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Equinox Restaurant Washington DC

Unlocking Innovative SDG Finance in the Global South

Washington DC

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Time & Location

16 Apr 2024, 7:00 pm

Equinox Restaurant Washington DC, 900 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

About the event

Description

Emerging economies across the Global South are facing the triple challenge of debt, climate 

change, and biodiversity loss. However, these challenges also present a unique opportunity 

to adopt Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) investment strategies that can propel these 

nations toward a sustainable and resilient future. By focusing on SDG investments, countries 

can aim for increased GDP, higher income per capita, and the creation of tens of millions of 

jobs, while ensuring environmental sustainability and fostering collaboration between 

governments, businesses, and local communities. Achieving this necessitates the 

development of innovative financing mechanisms, the promotion of public-private 

partnerships, and the creation of an enabling environment for investors. The critical question 

is: how can governments and investors collaborate to ensure that the economies of the Global 

South can capitalise on SDG-focused investments to generate economic growth, job creation, 

and environmental preservation? 

Session Objectives

Identify and explore:

  • The key challenges and opportunities presented by SDG-focused investments in the Global South: How can the business community, local governments, and policymakers prepare for and benefit from SDG-focused investment? 
  • Understand the specific barriers and opportunities that SDG-focused investments bring.
  • The financial instruments that can unlock both public and private capital for SDG-focused projects, promote green jobs and attract investors in the longer term. 
  • Explore the broader meaning of 'investment' in the context of SDG projects – that is, considering investment not just in terms of financial capital, but also in building resilient communities, fostering innovative partnerships, and achieving a set of SDG outcomes.

Contact Information:

• Heather, Matson

Managing Director, Bankers without Boundaries 

heather.matson@bwb.earth

Mobile: +447796951531

• Tommaso, Buso

Associate, Bankers without Boundaries 

tommaso.buso@bwb.earth

Mobile: +3378388916

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