THE FUTURE IS NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL

BUILD PARTNERSHIPS GROW WITH IMPACT

TOP 10
MOST SDG ENGAGED COMPANIES
IN OUR NETWORK

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Return of investment and impact on SDGs simultaneously
  • USD 5 trillion in Asia
  • USD 12 trillion Globally
  • USD 51 billion in Bangladesh

CHALLENGES

  • Lack of enabling policies
  • Lack of data
  • Lack of differentiated pipeline

SOLUTIONS

  • High-level national forums
    with 200+ partners
  • Partners with leading brands such as PwC & BCtA
  • USD 3.7 million raised for partners on alternative financing platform

BEST PRACTICES

  • The Build Bangladesh-UNDP ‘impact fund’ mobilises capital markets to build affordable housing for urban migrants
  • Bank Asia financial inclusion will test a new innovative model of G2P payments

Leveraging SDGs for your Business

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 targets signed by 193 countries to achieve global development.
Big and small enterprises around the world have already started aligning their activities with the SDGs to gain access to
new markets while maximizing their impact on sustainability. The private sector in Bangladesh has a wealth of
opportunities to tap into by engaging with the SDGs.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports businesses in Bangladesh
maximize their corporate ROI and SDG impact.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THAT ALIGN WITH
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)

Innovation & Revenue Growth
Brand & Reputation
Increased supply chain resilience
Efficiency & Costs Saving
Risk Reduction

BANGLADESH

ASIA

GLOBALLY

41%

of businesses say they will
embed SDGs into strategy
and the way they do
business, within 5 years

71%

of businesses say they are
already planning how they will
engage with the SDGs

87%

of businesses believe the
SDGs provide an opportunity
to rethink approaches
to sustainable value creation

CHALLENGES: YET COMPANIES DO NOT KNOW HOW

LACK OF ENABLING POLICIES

  • Policy makers need to include
    more time-bound plan and
    financing mechanisms to support it
  • Administrative efficiency is required
    to enforce regulations

LACK OF DATA

  • There is no data for 63 indicators
    of SDGs and only partially
    available for 108 indicators
  • There is no measurement tool
    to assess the private sector’s
    impact on development

LACK OF
DIFFERENTIATED
PIPELINE

  • A mechanism is needed to
    blend private and public
    finances
  • Impact investment market is
    fragmented

OUR SOLUTIONS: HELPING COMPANIES UNLOCK BUSINESS OPPORTUNITES

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP SERVICES

  • Seek ease of business through
    engaging with policymakers at
    our national and global forums
  • Build effective partnerships
    through connecting with 200+
    UNDP partners

ADVISORY SERVICES

  • Strengthen policy advocacy
    through aligning your business
    with SDGs
  • Streamline value chains through
    using Impact Data benchmarks

INVESTMENT SERVICES

  • Increase visibility of your
    business by investing in a
    differentiated project pipeline
    through our alternative
    financing platform
  • Maximize ROI and minimize
    risk through investing in
    Impact Areas

OUR STRATEGY IN ACTION

IMPACT BANGLADESH FORUM

A platform that convenes government and private sector leaders to identify investment opportunities and support policy traction for growth and development simultaneously

SDG BUSINESS DASHBOARD

An online tool for companies to identify and align the most important SDG targets for them

INVEST IN SDGS

An alternative financing platform that offers a variety of channels to invest and donate resources to maximize the impact of individual and private sector contributions to SDGs alongside financial results

OUR IMPACT

UNDP & PRIVATE SECTOR IN NUMBERS

0

Years of partnership
experience with
private sector

0

Countries
where UNDP
works

0

Global partners
engaged with
UNDP projects

0

Specialist areas of
PPP engagement
in Bangladesh

0

2017 partner
network
in Bangladesh

BEST PRACTICES

$72,000

INVESTED BY BANK ASIA IN GOVT. TO PEOPLE PAYMENTS. SUCCESSFUL PILOT HAS POTENTIAL FOR NATIONAL SCALE-UP

$10M

SEED INVESTMENT RAISED BY BUILD BANGLADESH FUND FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR URBAN MIGRANTS IN BANGLADESH

8,000

CUSTOMERS AMASSED IN 6 YEARS BY KINARA, A SMALL INDIAN COMPANY THAT PROVIDES LOANS TO SMES

5,900

ELECTRONIC ITEMS IN AVERAGE
PER MONTH SAFELY DISPOSED
OF AND RECYCLED BY THE JOINT
UNDP-BAIDU E-WASTE INITIATIVE
IN CHINA

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