDG financing
Principle 4: Integrate SDG communication and reporting
As a UN Global Compact participant, your company is already leading the way globally in implementing corporate sustainability in your business operations. We are excited to invite you to join the next phase of work by becoming a signatory committing to the CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investments and Finance.
As a signatory, you will be recognized as a participant in the CFO Coalition for the SDGs, gain access to resources developed by the CFO Coalition and join a global community of companies leading the way on directing crucial financing towards realizing the SDGs.
Together, we can unleash the potential of corporate finance and support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The the Leadership Group of the CFO Coalition for the SDGs