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This month includes news from BME, Bursa Malaysia, and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets' sustainability news from that month.

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SSE contributes to the IFRS roundtable on sustainability disclosure
1 June 2024
(30 May 2024) The IFRS Foundation hosted the first episode of their webinar series “Perspectives on sustainability disclosure” inviting Sue Lloyd, Vice Chair (ISSB), Tiffany Grabski, Academy Head (UN SSE), René van Merrienboer, Director of Sustainable Systems (PRI), David Harris, Head of Sustainable Finance Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships (LSEG), Fiona Watson, Senior Director Corporate Performance & Accountability (WBCSD), and moderator Neil Stewart, Director of Corporate Outreach, ISSB Market Engagement (IFRS Foundation).

Exchange in Focus: Update from NYSE Sustainability Leaders Summit
4 June 2024
In April 2024, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) held the NYSE Sustainability Leaders Summit, which convened over 100 dedicated sustainability professionals from NYSE-listed companies that are leaders on the topic across virtually every sector and global region.

UN SSE Q2 Webinar - Climate Transition Plans: Insights and Strategies 
19 June 2024
This quarter’s focus will be on "Climate Transition Plans," featuring expert insights from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), and Chapter Zero.



The following SSE Academy workshops are coming soon! SSE Academy workshops are hosted by SSE Partner Exchanges and invitations are managed directly by the exchange. If you wish to register, please visit the event page. For all upcoming workshops, visit 



HKEX: Exchange Publishes Consultation Paper On Corporate Governance Code Enhancements
14 June 2024
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), today (Friday) published a consultation paper outlining proposed enhancements to the Corporate Governance Code (Code) and related Listing Rules.

SET Sustainability Forum 2/2024 Propels Thai Business Sector Towards Science-Based Pathway To Net-Zero
18 June 2024
Embracing the urgency for sustainable and inclusive transition, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) plays a pivotal role in propelling the Thai private sector towards net zero goals. Today, SET ESG Academy successfully hosted the SET Sustainability Forum 2/2024: Scaling up Synergies and Solutions for Net-Zero. 

Bursa Malaysia Launches Centralised Sustainability Intelligence (CSI) Solution To Drive Malaysian Companies’ ESG Excellence, For Global Competitiveness
21 June 2024
Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) today launched the Centralised Sustainability Intelligence (CSI) Solution, a comprehensive solution to support Malaysian companies in integrating ESG into their business strategies and operations, to boost their overall competitiveness.

Bursa Carbon Exchange Completes Its Inaugural Renewable Energy Certificates (RECS) Auction
25 June 2024
Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) announced that its subsidiary, Bursa Carbon Exchange (“BCX”), has successfully carried out its inaugural auction of renewable energy certificates (RECs) today. 



EBMOs to scale up their work on Environmental, Social, and Governance issues
21 June 2024
In today’s business landscape, sustainability concerns are more pressing than ever. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance is increasingly influencing access to finance, investment decisions, and commercial relationships making it a key determinant in the competitiveness of companies. 

ISSB delivers further harmonisation of the sustainability disclosure landscape as it embarks on new work plan
24 June 2024
Today—at the IFRS Foundation Conference coinciding with London Climate Action Week—ISSB Chair Emmanuel Faber will announce further harmonisation of the sustainability reporting landscape, as the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) embarks on its new two-year work plan and publishes the Feedback Statement on that work plan.

IFC and IFRS Foundation announce partnership to improve sustainability reporting in emerging markets
27 June 2024
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the IFRS Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing their strategic partnership to strengthen sustainable capital markets by improving sustainability and climate reporting in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs).



RepRisk launches industry-first thematic Due Diligence Scores to streamline business conduct risk monitoring
5 June 2024
RepRisk, a global technology company that provides transparency on business conduct and ESG risks, announced the newest addition to its suite of data solutions: Due Diligence Scores. Ushering in the next generation of ESG risk management, the scores assess specific risk factors such as biodiversity and human rights on a 0 (low risk) to 100 (high risk) scale, empowering a fast and focused assessment of a company’s risk profile.

HNCA Brings First International Green Bond To LuxSE
21 June 2024
During a special Ring the Bell ceremony held at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) today, in the presence of the Governor of the Henan Province, LuxSE and Henan Civil Aviation Development & Investment Co. Ltd (HNCA), celebrated the listing of the Chinese aviation group’s first international green bond.

London Stock Exchange Launches Brazil's First Sustainable Bond
21 June 2024
On Friday, June 21, the London Stock Exchange premiered Brazil's first sustainable public bond, issued in November 2023 and valued at BRL 2 billion.

IFC Supports SeABank To Issue Vietnam's First Blue Bond, Boost Climate Finance
25 June 2024
To catalyze a viable blue finance market, foster green bonds and support smaller businesses in Vietnam, IFC is providing a financing package of $150 million to Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeABank, stock code: SSB). The investment entails Vietnam's first blue bond and the first green bond by a private commercial bank in the country.

Solactive Wins Again ESG Index Provider Of The Year At Sustainable Investment Awards 2024
28 June 2024
Solactive is proud to announce its recognition as “ESG Index Provider of the Year” at Environmental Finance’s Sustainable Investment Awards 2024. This prestigious award recognizes Solactive’s commitment to advancing ESG investment solutions through its distinctive open architecture approach to ESG data and client-centric focus on flexibility and custom index design.



G7 Apulia Leaders’ Communiqué
14 June 2024
White House steps up efforts "to address harmful gender norms, stereotypes, and practices, and to eliminate structural barriers and the gender pay gap, including through enhanced collaboration with the private sector and through supporting the adoption of gender equality certification systems for enterprises." 

BME Joins REDI To Promote LGTBI Diversity
28 June 2024
BME joins REDI, the Business Network for LGTBI Diversity and Inclusion, which has more than 260 associated organizations, including large companies, SMEs, institutions, individuals and expert consultants.



CEO of the World Federation of Exchanges re-elected to 4th term as Vice Chair of IOSCO’s AMCC
4 June 2024
London, 4 June 2024 – The World Federation of Exchanges (the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses) is pleased to announce the re-election of its CEO, Nandini Sukumar, to the position of Vice Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commission’s (IOSCO) Affiliate Members’ Consultative Committee (AMCC). 

UN Secretary-General appoints new members to UN Global Compact Board
4 June 2024
Leila Fourie has been appointed to the United Nations Global Compact Board, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. 

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