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30 Business Leaders Worldwide Back UN's Sustainable Investments

Thirty top business leaders are seeking to encourage private investment to help the UN achieve development goals for 2030, including tackling climate change, preserving the environment, ending poverty, promoting economic growth, and improving health care and education, Edith M. Lederer reported for the Associated Press (AP).


Photo Insert: The alliance of business leaders has supposedly been working with the UN and other partners to develop standards, tools, and products to draw long-term investment into sustainable development.



UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who launched the Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance two years ago, said at a virtual meeting Tuesday that he is counting on the group “to catalyze greater investment for developing countries and make net-zero (carbon emissions) and sustainability the core of everyone’s policies and business models.”


Since its inception, the alliance of business leaders says, it has worked with the UN and other partners to develop standards, tools, and products to draw long-term investment into sustainable development.



UN’s chief economist Elliott Harris said at a news conference after Tuesday’s virtual meeting that it is the perception that traditional investments will generate more of a financial return than a sustainable investment.


The business leaders in the alliance come from about 24 countries around the world and include corporations, big institutional investors, stock exchanges and commercial banks, and technology, energy, and manufacturing.


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Among them are the CEOs of Citigroup and Bank of America in the U.S., UBS Group in Switzerland, Aware Super in Australia, CIMB in Malaysia, Infosys in India, and Pal Pensions in Nigeria as well as the chairs of the Agricultural Bank of China, Emirates Environmental Group and SulAmerica in Brazil, and the presidents of the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan and Mexico’s Consejo Mexicano de Negocios



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