Achieving the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires unleashing the positive power of business to deliver social and environmental improvements. However, most businesses that explicitly embed social and environmental goals in their commercial activities face challenges in securing growth capital to scale their positive impact.
The Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House is undertaking a scoping project to identify key levers to catalyse action for alternative financial intermediaries that support business models which integrate social and environmental impacts into their practice. A series of strategic dialogues in 2019 will convene leaders from finance, industry, enterprise and government to identify opportunities for action.
This event will bring together an expert working group to explore the market structure of financial flows in relation to what mechanisms and incentives could be provided to increase capital flows that can deliver social and environmental goals.
This Strategic Dialogue is part of the Hoffmann Centre’s Innovative Financial Intermediation project. The overarching objective of the work is to evaluate and design models to mainstream finance and investment for businesses that embed social and environmental impacts into commercial activities.