Sheng Fulai
Sheng Fulai
Topic: Inclusive Green Economy and Sustainable Development Goals
Mr. Sheng Fulai is the Head of the Research and Partnerships Unit at UNEP in Geneva....
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Posted on 13/10/2015 08:20:18
Hello Sheng,
If you could identify someone, that'll be great or pass my name on to them even. You'll find nobody has done anything on Resilience Bonds yet, this is the reason for my proposal, and to lead on this discussion. Thanks again.
Peter Rowan (from France)
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Posted on 13/10/2015 07:23:26
Hello Sheng,

I have been given your name as a person to contact by John Habonimana, UN Geneva, you may know him. Anyway, the reason for contacting you is that I have developed an outline proposal for Resilience Bonds. I have been working in finance and climate change issues for over 15 years from investment banks to contracts with the EU and World Bank. Here is the link to the MS Sway document It would be good to get your feed-back on it.

Best wishes,

Peter Rowan (from France)
Thank you for your question. I personally have no experience with resilience bonds. You may wish to contact my colleagues working at UNEP FI (please search it on the internet). If you like, I could also identify someone specifically for you.

Posted on 13/10/2015 05:23:11
I want to know whether you have any examples of social impact bonds as an effective tool for financing projects that help the environment? We work in marine debris and water quality and are developing a proposal for a social impact bond based on recidivism (as the project is a collaboration with the prison system), but I feel that we should also have an option for investors that want improved biodiversity and water quality.
Sam Judd (from New Zealand)
Thank you for your quesiton. I do not work on social impact bonds personally. You may find the relevant information in the following link:'s+Green+Bond+Harvest+FINAL+for+web.pdf?MOD=AJPERES
Check out footnote number 30. Hope this is useful.

Posted on 11/10/2015 16:33:15
'Best practice' regarding goals is that they should be 'SMART' (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound). Laudable though the SDGs are, many of these goals are written in such a way that they do not meet these criteria. If we don't know what the goal is, how can we plot a pathway to meet, and then exceed, that goal?
Stephen Porter (from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Your are right that goals should be SMART. Please be aware that SDGs have three levels to be SMART. At the first, highest level, these are the 17 goals, which are inspirational. At the second level, there are 169 targets, which are more specific. At the third level, there will be indicators to go with each target. These indicators are being consolidated by the UN Statistical Division and will be completed by next March. Let us look forward to these specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound indicators of SDGs.