Family Offices and the SDGs
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In our first episode of 2021, Joint SDG Fund Head of Secretariat Lisa Kurbiel interviews our guests,Sergio A. Fernández de Córdova, Chairman PVBLIC Foundation, and Robert Lawrence Skinner, Executive Director, UN Office for Partnerships on the intrinsic motivations of legacy and impact of family offices, and their unique flexibility in making significant investments without return demands.

According to the most recent UBS Global Family Office Report, a quarter of family offices are engaged in impact investing. Over a third expect to increase their impact allocation to as much as 24% over the next five years, while 30% will allocate 25% or more. The Joint SDG Fund aims to bring the UN system into the impact investment space, connecting with investors, funds and philanthropists to mobilize financing to accelerate the SDGs. Family offices have a special opportunity to experiment with investments, and this discussion explores why building a relationship with these investment firms has the potential for profound growth and change.

The episode explores practical, profitable and creative solutions in channelling public and private investments towards sustainable development, and explores the role of Family offices in SDG Advancement.

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