global initiative for responsible investment

Sustainability Issues


 From ending poverty to reducing hunger, from improving access to education and healthcare to fighting against inequalities, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are “an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership,”.

The SDGs with the concept of Sustainability as the core, are essentially a framework for government agencies and NGOs to design and refine their policy decisions. Additionally, they are a clarion call for global collaboration and coordination among ordinary citizens too.

The Forum commits to being a leader in practicing sustainability as sustainability impacts on a wide range of ecological and human issues, from the preservation of natural resources to a commitment to human and societal wellbeing. The WIF works with members and partners to identify key environmental, social and governance issues in the market, and coordinates engagements, publications, webinars, podcasts and events to address them.
The Forum brings together leaders of society to address the world’s most pressing challenges. This has an impact on the environment. It is our responsibility to mitigate these impacts, another way of fulfilling our mission to improve the state of the world.
The Forum aims to ensure the highest level of sustainability for its offices, improving the sustainability performance of its events, and integrating sustainability practices in its business and global operations.
The Forum fully recognizes the importance of sustainability in developing and strengthening its mission. Our approach aims to take a leadership role by advancing global understanding of sustainability, developing strategic partnerships and implementing best practice to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and people.
A focus on outcomes allows investors to understand the risks and opportunities that are likely to exist in the transition to an SDG-aligned world. Investors can:

  •  identify opportunities in business models, supply chains and products/services;
  •   prepare for legal and regulatory developments;
  •   protect their reputation and license-to-operate;
  •  meet commitments to clients and beneficiaries – and communicate progress;
  •   consider materiality over longer time horizons, to include transition risks, tail risks, financial system risks etc.;
  • Minimize the negative outcomes and increase the positive outcomes of investments. 

global initiative for responsible investment