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Impact investing for the SDGs

According to a new survey from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the value of the impact investment market has doubled in the last year, and is now worth $228 billion. Whilst this figure sounds impressive, it’s substantially less than the $5-7 trillion needed to...

European Investment Bank launches Sustainability Awareness Bond

On the margins of the recent IMF/World Bank Group Spring Meetings, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced the launch of the Sustainability Awareness Bond. The Bond, which will initially focus on the water sector, aims to support the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable...


Finance Matters attended the GIIN Investor Forum in Amsterdam this week. The forum brought together over 800 participants from 45 countries and 6 continents from various areas across impact investment: asset managers and owners, social enterprises, civil society and academia - to discuss the most...

Sustainable Development Summit and Climate Week NYC

New York has had a busy week. The last few days saw the city play host to the annual UN general assembly and Sustainable Development Summit as well as Climate Week NYC. At the UN the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formally agreed by global leaders. The 17 goals lay out...

Climate change, COP and SDGs

Yes, that's a heck of a lot of acronyms for one short title, but better get used to them as this year sees two key, if  acronym filled, events taking place. For those not already in the know: The Conference of Parties 21 (COP21), the UN led conference...