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WHO WE ARE

We envision a world in which all capital flows advance the SDGs.

SDG Impact

A “start-up” initiative incubated in 2018 by the United Nations Development Programme with the mission to provide investors, businesses and others with unified standards, tools and services required to authenticate their contribution towards the SDGs and to identify SDG investment opportunities by providing market intelligence to direct capital where it is needed. 

Learn more about SDG Impact.

Approach

The initiative highlights experimentation, innovation and partnerships as it focuses on developing prototype products and services that will be tested, refined and brought to the market in a relatively short time frame.

SDG Impact Jordan

Jordan is one of 11 pilot countries worldwide in which the SDG Impact initiative was launched. SDG Impact Jordan aims to build a pipeline of SDG-aligned investment opportunities in Jordan and drive capital flows towards these opportunities.

Why This Matters

The SDGs present the World’s Greatest Challenge & Biggest Opportunity

An Opportunity for Jordan

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

Below are select indicators related to 12 of the 17 SDGs that present growth opportunities in Jordan.

An Opportunity for Business

Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals will help your business
become more innovative, sustainable, and resilient.

If achieved by 2030, achieving the SDGs would lead to

$12 trillion in revenues
and the creation of 380
million new jobs
Globally
and more than
$637 billion in revenues
and the creation of more than 12 million jobs in the
Middle East

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE

We aim to build a pipeline of SDG-aligned investment opportunities in Jordan and drive capital flows towards these opportunities.

Monthly Stakeholder Engagement Sessions: raising awareness about the SDGs, the private sector role in achieving them, and how to incorporate them in business.

Annual Impact Award Gala: celebrating companies making significant contributions to advance the SDGs.

Knowledge Material: publishing educational material including infographics and videos. 

Objective

To raise awareness about private sector role in achieving the SDGs and to increase number of businesses adopting inclusive and responsible business models.

Assurance Standards: providing a framework for investors and enterprises to manage and measure their impact on the SDGs, built on best practices.

Impact Measurement and Management Training: building capacity of businesses to measure, manage and report on their impact. 

Objective

To build investor trust and drive greater capital flows towards socially and environmentally responsible companies.

SDG Investor Map: identifying investment opportunity areas that advance the SDGs.

Business Transformation Report: spotlighting inclusive, responsible, and sustainable businesses in Jordan.

Objective

To provide quantitative and qualitative data for investors and government to enable data-driven decision making and highlight investment opportunities for private sector investment in relevant sectors, sub-sectors and sub-regions.

Blended Finance and Impact Investing Executive Program: inspiring catalytic financing tools for sustainable development.

Impact Investing Conference: unleashing financing and connecting investors to scalable, sustainable and inclusive businesses that create positive social and environmental impact.

Objective

To unleash financing and facilitate connections for scalable, sustainable and inclusive businesses that create positive social and environmental impact.

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