The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for achieving global prosperity while protecting humanity and the planet. VentureCrowd CEO Steve Maarbani spoke to Ticker INVEST about the importance of sustainable investing.

As a purpose-driven organisation, VentureCrowd has built purpose into its opportunity assessment criteria. One of the ways VentureCrowd assesses purpose is guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Announcing the current SDGs at UN Headquarters in New York in September 2015, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world’s leaders and the people … They are a to-do list for people and the planet, and a blueprint for success,” he added of the 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

The SDGs were adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State and other top leaders at the 2015 summit.

VentureCrowd believes that every new dollar invested in a company that is addressing even one of these goals, begins to make a difference. 

VentureCrowd’s contribution to this lofty vision is only just beginning, but we are proud of the start we, together with our investors, have made so far.

Watch the recording of the interview below.