Aligning the Financial System with Sustainable Development

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System is working to advance systematic action to align the financial system and sustainable development.

Based on emerging practice, there are two broad strategies:

  • mobilising finance for specific priorities in terms of financial inclusion, infrastructure finance and funding for innovation;
  • mainstreaming sustainable development factors into financial decision-making in terms of market integrity, risk & resilience as well as responsibility and reporting.

Finance and the SDGs

Highlights of the process


The Inquiry has worked with and continues to collaborate with a wide range of national and international organisations