Deutsche Börse joins the UN SSE initiative

1 October 2014

Frankfurt- Deutsche Börse has joined the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE). The aim of the initiative, founded by the UN Secretary-General in 2009, is to promote the collaboration of stock exchanges with investors, regulators and companies in order to enhance corporate transparency and commitment to environmental, social and corporate governance issues and to encourage sustainable investment. “We are very pleased to be joining the SSE initiative. The organisation of transparent and secure capital markets of integrity is Deutsche Börse’s core business. The SSE platform is a good opportunity to intensify the dialogue between global stock exchange organisations regarding the future viability of the financial markets,” said Hauke Stars, member of the Deutsche Börse Executive Board. Deutsche Börse would like to actively use the SSE platform to discuss best practice approaches in sustainability in order to make the results available to the international capital markets. Further aims are to define the role of stock exchanges within the global sustainability movement and to dovetail the SSE with parallel initiatives. Media contact: Carola Dürer, Media Relations Deutsche Börse Phone +49-69-2 11-1 15 00

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.