- To promote sustainable production and consumption worldwide providing corporates, communities and consumers the tools to help address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- To create a sustainable and safe economical model based upon levering natural capital resources for the benefit of communities and leveraging these assets to provide the social impacts and projects that support the people living in the communities.
- To research and develop sustainable impact technologies that improve the quality of food, water and energy and provide the social infrastructure services of health education and IT for participating communities at scale.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) released Official Development Assistance (ODA) figures showing how much donor countries gave in total development assistance last year. The new figures reveal that aid to the least-developed countries made a downward turn in recent years. Aid to the countries most in need actually decreased last year – at a time when it is most critical that we maintain our commitment to ending extreme poverty. The OECD’s new figures show a $6.7 billion drop in aid to the least developed countries.
As much as $70 trillion may be needed to implement the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) over the next decade. Current rates of public and private investment rates in health, education, energy and other SDG-aligned sectors fall short by about $2.5 trillion short each year. That is a big gap but it represents only a small fraction of the estimated $290 trillion managed by pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.
The Global Sustainability Initiative offers a new approach to address this funding gap deploying a new sustainable economic model and the related tools including an asset based impact currency, mobile wallets, and an Exchange to securely participate in this new economy.