Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta (Minister of Finance, Republic of Ghana)

The Ministry of Finance and the Ghana Investment Promotions Centre, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advisory Unit at the Presidency, will today December 5, 2018 organise the first Accra SDGs Impact Investment Fair

According to a statement from the Minister of Finance, The Accra SDGs Investment Fair is to kick-start the process of developing a systematic, green and inclusive economy by identifying the financial gaps that act as an impediment to the efficient realization of the SDGs.

SDG investments are a new generation of impact and social investment strategies designed to attract private investments towards the SDGs while ensuring financial returns for investors.

It aims at starting the process of developing a systematic, green and inclusive economy by identifying the financial gaps that act as a barrier to the efficient realisation of the SDGs.

The SDG investments will also help to identify innovative and smart solutions to solve developmental issues at all scales, kick-start entrepreneurial initiatives, especially among the youth and women, and provide a platform for multi-stakeholder resource mobilisation.

The statement quoted Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, as saying the Accra Fair would be a market place that would bring together policy makers, businesses, innovators, and private investors with the aim of driving change at scale.

“We want to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact while ensuring financial returns for social investments in Ghana,” he stated.

Ofori-Atta added that, “It is our belief that by unleashing the triple powers of public policies, impact capital and social entrepreneurship, our socio-economic challenges will be largely resolved and this we hope, will enable us to consolidate significant gains for present and future generations.”