The imperative to create new incentives to direct private investment to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has never been clearer. The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened progress on the SDGs across all countries and added to existing financing gaps for the 2030 Agenda, especially in developing countries. Achieving the SDGs requires steering private capital towards investments that can advance progress on the Goals. Private sector interest and focus on SDG-aligned investment has surged, including new financial mechanisms in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.
ADB’s second SDG Dialogue will explore the drivers of private sector investment in the SDGs and opportunities to channel investment to SDG-related sectors. How are private investors taking on the SDG financing challenge and finding value in the SDG framework? Where are the opportunities to scale up private sector investing for the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific? And how is ADB helping promote and incentivize private sector financing in the SDGs in the region?