Updated: Apr 23, 2019
Logos Capital was among the first investment firms to track its investments’ contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are part of a breakthrough global agreement called the 2030 Agenda, adopted at the United Nations on Sept 25, 2015.
"We examine specific impact indicators suggested by the UN and perform a granular examination of how business activities (or government activities) from the strategy’s underlying investments can contribute to specific SDGs," comments Silvio F. Pupo, Logos Capital CEO.
In 2014, the UN estimated the annual price for meeting the SDGs globally is $5-7 trillion; actual funding falls short of that, equating to an annual gap of $2.5 trillion. Given the sheer size and scope of these goals, philanthropy and government funding alone will not be enough. The UN called on the private sector to step up as investors, but impact investing in particular can produce outcomes aligned with the SDGs.