Sustainable Finance Forum: Delivering on the SDGs


Join the GCNA, ASX and ACSI as we explore the fundamental role of finance as the new ‘engine room’ for delivering on the SDGs.

The COVID-19 global health and economic crisis have strengthened the case for responsible investment.

The pandemic has demonstrated that management of Environment, Social and Governance activities, far from being sidelined, are fundamental for future-proofing investments.

According to the International Monetary Fund, to ensure a strong economic recovery from the pandemic, more than $20 trillion is needed as investment over the next 20 years to reduce the impact of climate change and in progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Responsible investments and management of ESG risks are expected to play an even more important role in creating a socially responsible and sustainable economy. Increasingly investors are viewing these as important factors in managing their investments.

Join the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA), Australia Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), and Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as we explore the fundamental role of finance in delivering on the SDGs.

The ‘Sustainable Finance Forum’ will explore:

  • the consequences of the pandemic and the role of investors and businesses in building a more sustainable economy;
  • how investors, financial institutions and companies can deliver on the SDGs;
  • the challenges and opportunities emerging in markets around the world; and
  • the roles of stock exchanges, banks, financial regulators, and others in facilitating SDG investments in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.
  • Drawing on the combined convening power of the GCNA, ASX and ACSI, the Sustainable Finance Forum will bring together leaders from across business, government, civil society and academia to drive ambitious action on the SDGs.

The Sustainable Finance Forum will be held virtually and is complimentary to attend.

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The Global Compact Network Australia thanks ASX and ACSI for their partnership on this event.

The Sustainable Finance Forum is kindly supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.