The Sustainable Development Goals and the Market for Sustainable Sovereign Investments

IE Sovereign Wealth Lab – 2019 Annual Report

17 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020 Last revised: 5 Apr 2021

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Paul Rose

Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law; Bocconi University - BAFFI Center on International Markets, Money, and Regulation; Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Fundación Instituto de Empresa, S.L. - IE Business School

Javier Capapé

IE University

Date Written: April 1, 2020

Abstract

Sustainable finance represents a tremendous occasion for institutional investors globally, especially in lower-middle to low-income countries. For instance, in these country groups the share of global energy investment was 14% for a population representing a share of 42% of the total. Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are well positioned to join these opportunities given their hybrid nature, as government-owned entities with a market orientation, and due to the inherent long-term nature of ESG goals. Their characteristics allow SWFs to efficiently mobilize resources to obtain both financial returns and a positive environmental impact.

Keywords: sovereign wealth, SWF, sustainable development, SDGs, Paris Agreement, ESG, sustainable finance, green finance

Suggested Citation

Rose, Paul and Capapé Aguilar, Javier, The Sustainable Development Goals and the Market for Sustainable Sovereign Investments (April 1, 2020). IE Sovereign Wealth Lab – 2019 Annual Report, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3566054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3566054

Paul Rose (Contact Author)

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Bocconi University - BAFFI Center on International Markets, Money, and Regulation ( email )

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Javier Capapé Aguilar

IE University ( email )

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Madrid, Madrid 28006
Spain

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