This report discusses funding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a particular focus on tackling excessive levels of indebtedness, fighting tax evasion and capital flight from developing economies, as well as mobilising private capital. It shows why $80 trillion of long-term institutional capital should invest in emerging and developing economies to generate additional returns and diversify risk. It delves into the details of how Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) can help catalyse such investments (including through the use of blending), and how they need to change their business model to best deliver on SDG funding. It makes concrete recommendations for development policy in Norway and beyond. The report was published in collaboration with CIVITA and was funded by the Gates Foundation.
The Report looks at why sustainable investing makes financial sense for institutional investors such as the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund. It demonstrates the key trends in the industry, and shows how investing sustainably is key for long-term returns. Main ESG principles are discussed, exploring how various institutional investors are incorporating sustainability in their investment strategies.
This paper examines the conclusion by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance not to invest in unlisted infrastructure. It also explores the advantages and disadvantages related to the developmental effects of the SPU increasing its real estate investments, but not investing in infrastructure.