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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: Harnessing Business to Achieve the SDGs through Finance, Technology and Law Reform

Edited by Julia Walker, Alma Pekmezovic and Gordon Walker

Published by Wiley, September 2019

Hardcover and ebook, priced £60.00 / US$80.00

ISBN: 9781119541813

Monday, September 9, 2019 6:19 am EDT

To achieve the 'World We Want', much needs to be done. To make the ambitious goals a reality, trillions of dollars need to be harnessed to mobilise finance and accelerate progress.

New title, Sustainable Development Goals offers practical pathways for achieving and implementing the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Bringing together leaders from the World Bank, the financial and business sectors, the start-up community and academia globally, it explains what the SDGs are, how they came about and how they can be accelerated.

Containing real-world case studies and authoritative insights which address how to direct investment of existing financial resources and re-align the global financial system to reflect the SDGs, this important and topically relevant book consists of in-depth chapters which discuss how financial institutions, such as UBS Wealth Management, Manulife Investment Management and Moody's Investor Services are supporting the SDGs. The opportunities arising from Blockchain, Big Data, Digital Identity and cutting-edge FinTech and RegTech applications are explored, whilst the relevance of sustainable and transparent global supply chains is underscored. Significant attention is paid to law reform which can accelerate progress of the SDGs through SME Financing, Crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer Lending and tax restructuring.

Business leaders, academics, government departments tasked with finding solutions and those working in corporations, financial institutions and NGOs will find this book to be essential reading on the topic, and the recommendations contained within are critical for supporting a fundamental shift in thinking from business and governments around the world, and for building a more just and prosperous future for all.

Sustainable Development Goals will be available wherever books and ebooks are sold

 

About the Editors:

JULIA WALKER is a senior global business executive with 20 years experience in the private sector principally in finance, technology, and risk management. She currently runs market growth and strategy in Asia for one of the world's largest providers of financial markets data, Infrastructure, and Risk Intelligence and is a member of the United Nations Secretary General's Task Force of Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

DR ALMA PEKMEZOVIC is a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, Sydney, Australia. Her key areas of expertise include capital markets law, corporate law and governance, and commercial law reform. During 2006 to 2015, Dr. Pekmezovic taught corporate and commercial law at La Trobe University School of Law, Melbourne, Australia. She was formerly a Lecturer in Law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (2015–2018) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany.

 

DR GORDON WALKER SJD (Duke) is an Emeritus Professor of La Trobe University; Adjunct Professor at Curtin University School of Law; Visiting Professor, University of Padua Law School, Italy; and an advisor to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) designated as International Business Law Expert and International Financial Sector Expert. His research contracts at the ADB principally involve law reform in the areas of securities regulation, company, secured transactions and FinTech within the Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI-III) in the South Pacific.

 

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