While the international community has committed to “leave no one behind” in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the countries most in need are precisely the ones facing the largest funding shortfalls. Moreover, investors are disregarding the social aspects of the SDGs and directing capital mainly towards green infrastructure and energy projects. The Global Future Council on Development Finance is determined to reverse these trends. It will explore innovative financing mechanisms that enable the aggregation of smaller investment opportunities in developing and emerging markets, while also investing in human capital. Adopted at scale, these investments could be the key to unlocking the financing needed to help countries meet their sustainability ambitions.
Gavin E.R. Wilson, Commissioner, Business and Sustainable Development Commission, United Kingdom
Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), New York
· Manuela Stefania Fulga, Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP) Specialist, email@example.com