Beyond SDGs: Can Sustainable, Patient Capitalism Jumpstart Economic Growth?
Analyse financière n°61 Octobre – Novembre – Décembre 2016
Focus métier : Remettre l’ISR en perspective
Par M. Nicolas J. Firzli, World Pensions Council
‘Sustainability’ and the ‘eradication of poverty’ have taken center stage in supranational financial frameworks meant notably to help the economies of Asia, Latin America and Africa. This is certainly a welcome evolution, but it should not supersede or overshadow the paramount need for growth-oriented policies in both Northern Hemisphere and developing nations : such a policy realignment will only be made possible by massive public investment in modern infrastructure assets at federal, state and municipal level, and citizen-investors (pension fund trustees) exercising more forcefully their governance role across the boards of companies large and small.