FEAS signs exchange of letters with UN SSE

18 October 2023

Abu Dhabi, 18 October 2023 — Today at UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi, the UN SSE and the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock exchanges (FEAS) strengthened the collaboration between their respective organisations through an Exchange of Letters. The UN SSE looks forward to working more closely with FEAS and its members in the Euro-Asian region on capacity building and technical assistance related to sustainable finance and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The signing was recorded in the SSE TV booth at the World Investment Forum and featured an interview with Anthony Miller, Chief Coordinator of UN SSE and Dr. Konstantin Saroyan, Secretary General of FEAS.  Dr. Saroyan stressed how the SSE was a valuable partner in providing expertise and visibility in sustainable finance. “We'll have the opportunity to get technical assistance from the SSE on sustainable finance,” said Dr. Saroyan from FEAS, emphasizing that “it's not a one way link, it's a two way link because we are also ready to support the SSE initiative. From a mission perspective, we both have the same vision regarding increasing and developing sustainable finance.” “Working with regional exchange bodies is very important for us,” said Anthony Miller from UN SSE. “Regional exchange bodies are closer to the ground, they know very well what are the specific conditions in the area. As we try to provide education and support on international standards, they can help us by complementing that with awareness of local regulations and local innovations.”   The full interview is available on SSE TV.

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.