SINGAPORE (June 17): Climate change, extreme poverty and all the world’s other big problems will be expensive to solve. The United Nations estimates that its 17 Sustainable Development Goals — a list of initiatives ranging from zero hunger to clean energy — will require annual commitments of private capital from US$5 trillion ($6.8 trillion) to US$7 trillion globally over the next decade. This daunting task has inspired a growing number of investors to put their money to work.

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