SSE Academy

Education & Training

UN member States agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be accomplished by 2030. The following targets are directly addressed by this topic: 

Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development

Target 17.16:Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries

About the Academy

The SSE Academy is the UN SSE’s education arm focused on the provision of globally consistent and pragmatic training for market participants on the adoption and implementation of sustainable finance practices. Together with its education partners, the SSE Academy develops certified training programs made available to capital market participants free of charge with the objective of supporting the education and training needs of stock exchanges. By partnering with topic experts and specialists, the SSE Academy’s mission is to support stock exchanges in their efforts to bring their markets up-to-date with pragmatic educational resources on key sustainability-related issues. Every SSE Academy’s training programs can be found on the SSE Academy events page.

The Goal

Stock exchanges have their finger on the pulse of local market knowledge and capacity-building demands, but do not always have the resources or expertise to facilitate training on topics that are quickly evolving. To support stock exchange’s education and training on sustainability-related efforts, the SSE Academy provides the expertise and training facilitation to enable joint training together with stock exchanges. By supporting their education and training activities, the SSE looks to overcome critical barriers exchanges face and increase the number of exchanges providing sustainability-related training for their markets. The SSE Academy’s activities provide education and training that are:

  1. High quality, providing global markets with access to top experts on key sustainability topics
  2. Global, partnering with the SSE’s worldwide network of exchanges to rapidly disseminate internationally consistent knowledge
  3. Customized, locally adapted education to fit wit the unique regulatory and business context of each market
  4. Interactive, addressing the unique questions of participants to overcome barriers to advancement
  5. Accessible, disseminated as a public service, at no cost to the participant

The Progress

The SSE tracks a number of sustainability activities that can help stock exchanges promote sustainable and transparent markets. This includes exchange’s training and educational activities. Since launching the SSE Academy, stock exchange’s training activities have increased substantially, now one of the main acitivities of stock exchanges contributing to creating sustainable and transparent markets.

Exchanges training on sustainability


Training Programs

Gender Equality: addressing complexities in capital markets

Learning time: 4 hours live training (over two sessions)

Partners: IFC, UN Women, and guest speakers from Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Bloomberg, and Gap Square

Status: Ongoing

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ISSB: Applying the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards

Learning time: 3.5 hours live training + 30 minute exercise

Partners: IFC, IFRS Foundation

Status: Ongoing

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GRI: introductory and advanced training on impact reporting with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Learning time: 4 hours live training (over two sessions)

Partners: GRI

Status: Ongoing

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TCFD for banks: from climate risks to opportunities

Learning time: 4 hours live training (over two sessions)

Partners: IFC, UNEP-FI, CDP

Status: Ongoing

TCFD: getting started and building experience on climate-related financial disclosures

Learning time: 4 hours live training (over two sessions)

Partners: IFC, CDP

Status: Completed

Additional educational tools

Miss a training? Check out our YouTube Chanel for recordings

Visit our YouTube channel to view some of our recorded training sessions.

Publications and guidance documents

Don’t miss our publications and guidance documents to further support your market’s capacity building requirements. 

Contact us

The SSE Academy develops training materials that aim to support exchanges educational and training activities on sustainability-related markets. For more information or to inquire about training for your market, exchanges are encouraged to contact the SSE Academy team directly. If you are not an SSE Partner Exchange, please feel free to fill in the contact form to request training, which we will take into consideration. Click here to access the contact form to request training.


The TCFD Training Workshop organized by SSE and FEAS was really impressive. The course was professionally designed and very interactive with supporting questionnaires and polls. The speakers run the course very lively. I would definitely recommend this course, and not only to stock exchanges.

Dr Konstantin Saroyan, Secretary General, FEAS

The Sydney Stock Exchange was proud to have collaborated with UN SSE, IFC and CDSB, to provide training on climate-related reporting and the subject in general. The courses were professionally run with quality content and impressive facilitators. I would welcome more of these courses to be presented in the future.

Michael Go, CEO, Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX)

The Training on Climate Disclosure (TCFD training workshop) delivered by the UN SSE to the stakeholders of Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), were really excellent and the trainers were outstanding. Our participants have learned a lot on this new topic and they will benefit immensely. We hope to get more such training through the UN SSE to contribute more towards Sustainable Development in our Capital Market. We wish all the best to the UN SSE and its superbly excellent Team Members.

Md Ghulam Faruqe, Managing Director, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)

The Prague Stock Exchange appreciated the opportunity to join the TCFD training program and provide our issuers with very complex and practical courses provided by experienced experts. Our issuers have particularly appreciated the practical focus and specific use cases that the course offers and I hope there will be more opportunities to cooperate with UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative in the future.

Petr Koblic (CEO) – Prague Stock Exchange

 Given the high-quality inputs and insights into the TCFD framework offered by the excellent trainers, the training was very well received by the participants. We therefore warmly recommend the training to other exchanges. As we are committed to supporting listed companies in sustainability reporting and to increasing transparency around ESG factors in capital markets, we are pleased that we can continue the fruitful collaboration with UN SSE and offer a GRI training program this year to our listed companies in collaboration with GRI and CDP.

Christian Reuss, Head SIX Swiss Exchange

The training provided clear, comprehensive, high-quality information on the financial risks & opportunities associated with climate change, a deep dive on the TCFD recommended disclosures and steps organizations need to take to implement the recommendations, including good practice and case studies.

Geoffrey Odundo, Chief Executive Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

On behalf of the SME Finance Forum, I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for your supports and collaboration in organizing such a successful training for members of the SME Finance Forum. The course was very informative and insightful, and was very well received by the participants. Their comments and feedbacks have been very positive. I am confident that the training will improve not only their knowledge and understanding of the climate related risks on their operations but also help them disclose climate risks properly and accurately. The training topic, while still relatively new and emerging, is highly relevant to our members, especially financial institutions from around the world. We hope to have the opportunity to collaborate and work together again in the future.

Hourn Thy – SME Finance Forum Operations Officer

SSE Academy Partners

Training partners

The SSE Academy works with experts from its partner organizations to develop and facilitate educational materials and training

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