The Global Islamic Finance SDG Taskforce was a unique collaboration between the public and private sectors to raise awareness and understand the role Islamic finance can play in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With assets estimated to be over US $3.8 trillion, Islamic finance is one of the fastest growing sectors in the global financial industry. Achieving the 17 SDGs, as outlined in the UNs’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, has been estimated to require over US$5 trillion per year of investment with the financing gap standing at around $2.5 trillion per year.

Building Global Ecosystems

  • 200+ members
  • 72 CEO / Global Heads
  • 13 countries represented
  • 4 work programmes

The Opportunity

The major recommendation is that the Taskforce should transition into an institute. This would be the foremost platform for promoting SDGs in the Islamic Finance industry. It would play an integral role in delivering the recommendations below and carry on fostering collaboration between the private and public sectors.

This report also makes 10 significant recommendations across the four workstreams. For more information, download the report.