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Investing in the SDGs

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define the goal posts for delivering global sustainable development. While governments have developed the goals and signed up to their implementation, government action alone will not be enough to achieve them. This joint discussion paper from MSCI and the OECD proposes a framework for discussion around investment options and the potential role of institutional investors in achieving the SDGs and shares a proof-of-concept illustration of a hypothetical investable index for institutional investors in public equity markets that targets SDG needs.