United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development
Publications

Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System

Publication Year: 2017 Publisher: World Bank and UNEP

Finance

Related Goals
17

Background

The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global
environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable
development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

In January 2014, UN Environment launched the Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System to
advance policy options to deliver a step change in the financial system’s effectiveness in mobilizing capital
towards a green and inclusive economy – in other words, sustainable development.