Exchange in Focus: Digital Italian Sustainability Week

29 June 2020

From 29th June to 3rd July, more than 40 Italian companies - more than 50% of the market capitalization - will have virtual meetings with both domestic and international primary investors to discuss their sustainability strategies. The Italian Sustainability Week is the natural evolution of the Italian Sustainability Day, whose first edition took place in 2017, born to effectively respond to issuers and investors’ need for educational sessions, interactive discussions and direct dialogue between corporates and investors. Discover the list of all the attending Companies to the first Italian Sustainability Week Download the program      
Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO, Borsa Italiana, welcomes the 2020 Digital Italian Sustainability Week saying that "enabling ESG awareness among Borsa Italiana Issuers is of pivotal importance . The largest investors worldwide are allocating capital to companies that are well equipped to benefit from the transition to a sustainable economy and are willing to protect their portfolios against downside environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and to benefit from new investment opportunities raised by the transition to a more sustainable growth."
During the Sustainability Week, Borsa Italiana is launching a new “Sustainable Finance” section on their website with videos, insights, and market data about ESG and sustainability. Another announcement is the launch of the Capital Markets Sustainable Finance Partnership, more details here. You can find more details on the Italian Sustainability Week webpage, including video interviews with opinions from leaders, corporates, investors, ESG analysts, and advisers about strategic goals, concrete actions, financing tools, and sustainable investment approaches. Anthony Miller, Coordinator of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, also shares his views on the recent evolution of sustainability issues and on the value of the ESG dialogue. Other speakers included are Fiona Reynolds, CEO of PRI - Principles for Responsible Investments, Lise Moret, Head of Climate Strategy at AXA Investment Managers, Alessandra Franzosi, Head of Asset Owners & ESG Investing at Borsa Italiana, and many other that you find here.  

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.