The Sustainable Development Goals will not be achieved without a better control over finance. Finance allows multinational corporations to pit countries against each other: in order to practice environmental, social and fiscal dumping. Until we tackle this issue of finance, we shall fail to prevent states from privileging the short-term interests of attracting capital, over the long-term interests of working towards sustainable development.
Prof. Olivier De Schutter (at the #ChangeFinance Forum)
– Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)
– Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
– Centre for Philosophy of Law (CPDR)
– Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Legal Sciences (JUR-I), University of Louvain (UCL)