|The international community is set to commit to a new set of ambitious Sustainable Development Goals,
reflecting the need to transform economies, end poverty, and tackle the challenge of climate change.
UNDP SDG Impact Finance (UNSIF), aims to promote the public and private investment for the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), by facilitating SDGs aligned Impact Investments to support national development priorities, and working with the capital market and the private wealth to create both economic and social returns. A global High-Level Advisory Board has been set up to provide strategic advice to UNSIF on the most important challenges, opportunities and decisions. The Board is co-chaired by Ms. Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and Mr. Neil Shen Nan Peng, Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital Asia. A leading research council was established with top business schools in the world.
According to the latest report from the China Development Research Foundation, China’s impact investment sector is small, but has the potential to drive financial support towards China’s transformation and its achievement of the 2030 agenda.
UNSIF will collaborate with governments (public sectors), private sectors and financial institutions to address China’s top development priorities, including Poverty Reduction, Environment and Climate Change, Green Energy and Inclusive Finance, entrepreneurship and innovation, Belt and Road Initiative, etc.
Meanwhile, to address the priorities identified above and to create consensus among stakeholders on the potential of SDGs related financing and provide coordination, UNDP China County Office and its national implementing partner – China International Centre of Economic and Technical Exchange has initiated a project to enable policy environment through establishing a platform for SDGs financing industry. This will focus on convening the SDGs related finance ecosystem, generating research and evidence on measurements systems, financing instruments, guidance/principles, regulatory frameworks and policy recommendations to scale SDG related investment.
UNSIF is looking for a strong leader based in China Country Office to help to develop the partnership and financing eco-system in line with national strategy of China; to add impact investing to its service lines in China and East Asia to promote impact investment for SDGs, change the way development can be financed and support the Sustainable Development Goals. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic international team across the world on a fast-growing agenda and shape the strategy for Impact Investing ecosystem in China.