- Date: Monday, 29 October 2019, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
- Location: Conference Room 11, UNHQ, New York
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In their negotiation at the 2018 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) Member states agreed on several recommendations put forward by the Task Force, such as the recognition that proper interpretation of fiduciary duty for long-term investors should include all material impacts on returns that drive long-term performance of investments. They also called on the Task Force to further analyze, based on existing studies, the relationship between environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing and returns.
Contact: Mr. Oliver Schwank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The briefing will inform Member States regarding the preparation for the 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum, which is hosted this year by the Asian Development Bank and held in Bali, Indonesia on October 13, 2018.
Ministers and high‑level representatives adopted a series of conclusions and recommendations on financing for development and the means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 24 April 2018 during the Economic and Social Council’s forum on financing for development.
Final Draft of the outcome document (19 April 2018)
New and emerging digital technologies have the potential to alleviate key constraints and market failures that impede sustainable development finance, such as weak contract enforcement, cumbersome administrative procedures, and paucity of information and data. They can contribute to reducing inefficiencies and to cost savings across the action areas of the Addis Agenda, but they also raise new challenges and risks for policymakers and regulators.
NEW YORK, 13 April 2018 – The prospects of around 800 million of the world’s poorest people remain dire. The global economy is experiencing a moderate upturn, and momentum around sustainable investing is growing, the UN said today.
But the vast majority of investment is still short-term oriented and commitments by the international community to create sustainable economies are not being met.
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The Financing for Sustainable Development Office of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is carrying out a short survey related to the utilisation and reach of the report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development. We are pleased to invite you to take part in this online survey to help us improve communications related to the Task Force’s work. Please note that we also provide French and Spanish versions of the survey.