An Overview of Sustainable Finance: Linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals

An Overview of Sustainable Finance


Impact: The purpose of this chapter is to bring together current literature on sustainable finance in order to inform our model on the topic. In this section, we explore the scholastic understanding of sustainable finance as well as how the concept of sustainable investing fits into the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This chapter is divided into four sections: introduction, a review of sustainable finance and a snapshot of numbers, a review of sustainable finance in relation to the SDGs, theoretical models and framework for sustainable finance, and, finally, a portion dedicated to presenting the insufficiencies in current data, methodologies, and metrics.