Looking back from 2030, it may be clear that a titanic shift already was underway by 2017.
One by one, in clusters, and finally en masse, pension and sovereign-wealth funds, insurance companies and big banks, wealthy families and even retail investors tilted their $300 trillion in private assets toward a better future. The rotation of global capital, slowly at first and then in a rush, toward a shared agenda for sustainable, inclusive, prosperity will seem, if not inevitable, an historic response to powerful trends.
As ImpactAlpha has tracked #Dealflow and #Signals, we’ve watched impact investors, entrepreneurs and intermediaries of all sorts position themselves around the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate accord.
Both agreements, ratified by nearly every nation, set major milestones around the year 2030. If that deadline is met, billions, then trillions and finally tens of trillions of dollars will have re-made energy systems, health care, education, financial services and more, for billions of people. The scale of the shift will have transformed not only global development, but the capital markets themselves.
To provide a roadmap for that future, we’re introducing 2030 Finance. This focused theme of ImpactAlpha also has its own standalone site (at 2030Finance.com). Here, you’ll meet the leaders and the do-ers who are turning funding gaps into investment opportunities. You will get an early look at innovative financial structures and new products as they make the leap from promising pilot to scaled success. You’ll find pointers to blended finance blueprints, country roadmaps and funding pipelines. You’ll meet the new crop of billion-dollar fund managers that are driving deals of growing ticket sizes and growing impact.
And you’ll meet each other, as you come together with other partners and practitioners at gatherings, briefings, online forums and special events.
Our tag line for 2030 Finance is “Investors meet the global goals.” That’s meant to be descriptive, as more investors find the Sustainable Development Goals and the global climate agreement to be powerful drivers of opportunities and solutions.
It’s also predictive, and a preview of the headline we hope to write in large type in a dozen years or so, declaring: Investors Meet the Global Goals.
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