"Good intentions is not enough. We need action"
23 - 26 April 2018 the Financing for Development Forum will take place in New York. The forum brings together international leaders from around the world with the ambition to take the Addis Agenda and the Global Sustainability Goals to concrete action.
The aim of the forum is to promote interactions between high-level government officials and the private sector, especially the investor community, as well as financial intermediaries and urge them to apply their creativity and innovation to solving sustainable development challenges and turning them into actions. The Addis Agenda is an integrated and a crucial part of the Agenda 2030.
- For us as investors it is important to do our part. According to The World Bank we are talking trillions of dollars of investments needed to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. We have been working in the field of sustainable investments for over 20 years and our work is more urgent and relevant than ever, says Åsa Wallenberg, CEO SPP Funds.
Excel, mobilize, act
The Addis Agenda recognizes that investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure is a pre-requisite for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and points to an infrastructure gap of $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion annually in developing countries.
- Sustainable investments need significant scaling up to support the transition to a sustainable agenda. Our hope is to connect with other pioneers and global leaders to learn more on how we can further excel our contribution to the Addis Agenda and Global Sustainability Goals. By strengthening necessary partnerships, we can mobilize faster and more efficient.
- We have noticed a change in attitude and good will, but following the money we still don’t see significant change in many investment policies. We need to see a real movement towards sustainable investments, and we need to see it now. Good intentions is not enough. We need action.
Åsa Wallenberg, CEO SPP Funds, Helena Lindahl, Senior portfolio manager SPP Green bond Fund and Philip Ripman, Senior Portfolio Manager/ESG analyst will be representing the Storebrand Group at the forum.
Storebrand/SPP is part of the network Swedish Leaders for Sustainable Investments.
Storebrand Asset Management is a pioneer within sustainable investments with approximately Euro 73 billion AUM at year-end.
To get in contact with the team + 47 452 40 805 (Philip Ripman)
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