Investments in climate mitigation and adaptation continue to increase, but the impact of these investments on children – both positive and negative – is not being systematically considered. By aligning child and climate finance agendas, we can unleash significant untapped potential.
In this second report, we explore how implementing an intentional child lens as an investment consideration can bring a new perspective to investments made within climate finance. Incorporating children’s considerations into the investment process and throughout the value chain can foster improved business practices, social well-being, environmental sustainability, and investment outcomes.
These insights, supported by UNICEF, represent a start to the conversation – an expansion of ideas of what might be possible for integrating climate finance and child lens investing to drive transformational change for a more sustainable and just future. We invite you to use these ideas as a starting point and join us in imagining what else is possible.