07 Jun Financial Institutions Committing to the SDGs – Sign the petition
Humans in Finance are calling for the world’s largest finance companies with a total of $90 trillion of assets or assets under management to publicly commit to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and specifically outline what they are doing to help achieve them. Sign the petition if you agree.
Humans in Finance are a social enterprise, championing finance for good. In a survey they conducted amongst their largely millennial community, they found that there is not enough awareness of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Around two-thirds responded “no” or “unsure” to whether the Global Goals were important to their financial institution.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Among other things they include ending poverty, zero hunger, good health and wellbeing, and quality education, worldwide, by 2030.
The UN estimates $5-7 trillion per year in investment will be needed to achieve the goals. Governments and foundations cannot do this alone – the private sector will be vital and the financial services industry is key to catalysing investment.
It is time for the global finance industry to step up to play a leading role in achieving the Global Goals. Please sign, share and together we can create a fairer, more prosperous world for all.
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