What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for the adoption of measures to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 SDGs and 169 targets.

How does COFIDES contribute to the SDGs?

COFIDES invests responsibly with a view to creating a sustainable impact

In so doing, it favours the internationalization of Spanish companies by financing investments that foster economic growth and profitable investment while simultaneously defending natural and social environments.

To achieve this objective, COFIDES has an environmental and social assessment procedure that it employs as an integral part of the due diligence it performs when preparing its operations.

What impact does COFIDES have on each of the SDGs?

Companies supported by COFIDES contribute to sustainable development by focusing on the SDGs, both in terms of the company's mission and in the projects it finances. This is how it works:

 SDG 5 SDG 7 SDG 8 

SDG 9 SDG 13 SDG 17

Impact Investment

COFIDES has continued to strengthen its role in the mobilisation of public and private assets by adhering to the Operating Principles for Impact Management, initiative led by the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group). The Company was among the founding signatories of this new business framework.

Disclosure Statement Operating Principles for Impact Management

2019 Operating Principles for Impact Management: Internal Verification