Published 2018
Harnessing digital finance for sustainable development
By Fiona Bayat-Renoux

Dr. Simon Zadek is the Principal of Project Catalyst at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was co-Director of UN Environment’s Inquiry into the Design of Sustainable Financial System and is a Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow at the Singapore Management University.

Fiona Bayat-Renoux is the Director of the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance. More information on the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance is at, including downloads of on-going research and policy engagement.

The digitalisation of finance will transform the global financial system and its interface with the real economy. There is both opportunity and need to harness this disruptive dynamic in financing the 2030 Agenda and meeting the Paris agreement commitments on climate.