European Commission expert group endorses work of the SSE
31 January 2018
- consider streamlining the ESG and sustainability information that listed issuers are required to report
- work together to harmonise information requirements, thus easing the burden of reporting, instead of merely adding to existing disclosure requirements
- establish alternatives to bank finance for small and medium-sized enterprises
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.