Published 2018
Personal reflections - institutional investors and financing sustainable development: The need for better alignment
By Marc-André Blanchard

Marc-André Blanchard is Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, and Co-Chair of the Group of Friends of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Financing in New York.

I arrived in New York in early 2016 to take on my new responsibility as Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. During my introductory meeting with former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, I asked him for advice about which area I, as Canada’s new Ambassador, could focus on that would have the biggest impact. His answer surprised me.