Exchange in Focus: JSE lists first Social Bonds on its Sustainability Segment
29 March 2021
Part of a global trendThe JSE launched the Sustainability Segment in June 2020 with the aim to provide a platform for companies to raise debt for green, social and sustainable initiatives. The segment makes it accessible and easier for companies to list and trade sustainability-related instruments to raise funds for activities directed at sustainable development. Over 30 markets world-wide have a sustainability bond listing segment. To learn more, visit the SSE’s database of stock exchange sustainability activities. Currently, the database has data on 106 stock exchanges and tracks progress on key activities where exchanges are promoting sustainable business and investment practices. It is the largest data set of its kind and the data is freely accessible.
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.