Thought Leadership

Mobilising Finance to Support the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

On 25 September 2015, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve three critical objectives in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. Aviva supports the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). CEO Mark Wilson addressed a United Nations General Assembly plenary session on the role of businesses in achieving the Goals, and also the UN Private Sector Forum at the Global Goals Summit in New York on the 25 and 26 September.

Money Talks: How Finance Can Further the Sustainable Development Goals

Speaking at the United Nations President of the General Assembly meeting in New York on 21 September, Aviva CEO, Mark Wilson, calls for businesses and Governments to work in partnership to successfully deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

A year since the global commitment to the SDGs, Mark Wilson, joins international leaders to discuss the acceleration of capital investment into the Goals, towards sustainable capital markets. 

Mark Wilson said; It is enlightened self-interest that determines why business will act sustainably.  If business isn’t sustainable then society is at risk.  And if society isn’t sustainable then business is at risk.”

Climate Change: Value at risk to investment and Aviva’s strategic response

Climate change is a strategic issue for the insurance sector. Left unchecked, climate change will continue to affect the actuarial assumptions underpinning the insurance products that our industry provides. It will also render significant proportions of the economy uninsurable, shrinking our addressable market. It is also material to the long term success of many of the companies and economies in which we invest. Over coming decades, climate change presents solvency issues to businesses in many different industries, including our own.

Roadmap for Sustainable Capital Markets

Aviva hosted the United Nations Principles of Sustainable Insurance event on 27 June 2014. Aviva Group CEO, Mark Wilson, addressed an audience of Insurers, Regulators and rating agencies, giving his views on how and why insurers should strive to be sustainable and unveiling a new report from Aviva Investorss

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