Aligning Financial System Architecture and Innovation with Sustainable Development

Date: 08 Aug 2018

The Argentine G20 presidency has opened up new opportunities for the Think20 (T20) to show the world their creative potential, a proactive attitude towards the future, and the importance of cooperation in order to adopt changes for the welfare of human kind.

The T20 is a network of research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries. It provides research-based policy advice to the G20, facilitates interaction among its members and the policy community, and communicates with the broader public about issues of global importance.

Recently the T20’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development task force published a policy brief titled Aligning financial system architecture and innovation with sustainable development. Written by Dr. Simon Zadek of the UN and Homi Kharas of The Brookings Institution, the policy brief focuses on ways the G20 could advance a systematic strategy to further align the G20’s work with the 2030 Agenda.

Their proposals include requiring measures emerging through international cooperation on financial architecture, including financial market standards, be subject to publicly available assessments (prior and ongoing) of potential impacts on the sustainable development goals and climate outcomes.

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