Sustainability in metrics, currencies, percentages and years

1 min read 3 Jun 24

Icebergs are melting, the world's oceans and their inhabitants are poisoned by plastic waste, cities continue to severely pollute the air, our social coexistence is affected by the ongoing gender gap - in short: the future of our planet and our social life is uncertain. To draw attention to the challenges our world is facing, every month we publish a figure in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and taken from our SDG Reckoning Report.*

The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) include a plan of 17 interlinked goals defined by the United Nations to be implemented by 2030. They cover areas such as ending poverty, improving health, reducing gender inequality and tackling climate change. Our numbers of the month show where we stand in achieving these goals and the long road we have ahead of us – but also the milestones that have already been reached.

We support the United Nations SDGs, but we are not associated with the United Nations and our funds are not supported by them.

Investments are crucial to achieving sustainability goals. As part of its equity impact capabilities, M&G Investments invests in companies that provide solutions in the field of renewable energy and the transportation of the future, for gender equality and sustainable consumption for a better and fairer environment – because the time is now to achieve an impact through investments and a return at the same time.

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* issued by M&G plc

93 percent

To help fight against climate change, we need to move away from a throwaway society and towards a circular economy approach to waste. Private sector investments are crucial if we want to achieve the UN's Social Development Goals (SDGs). 

10 years

The global surface temperature has been risen steadily in recent decades. Private sector investments are crucial to stop global warming. Investors can make a positive contribution to help meeting climate goals through targeted impact investing.

100 billion dollars

The volume of financial flows to fight climate change is insufficient. This is why the UN has set itself the necessary goal of funding climate protection with 100 billion dollars annually. Through targeted impact investing, investors could make a positive contribution to achieving the climate targets and generate returns at the same time.

The value of the fund's assets will go down as well as up. This will cause the value of your investment to fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invested.

The views expressed in this document should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast.

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