Malaysia together with other 192 world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 25 September 2015. This is a global commitment towards a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive development, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.
The Malaysian Government recognises the importance of investments in driving the sustainable growth and has incorporated initiatives aligned with the SDGs in its national development frameworks. The Twelfth Malaysia Plan), the New Investment Policy, the upcoming New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) and the National Environmental, Social and Governance Industry Framework (i-ESG) for the manufacturing sector all encompass elements that contribute to the SDGs.
The SDG Investor Map is a market intelligence tool that can guide private investors to direct capital and activities towards SDG-aligned investments themes and business models, known as investment opportunity areas (“IOAs”). Maps provide investors with market intelligence for the highlighted IOAs, along with data on the expected development impact and financial prospects of such investments.
Malaysia SDG Investor Map resulted from a fruitful partnership between UNDP Malaysia Country Office. Malaysia’s Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). Developed with technical support from one of UNDP’s global policy centres, the IICPSD (Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development) and the UNDP SDG impact, the Malaysia SDG Investor Map identifies investment opportunity areas (IOAs) that are aligned with Malaysia’s national priorities, and SDG needs while carrying considerable investment potential in Malaysia.