UN SSE initiative 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Date: 26 September 2019
Location: New York Stock Exchange, NY, USA

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In the context of the UN SSE initiative’s 10 year milestone, it has published a paper: SSE initiative – 10 Years of Impact and Progress. 

In 10 years, the SSE has grown to 90 exchanges, listing 50,000 companies valued at 86 trillion USD, and it is still growing. This illustrates that participating in a conversation on environmental, social and governance factors has become a necessary part of the investor-exchange-issuer dialogue.

The SSE initiative, a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI, has become the premier platform for collaboration and learning for stock exchanges together with capital market regulators, investors, issuers and financial service providers to meet global sustainability goals. To mark the 10 year anniversary since the SSE was initiated in 2009 by the United Nations Secretary General in New York, partners are invited to join in commemorating the progress of sustainable stock exchanges and charting a path for the next 10 years.

The SSE initiative is pleased to announce the celebration of its 10 year anniversary which will take place in New York on 26 September 2019, alongside the UN General Assembly gathering and Climate Action Summit.

This is an invitation only event. For more information, please contact the SSE team.

Tentative Program

11:30 Registration and Arrival of Guests
12:00 – 13:00VIP Lunch
Welcome remarks – Betty Liu, NYSE
Opening Remarks – James Zhan, UNCTAD
Video Address – Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
Keynote Address – Mary Schapiro, Former head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission
Introduction of SSE Supporters – Fiona Reynolds, PRI
13:00 – 16:00Interactive Discussion
The role stock exchanges will play in the next 10 years of the sustainability transition
Moderator: Nandini Sukumar, WFE
The role regulation and standards will play in the next 10 years of the sustainability transition
Moderator: Mindy Lubber, Ceres
15:50 – 16:00Closing comments – Eric Usher, UNEP-FI

Confirmed Participants

Keynote Address

Regulatory Authorities

Stock Exchanges

Investor and Issuer representatives

United Nations and other stakeholders