About GISD

The magnitude of financing required to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is significant, yet to date, levels of investment have been insufficient. While public resources will be essential, the mobilization of the private sector is critical to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

To help address this shortfall, the Secretary-General is convening the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance as part of his Strategy for Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The group is aimed at leveraging the insights of private sector leaders to remove impediments and implement solutions for mobilizing resources for sustainable development.

The Alliance has a two-year timeline, from October 2019 to October 2021. It will focus on facilitating solutions relating to:

  • increasing the available supply of long-term investment for sustainable development;
  • realizing SDG investment opportunities in developing countries;
  • enhancing the impact of private investment on sustainable development.