Published: Sep 2020
The South Africa SDG Investor Map 2020 is a tool developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) South Africa Country Office and UNDP SDG Impact, a global programme tasked with developing resources and solutions for accelerating investment towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The aim of an SDG Investor Map is to capture market-specific investment opportunities for SDG-aligned capital deployment. The South Africa SDG Investor Map 2020 therefore identifies 30 impact-driven investment opportunities, obtained through close collaboration with local industry stakeholders. The map is also aligned to the South African government’s overarching objectives for reducing poverty, inequality, and unemployment, as outlined in the National Development Plan and the recent Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, which was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The South Africa SDG Investor Map 2020 is the product of extensive literature review and interviews with key stakeholders from the relevant industries and fields. A Project Steering Committee (PSC) provided general guidance for the research process as well as expert input on the specific research findings to ensure the contextual relevance of the identified investment opportunities.