Exchange in Focus: Euronext ESG Guidelines for listed companies
14 January 2020
"Euronext’s collaboration with and contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative confirms its commitment to building a new kind of finance, shifting paradigms to support a new world view."Euronext reiterates its commitment to encourage the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision-making. This is a major step to make finance more sustainable, in order to ensure better allocation and channelling of capital towards sustainable and transitioning assets. This guidance underlines Euronext's commitment to support our customers and promote sustainable finance. Euronext is an official supporter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, a member of Finance for Tomorrow (the sustainable initiative from Paris Europlace) and has committed to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations.
"We strive to promote transparency on climate risks and opportunities in the financial markets and are building a growing offering specifically designed to assist issuers in enjoying more visibility as a benefit of their ESG commitment."
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.