IFC's Albena Melin on the need for a common understanding of sustainable investment

Thanks to the member who sent in this interesting Q&A with Albena Melin, the International Finance Corporation's head of global engagements, vice presidency, blended finance and partnerships and senior adviser to the United Nations on SDG financing.

When world leaders committed to the 2030 sustainable development agenda in 2015, it was widely acknowledged that the Sustainable Development Goals would require new sources of funding and innovative ways to implement that funding. Since then, Albena Melin, the International Finance Corporation's head of global engagements, vice presidency, blended finance and partnerships and senior adviser to the United Nations on SDG financing, said development finance has been redefined.

“Private capital is now at the strategic core of everything that we do,” she said. “This was not so clear when we embarked on these journey three-and-a-half years ago.”

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