The growing interest in sustainable finance has resulted in a multiplication of initiatives. By mapping existing principles, practice standards, and tools, the Navigator makes it easier for market participants to operationalize the Sustainable Development Investing (SDI) definition agreed by the Alliance. Investors can find resources to help them deploy capital that makes a positive contribution to sustainable development. Finance institutions can locate resources to mainstream sustainable development objectives in their lending practices. Corporates, with the support of the investors and finance institutions, can build on existing work to reorient their business models towards the SDGs. The Navigator creates a better understanding of the many sustainable finance initiatives by providing for the first time a structured overview. This will also help create synergies among these initiatives, avoid duplication, and lead to more coherent approaches.
While the Navigator introduces a selection of multilateral and private sector initiatives, inclusion of these initiatives does not constitute an endorsement by the Alliance and users are expected to conduct their own research on every resource. The Navigator is not intended to be comprehensive and includes a sub-set of existing initiatives of use to investors, corporates, and finance institutions, though some initiatives are likely to provide value to all three.