PF4SD Live Talk on Mobilising institutional investors for sustainable development
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15 July 2021 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM (CET)
You are invited to the upcoming OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development (PF4SD) Live Talk on Mobilising institutional investors for financing sustainable development in developing countries, scheduled for Thursday 15th July 2021, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM (Paris time).
Institutional investors – such as pension funds and insurance companies – are key participants in financial markets, holding more than USD 100 trillion of assets at end-2019. Most of these assets are invested in bonds and equities. Institutional investments are usually regulated, through quantitative limits (relatively common for pension funds) or a more principle-based approach (such as for insurance companies in many countries). While the pre-COVID-19 annual financing gap for the SDGs was estimated to amount to USD 2.5 trillion (UNCTAD, 2020) for developing countries, it increased by 50% in 2020 and reached USD 3.7 trillion. Reducing the financing gap for the SDGs requires shifting financial resources towards sustainable development, including from institutional investors, as well as greater alignment of all the investment chain with the SDGs.
This Live Talk will be an opportunity to (1) learn from the main findings of the upcoming OECD report on this topic; (2) discuss how to further mobilize institutional investors at scale; (3) provide a forum for discussion and Q&A on the matter.
We hope you will be able to join us for this virtual session. Please find below the registration link. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any inquiries. You will receive an agenda one week prior to the meeting.
The OECD PF4SD Team
Meeting via Zoom: please register in advance here
Some useful information:
o A headset with microphone is recommended or an audio system with echo canceler
o A wired internet connection is recommended
o Please mute your microphone throughout the meeting, except when you wish to take the floor and speak
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