A New Phase of the SSE Begins at the 2012 Global Dialogue

18 June 2012

At the 2012 Global Dialogue, a new phase of the SSE initiative was launched with the five participating stock exchanges — BM&FBovespa, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Egyptian Exchange and NASDAQ OMX — making a public commitment to promoting sustainability in their markets and thus officially joining the SSE as Partner Exchanges. Since the event, the Bombay Stock Exchange has also joined the group of SSE Partner Exchanges. UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, the PRI and UNEP-FI, as the core organizer of the SSE Initiative, additionally committed to supporting stock exchanges in this strive towards responsible financial markets.

Front row, left to right: Corli Le Roux (Head of SRI, JSE); Edemir Pinto (CEO, BM&FBOVESPA), Supachai Panitchpakdi (Secretary-General, UNCTAD); Sandy Frucher (Vice-Chairman, NASDAQ OMX), Ibrahim Turhan (CEO, ISE).

About the SSE

The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.