To deliver on the 2030 agenda, financial decisions need to better align with sustainability priorities. And while interest and momentum are high, actual capital deployment is far from where it needs to be to ensure the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
SSFC is partnering with Swesif
to explore where the critical barriers are for investment analysis in terms of longer time horizons through which sustainability and financial priorities can better be aligned. This will be done based on a combined survey and interview study as well as through workshops with financial analysts and corporate representatives. A report will be published to summarize the findings and the results shared. Finally, these findings will be shared widely in relevant policy and industry fora.
This joint project would not only address an increasingly important, yet far from sufficiently discussed topic, but it is also an opportunity to demonstrate constructive collaborations between research and industry. It will hopefully bring to light the issue of short-termism, especially in the context of the European Commission’s Action Plan for sustainable finance and in light of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The project will be finalized in spring 2019, with a potential second phase, depending on findings and responses from key stakeholders such as financial actors and policy makers.