High-level Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Event held to highlight the critical importance of sustainable finance for the achievement of the goals, including climate action. The event, convened by Peter Thomson, President of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, focused on how to drive the transformation to align financial markets with sustainable development and served to showcase concrete ways in which member states can approach the financing of different SDGs.
Rachel Kyte (centre), Chief Executive Officer of, and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), moderates a panel discussion entitled "What Will It Take to Finance the SDGs? From Ambition to Reality". Also pictured are panelists (from left to right): Giulia Porino, Finance Watch; Matt Arnold, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at JP Morgan Chase; Elliot Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations Environement Programme (UNEP); and Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer for Aviva Investors.