Financing sustainable development
An additional $2.5 trillion is required per annum to finance the inclusive, low-carbon and climate-resilient future envisioned by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Investec’s Fani Titi and the JSE’s Dr Leila Fourie are two of 30 global CEOs tasked by the UN to find this funding.
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Last year, the UN Secretary-General, His Excellency Antonio Guterres, convened Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD), an alliance of 30 international CEOs tasked with finding ways to meet the challenge of financing the UN's SDGs.
Fani and Leila are the only South African CEOs in this group. At a recent Focus Talk, they spoke to Investec’s Head of Group Sustainability, Tanya Dos Santos, about what this role means to them, and why this alliance is so critical for the future of our planet.
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Fani Titi and Leila Fourie on taking sustainability seriously, accelerating the speed at which we tackle the SDGs and climate change, and our commitment to not leaving anybody behind.
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Ingrid Booth is a consumer magazine journalist who made the successful transition to corporate PR and back into digital publishing. As part of Investec's Brand Centre digital content team, her role entails coordinating and producing multi-media content from across the Group for Investec's publishing platform, Focus.