5 ways multinational corporations can have a greater impact on the SDGs
Many  multinational corporations have taken on the challenge of forming global partnerships across sectors in order to integrate SDG targets into their core business. However there still is much more to do. Here are 5 ways multinationals can increase their impact on the SDGs.


Impact Investing’s Next Challenge
As tools that measure and compare impact are becoming standardized, investors are being able to choose effective investments. This effectiveness will bringing about change and capital will be magnified. Standardization is crucial for any investor to make accurate financial comparisons.
Tech-driven start-ups deliver a boost to Angola's economy

"Across Angola start-ups are on the rise, capitalising on the digital revolution to deliver a powerful boost to the economy. Using apps and modern management skills, these start-ups are allowing farmers and other producers in the informal economy to sell into the formal economy, boosting job-creation. Many have been started by young entrepreneurs who applied management techniques they learned in Angola’s huge oil sector. The effect has been to diversify and encourage investment in other sectors, potentially empowering millions in the informal economy."

What are the challenges in making the planet more sustainable?
"We are seeing greater investment in mitigation efforts – development of renewable energy, provision of climate finance, protection of land and marine ecosystems – but more funding is needed. Luckily, we’re seeing the appetite among governments, businesses and other stakeholders to do what it takes to stop the destruction of the planet – and a recognition that urgent action is needed now."


What should investors look for in an emerging markets company?
Emerging markets incentivise and drive investors curiosity. They are looking to EMs for a peek into the playbook of innovation. The tendency is for investors to increasingly adjust their approach to the asset class that represents the majority of humanity. There is now real scope to be investing in businesses that are going to become top multinational companies one day which provides great opportunities for proactive investors.   


How to preserve Africa's forests and build a green economy
Gabon has become the first African country to be paid for protecting its rainforests. This UN-backed project in Gabon proves it's possible to protect biodiversity and create jobs. Africa faces unprecedented challenges of rapid population growth and climate adaptation. By 2055, the African population is expected to double from its current level to 2.7 billion. This is expected to take place at a time when African societies will need to transform their economies to address the unprecedented impacts of climate change and land degradation.
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