Business Fights Poverty


  • CDC
  • Reckitt
  • Standard Chartered

challenge description

The challenge

This Challenge explored how to unlock the investment needed to deliver the SDGs in those challenging places.  It explored key enablers, unpacked success stories and presented practical lessons.  It also served to demonstrate the impact that investment can make and the role of the private sector in development more generally.   The Challenge explored the role of multiple players, from Development Finance Institutions and national governments, to international companies and the domestic private sector.

The output

The output was a report designed to serve as a basis for discussion for the spectrum of stakeholders involved in the investment space around the SDGs. For investors, it shares best practice from a range of investments, for investees it shows the types of things that attract financiers and for the wider community it demonstrates where support is needed to unlock investment to deliver the SDGs in more challenging places. The report showcases a selection of exciting and innovative partnerships and funding models that have led to successful investments, in order to share lessons with investors, beneficiaries and the development community. Click here to download the report.

The timeframe

4 months, ending September 2017