Exchange in Focus: LuxSE takes home ‘Exchange of the Year’ award for fourth consecutive year

1 April 2020

Continuing to shape the future of sustainable finance Since launching the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) in September 2016, the world’s first and still unique platform dedicated solely to sustainable securities, LuxSE has continued to pave the way towards a more sustainable economy. This has been recognised year on year since 2017 during Environmental Finance’s Bond Awards. The annual Bond Awards celebrate financial institutions and issuers for their proactive behaviour in furthering the sustainable finance agenda through their contributions to the green bond market.  
“Each year, we set higher goals for the contribution we want to make to sustainable finance, while continuing to provide a leading platform for green, social and sustainability securities in close partnership with our bond issuers, asset managers and advisors. It is a great honour to have this common work recognised for a fourth consecutive year by Environmental Finance,” said Julie Becker, Deputy CEO of LuxSE and Founder of LGX.
Looking back on 12-months of innovation Along with the launch of the LuxSE Guide to ESG Reporting, representatives from LuxSE took up the role of sustainability lecturers as the first phase of LGX Academy was launched with lectures held in Stockholm and Luxembourg during 2019. With solid foundations rooted in Luxembourg for the future of sustainable finance, 2020 is set to be yet another busy year for the world’s leading platform for sustainable finance. Judges from the Bond Awards expert panel also noted that, "Most of the bonds looked at [for Bond Awards] were listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, which is also supportive of broader sustainable finance initiatives." To view the full list of Environmental Finance’s Bond Awards 2020 winners, click here.   SSE and LuxSE The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is an SSE Official Supporter and has actively participated in many SSE projects, including leading the SSE Advisory Group on Green Finance. This Advisory Group was co-chaired by Maurice Bauer and Julie Becker of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and resulted in the SSE Guidance “How Stock Exchanges can grow Green Finance” which includes an Action Plan to Grow Green Finance
“The SSE initiative is a perfect illustration of the power that lies in joining forces to reach ambitious goals. The numbers speak for themselves and the progress made is impressive. As a group, SSE’s partner exchanges have multiplied their sustainability actions and efforts and become key players in promoting policies and tools that put sustainability centre stage” said Julie Becker, Deputy CEO of LuxSE and Founder of LGX in the SSE’s 10 year anniversary report
To discover which stock exchanges in the world have a green bond listing segment, visit the SSE’s interactive online 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.