Giving Compass' Take:

· Writing for AVPN, Kristin Siegel touches on five ways that impact investors are funding the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals in Asia. 

· How can impact investors provide the same support around the world?

· Read about evaluating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Impact investors are fueling solutions to the systemic challenges framed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — and they include Asian investments that catalyze solutions to social and environmental problems, finds a new report from Toniic, the global action community for deeper impact investing.

T100 Focus: The Frontier of SDG Investing unearths data from 76 Toniic member portfolios totaling $2.8 billion in committed capital that are 100% activated for impact across asset classes.

The SDGs map developmental issues particularly relevant to Asia, where rapid per capita income rise highlights the need to balance growth with economic equality and environmental sustainability. Issues like these spurred Toniic member Annie Chen to found RS Group in Hong Kong “to invest in the future we want to create.”

Investors like Chen are filling financing gaps across the continent to foster sustainable cities and affordable clean energy as well as address human health and resource consumption.

Read the full article about funding the UN SDGs in Asia by Kristin Siegel at AVPN.