Exchange in Focus: The Budapest Stock Exchange Published Its ESG Reporting Guide
28 April 2021
"ESG awareness can further be improved by product developments and by guiding listed issuers in their efforts to develop their ESG reporting routines and provide the market with quality information. The latter is the purpose of this present Guide. We hope it shall pave the road to a more transparent and more sustainable operation for our issuers and maybe also those who are contemplating going public and getting stock exchange listed in the near future." – said Richárd Végh, CEO of the Budapest Stock Exchange.The ESG Reporting Guide for Issuers is available on the BSE website.
Part of a global trendBSE joins a group of now 58 stock exchanges around the world that have written guidance on ESG reporting. The SSE ESG Guidance Database contains a comprehensive list of all stock exchange ESG guidance documents in the world so that other stock exchanges can learn from their peers. The database is updated to include an analysis of major ESG reporting instruments referenced in stock exchange guidance documents. To learn more, check our press release about the new database.
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.