Category: Financing

  1. Fixing the global financial system

    Global

    In the words of the UN Secretary-General, developing countries have limited access to the financial resources they need to address the dramatic challenges they face and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global financial architecture, created for a very different world eight decades ago, needs urgent reform to make it fit for purpose

  2. Financial education for a sustainable future

    Global

    Just one-third of adults worldwide are classified as financially literate. Improving our knowledge and understanding of finance and money is a core mission of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association, and critical to creating a more sustainable, equitable world that leaves no one behind

  3. Scaling up financing for sustainable development

    Global

    Uneven access to affordable financing for development, starkly exposed by the pandemic, has become even more entrenched as events over the past year have exacerbated divides between developed and developing countries. Without urgent action, such financing divides risk becoming sustainable development divides

  4. Unlocking the potential of blended finance

    Global

    With the right conditions, blended finance – combining public and private financing to incentivize increased investment from new sources – could bridge the funding gaps necessary to achieve the SDGs. How can we realize this huge investment potential before it’s too late?

  5. Learning from climate finance

    Global

    Progress on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been significant but uneven. If we want to accelerate delivery, we need to apply the lessons learned from climate finance

  6. Mobilizing business investment for the SDGs

    Global

    With just seven years to go, the SDGs remain severely underfunded, as cash-strapped governments worldwide struggle to resource them. Generating more private-sector investment that seizes the huge business potential of the Goals is therefore critical

  7. SDG-aligned investment: a new development paradigm

    Global

    Investment in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is often presented as discretionary, expendable when funds are tight. We must change public and political perceptions to recognize the full scope of the returns that SDG-aligned investments can yield