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The SDG Impact Finance Initiative

The SDG Impact Finance Initiative aims to advance measurable progress in developing countries towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilizing new capital through innovative finance solutions and collaboration between public and private partners. Launched by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), UBS Optimus Foundation, Credit Suisse Foundation, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Initiative seeks to raise CHF 100 million in donations to unlock up to CHF 1 billion in capital towards the SDGs by 2030.

The three core objectives are to:

  1. Support the design and development of innovative financial solutions supporting the SDGs through grant and seed funding, community building, and collaboration.
  2. Scale and mainstream impact investment solutions to accelerate measurable progress in developing countries towards the SDGs by mobilizing additional capital and strengthening underlying portfolio companies.
  3. Strengthen the ecosystem, contribute to improved framework conditions and promote quality impact management practices to enhance impact investment flows.

Convergence is the implementing partner for parts of the Initiative.

The Initiative launched its first call for proposals in March 2022. Learn more about the SDG Impact Finance Initiative Design Funding Window.

Visit the SDG Finance Initiative website to learn more.