Paper 3: High-quality Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Implementing the SDGs

By Dr Minu Hemmati and Felix Dodds On the margins of the recent HLPF 2016 in New York, Global Research Institute (University of North Carolina) and CatalySD held a reflection workshop on “Multi-stakeholder partnerships for imple-menting the 2030 Agenda”. 
The main purpose of the workshop was to discuss how to best foster high-quality multi-stakeholder partnerships for implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Colleagues from the UN, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders, multi-stakeholder partnership initiatives, and experts came together to discuss the UN’s engagement with partnerships and their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants shared experiences and views, and discussed what would need to be addressed in the future. 


Paper 2: The Time Has Come - Sustainable Development Private Finance to Support the 2030 Agenda

By Steve Waygood and Stephanie Maier, AVIVA Investors and Felix Dodds, Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute.

Business and finance in particular, has a critical role in ensuring that the Goals are met. The SDGs have great aspirations for the roughly $150 billion worth of official development assistance (ODA). However, there is insufficient focus on encouraging investors to redeploy the $300 trillion of capital in the global markets in a way that will help achieve these Goals.

Investors can be a catalyst for the innovation in sustainable technologies and entrepreneurialism required to meet the growing demand for goods and services from an ever—growing global population.

Following on this call, this paper outlines the focus in the UN system on, in particular, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting by companies, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UNEP Inquiry recommendations.