Mobilising Institutional Capital Through Listed Product Structures (MOBILIST) Research and Policy Platform
Even before COVID-19 hit, financing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was falling $2.5 trillion (USD) short. The OECD’s Global Outlook 2021 report suggests that the annual SDG financing gap in developing countries could have increased by a further $1.7 trillion, or nearly 70%, in 2020.
The finance needed to meet the SDGs represents only a tiny fraction of the capital managed by large-scale institutional portfolios. Listed or ‘public’ products — those traded on stock exchanges — make up more than 90% of institutional portfolio assets.
Bringing products that address developing country challenges to listed markets and scaling those products requires action. Mobilising Institutional Capital Through Listed Product Structures (MOBILIST) seeks to help direct the £7.7 trillion of investment capital managed in the United Kingdom toward climate and development finance.
Chemonics manages the MOBILIST Research and Policy Platform, the policy component of MOBILIST. This platform aims to build sustainable finance in emerging markets and developing countries at scale through research; communications; advocacy; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
Through this work, the MOBILIST Policy Platform is creating an evidence base that will guide the growth of sustainable finance and direct finance toward developing countries. The platform works with the private sector and researchers worldwide to generate and share research that responds to critical policy and information gaps. Addressing these gaps in emerging economies will help facilitate the growth of sustainable public market finance. Additionally, the platform assesses MOBILIST’s progress and impact on people, prosperity, and the environment.
Learn more about MOBILIST, including the platform, on MOBILIST’s website.