Why Asia stands out as the prime investment opportunity in 2023

Opportunity2030: the standard chartered sdg investment map

Key report highlights

The private sector has a critical role to play in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next decade. Spanning 15 of the fastest-growing economies, Opportunity2030 reveals for the first time some of the major opportunities for the private sector to contribute.

  • SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

The greatest investment opportunities are in China (USD26.1bn) and India (USD19.2bn), given their large populations

  • SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Considering projected GDP per capita and population growth, the greatest private-sector investment opportunities are in India (USD701.5bn), Indonesia (USD147.5bn) and Bangladesh (USD73.9bn)

  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Transport infrastructure
The greatest investment opportunity is in China, where we project a potential private-sector investment opportunity of USD2.3tn

Digital access
The greatest private-sector investment opportunities can be found in China (USD492.8bn), India (USD226.5bn), Indonesia (USD53.7bn) and Nigeria (USD47.4bn)

Opportunity 2030 The time to act is now

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