Financial Results

Avoid future expenditures

Any measure that can prevent or reduce future investment needs by eliminating/amending existing counter-productive policies, expenditures and behaviours (e.g. taxes on sugar content or tobacco and social impact bonds).

Deliver better

Any measure or strategy that can enhance cost-effectiveness/efficiency, synergies and/or favour a more equitable distribution of resources (e.g. enterprise challenge funds, national climate funds, etc.).

Generate revenues

Any existing or innovative mechanism (e.g. impact investment vehicles, environmental taxes, etc.) that can generate and/or leverage extra financial resources for sustainable development.

Realign expenditures

Any measure that can re-orient existing financial flows towards the SDGs (e.g. by eliminating energy subsidies and using the proceeds to fund renewable energy infrastructures).

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