The United Nations SDGs need an estimated US$140 trillion by 2030, with a shortfall of c.US$100 trillion, from an estimated US$400 trillion of global capital.

The world does not lack an understanding of the issues, available solutions that could be adapted for implementation, or capital at scale. What we lack is the meeting of the issues, solutions and capital to implement change.

Force for Good is committed in its Transformational Impact Programme to bring together those that know the issues, with those that have the solutions and those that have the capital to make a significant difference in selected areas that demonstrate that we can succeed in meeting our common goals

Climate Change
The Objective: Support the global energy transition to meet the Paris-aligned goal of limiting global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius
  • 125,000 years since the previous decade’s median global temperatures have been exceeded.
  • 2 billion tonnes increase in CO2 emissions in 2021, the highest increase ever
  • 11 year timeline to exhausting cumulative GHG emissions to limit global temperature rises to
  • 2040 date for the Arctic to be ice-free in the summer
The Initiative in Brief: Highlight, support, promote and seek solutions for the finance industry to fund the energy transition and manage global climate change

Six Selected Transformative Impact Initiatives

Affordable Housing
The Objective: Make a significant difference to affordable housing as the basis of human dignity across the world demonstrating that it can be funded at scale, make an impact and deliver a return
  • 1 billion people globally live in informal housing or slums
  • 2 billion people lack waste collection services
  • 3 billion people lack access to controlled waste disposal facilities
  • c.50% of the world’s urban population does not have convenient access to urban transport, c.30% have access to green spaces
The Initiative in Brief: Set up a platform and/or enable existing ones to fund affordable housing in a for-profit impact model, that proves its feasibility, delivers to stakeholders, scales in a test country, and taking the lessons is rolled out internationally with government and private sector finance partners
Mass Education
The Objective: Deliver education solutions to children in a model that is global, affordable, scalable, distributable, and local, demonstrating the feasibility of using technology to compensate for the bottleneck in building enough schools and training enough teachers
  • c.260 million children were out of school in 2018
  • >600 million children lacking basic literacy and mathematics skills
  • 825 million young people will not have the basic skills to compete for jobs of 2030 (based on current trends)
  • c.33% of schools in least developed countries have electricity, c.50% have drinking water
The Initiative in Brief: Working with experts, identify changes that have the potential to make a disproportionate impact on promoting and protecting biodiversity globally, and where the required funding matters (early stage specification)
Mass Financial Inclusion
Objective: Drive mass financial inclusion across the world by sharing a stack of solutions that has proven its ability to deliver ground-breaking sustainable and inclusive development
  • c.70% of the world’s population is not meaningfully financially included
  • 55% % of world’s unbanked are women, overall 10% gender gap up to 40% in some countries, 21% less likely to own a mobile phone
  • < 50% of the of adult population in low- and middle-income countries have active bank accounts
  • 1.7 billion people globally remain unbanked
The Initiative in Brief: Agree and facilitate a knowledge and solutions transfer from a donor country that possesses a stack of digital technologies to countries that have the need for banking services for the poor in a ‘whole system’ approach outlining the criteria for mass inclusion
Impact and the Individual
Objective: Enable the provision of technologies, including products, services and platforms, that provide individuals with the means to make a positive impact on the SDGs and human security more broadly
  • Investing. c.65% of the world’s net assets, US$250 trillion, are owned and allocated by individuals
  • Consumption. c.78% of global consumption by households, spending US$49 trillion annually
  • Advocacy. >3.5 billion people live in democracies, with the power to drive national and global policy
  • Action. Collectively, the individual is a powerful force for direct action
The Initiative in Brief: Work with technology associations, technology companies, human security and SDG specialists to identify technologies with a potentially transformative impact on the SDGs and on the individual and in particular the individual’s ability to impact the SDGs as a force for good, enhancing human security for all
Objective: Make an impact on biodiversity through a few targetted solutions which with scale can make a transformative impact on biodiversity and can be funded for global impact (early stage specification)
  • c.75% of the earth’s surface Human activity has altered
  • 22% are at risk of extinction, 8% are extinct, of the 8,300 animal breeds known
  • 74% of the world’s poor, globally, 1.5 billion people, affected by land degradation, Arable land loss at 30 to 35 times the historical rate
  • 4.8 billion tonnes of CO2 p.a., or ≃10% of total human emissions, from deforestation
The Initiative in Brief: Work with technology associations, technology companies, human security and SDG specialists to identify technologies with a potentially transformative impact on the SDGs and on the individual and in particular the individual’s ability to impact the SDGs as a force for good, enhancing human security for all
Impact Externalities
Objective: Drive a systemic change returns asset pricing and reporting to reflecting the full economic, environmental, and social cost of economic actions, influencing decision making in allocating capital
  • US$20 trillion, total annual externalities of global food production
  • US$21 trillion, projected external costs for GHG emissions and climate change in 2050*
  • US$25 trillion, combined externalities for the energy and transport sectors worldwide
  • US$29 trillion, projected total annual environmental costs from global human activity in 2050*
The Initiative in Brief: Working with experts on environmental pricing, accounting, international standards to develop and provide a host government or bloc with a standard for accurate and consistent pricing of externalities on asset values in global capital markets, allowing global capital flows to respond to an accurate reflection of the actual cost and returns from activities
For more information on the SDG Impact, Selection Criteria and Multi-Stakeholder Approach