The document sees chief financial officers call on firms, investors, banks and governments to work towards a “sustainable financial system”.
Last week we got the bad news that the world has failed to hit a single target designed to help save biodiversity on Earth. This week a group of chief financial officers (CFOs) has given the United Nations a plan for how they and fellow CFOs intend to help alleviate poverty and promote sustainability. The document, published this week at the UN General Assembly on the occasion of the organisation’s 75th anniversary, sees CFO luminaries from companies such as Tesco, Unilever, Société Générale, Pirelli, Ford, Danone and AB InBev commit themselves to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their corporate finance strategies. The SDGs were launched in 2015 and form the foundation of the UN’s effort to “end pov