Sustainable Finance

Financing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Impact assessment for positive impact investing

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015, provide the international community with a set of 17 goals with clear targets and specific indicators. The greater part of the $5-7 trillion needed to finance the SDGs will have to come from private finance through investments in infrastructure, clean energy, water, sanitation, agriculture and natural capital. Climate considerations are included in many of these investments and are evaluated as part of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) assessment.

Climate mitigation, adaptation and ESG considerations however are moving beyond its application for risk screening and avoidance of negative impacts. They are increasingly included in project assessments to identify positive SDG impacts to increase the value of impact investments and results based finance transactions.

Some verifiers are developing new methodologies to certify SDG impacts. First trades in SDG impacts are currently being prepared as part of the financing package of sustainable investments on a results based finance (RBF) basis. More and more governments and corporates are issuing sustainability bonds.

We offer a range of services for impact finance and results based finance. Please find here our services.


Provided environmental impact management advisory services for the Luxembourg Sovereign Sustainability Bond (SDG 3, 9, 11, 13) for Ministry of Finance and Treasury (2021).

Developed financing option: for the PEW Charitable Trust for coasted ecosystem conservation and restoration (SDG 13, 14) in Belize and the Seychelles (2021)

Mobilized public finance for the development of an SDG 5 gender methodology. 

Prepared guidance for blue bonds: to finance healthy oceans (SDG 13, 14) for IUCN. (2019)

4Climate can help you develop your new positive impact business model to respond to reporting requirements of climate and SDG investments and make them more attractive for financiers.