On 20th November 2020, SDG Finance Facility platform at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Invest India launched the SDG Investor Map Report for India, which presents 18 investment opportunities areas (IOAs) in 6 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) enabling sectors that will support India to advance in sustainable development.
SDG Investor Map Report for India:
i.This data-backed research and insights will act as the blueprints to provide a better understanding on how best the SDG financing gap can be reduced in India.
ii.The development pathway of India will determine the achievements of the global environmental social targets, therefore it is critical to ensure that these pathways are sustainable, resilient and equitable.
iii.The 6 SDG sectors include education, healthcare, agriculture & allied activities, financial services, renewable energy & alternatives and sustainable environment and the IOA’s in these sectors were selected through an analytical process which include consultations with major domestic and international investors, government stakeholders and think-tanks.
iv.10 out of the 18 identified IOA’s are mature investable areas that have strong private equity and venture capital activity and feature companies that have demonstrated profitability.
v.The remaining 8 areas are emerging opportunities which have experienced traction from early-stage investors.
vi.Government continues to show strong support for the SDGs and a sustainable recovery, mobilizing this kind of capital and supporting the on-ground innovation needed to meet the SDG targets by 2030
i.The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the SDG financing gap by around 400 billion USD in creating international locations including the pre-COVID-19 shortfall of around 2 to 2.5 trillion USD per annum.
ii.Around 50% of the selected IOA’s have historical investments and have yielded Internal Rate of Return(IRRs) more than 20%.
iii.Around 84% of IOA’s have investment time frames from short term (less than 5 years) to medium term(5 to 15 years).
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