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This month includes news from Bahrain Bourse, Boursa Kuwait, 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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Exchange in Focus: Luxembourg Stock Exchange CEO: Learnings from a 7-time “Exchange of the Year” winner

8 May 2024

We interviewed Julie Becker, CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE), to find out what resulted in the exchange winning “Exchange of the Year” for the 7th time since 2017 at Environmental Finance’s Sustainable Debt Awards.

Exchange in focus: Three Chinese exchanges implement sustainability reporting

20 May 2024

In this edition of Exchange in Focus, we look at the recently introduced ESG reporting requirements set by the Beijing Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Nasdaq Fireside Chat with UN SSE on Carbon Markets & Net Zero

30 May 2024

(29 May 2024, Barcelona) Nasdaq hosted a Fireside Chat with UN SSE Chief Coordinator Anthony Miller and WFE CEO Nandini Sukumar on the topic of Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) and the Net Zero efforts of exchanges.

UN SSE Q2 Webinar - Climate Transition Plans: Insights and Strategies

20 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 

In response to demand from participants who were unable to attend previously-held workshops on the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, we are offering two virtual workshops open to all markets. If you’d like to join and you’re not from one of the above countries, register for one of the below Global workshops:


Bahrain Bourse awarded best Arab stock exchange for financial literacy at AFCM annual conference

4 May 2024

Doha, May. 4 (BNA): Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a licensed exchange by the Central Bank of Bahrain, has been awarded the Arab Federation of Capital Markets (AFCM)’s Best Arab Stock Exchange for Financial Literacy Award by The Global Economics.

Iran: Tehran Securities Exchange Issuers Reporting Sustainability Information

11 May 2024

A workshop on IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards was held by Tehran Securities Exchange (TSE) in collaboration with the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative and attending of around two hundred participants.

Bursa Malaysia To Hold Its First Carbon Credit Auction In July

14 May 2024

Malaysia is making progress with its voluntary carbon market efforts with its stock exchange operator Bursa Malaysia announcing it will hold the country’s first carbon credit auction on July 25th.

A Decade Of Progress: The World Federation Of Exchanges Publishes Its 10th Annual Sustainability Survey

28 May 2024

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has today published its 10th annual Sustainability Survey revealing a decade of progress within the exchange industry, and capturing the dramatic change in the wider attitude of market participants towards sustainability, since our first survey.

Boursa Kuwait enriches Kuwaiti capital market participants’ awareness and knowledge of the best practices in Investor Relations and crafting impactful Annual Reports

28 May 2024

Boursa Kuwait hosted investor relations workshops in collaboration with Instinctif Partners, a strategic reputation advisory firm based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at the bourse’s premises on Monday, May 27, 2024, targeting companies listed in the Kuwaiti capital market. The workshops explored the latest trends and challenges shaping the IR industry, including the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics and reporting.

Boursa Kuwait highlights the promising investment opportunities in the Kuwaiti capital market in collaboration with Jefferies Financial Group

21 May 2024

In its continuous quest to showcase the Kuwaiti capital market and its standout listed companies as well as ignite investor interest in the unique opportunities it presents, Boursa Kuwait organized its twelfth Corporate Day in London in collaboration with Jefferies Financial Group, a world-renowned global investment banking and capital markets institution, on Monday, May 20, 2024. Through 36 meetings the Kuwaiti companies presented their latest performance figures, ESG metrics, business strategies, and outlook to financial analysts from these global institutions.

Bahrain Bourse receives ‘Most Sustainable Practices in ESG Bahrain 2024’ award

28 May 2024

Manama, May 28 (BNA): Bahrain Bourse (BHB), a licensed exchange by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), has been awarded ‘Most Sustainable Practices in ESG Bahrain 2024’ by the Global Banking & Finance Review. 


UK And Singapore Strengthen Collaboration In Sustainable Finance And FinTech

8 May 2024

The United Kingdom (UK) and Singapore held the 9th UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue in Singapore today. Both countries discussed collaboration opportunities in priority areas such as sustainable finance and FinTech and innovation, and exchanged views on recent developments in non-bank financial intermediation (NBFI) as well as efforts to improve cross-border payment connectivity.

Türkiye: Public Oversight Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority KGK published drafts for sectoral guidance in line with IFRS practices

9 May 2024

Public Oversight Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority KGK, the relevant authority in Türkiye responsible for sustainability reporting standards, published drafts for sectoral guidance in line with IFRS practices.

IOSCO Welcomes International Ethics Standards For Sustainability Assurance’s Consultation On The Proposed International Ethics Standards For Sustainability

11 May 2024

IOSCO today congratulated the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) on achieving an important milestone by publishing for consultation their Proposed International Ethics Standards for Sustainability Assurance (IESSA) and Other Revisions to the Code Relating to Sustainability Assurance and Reporting (the Paper).

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: FCA finalises sustainability disclosure rules to tackle greenwashing

20 May 2024

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a policy statement confirming the final rules under the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels regime.

Joint statement from LSEG, PRI, UN SSE and WBCSD on ISSB standards

22 May 2024

120 investors, companies, industry associations and stock exchanges have signed on to a call for commitment from relevant authorities across jurisdictions to adopt the ISSB standards. The endorsed statement was developed jointly by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), the PRI, the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (UN SSE) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

IOSCO Advances Global Sustainability Disclosures Agenda With Enhanced Capacity Building Initiative

28 May 2024

Meeting the challenges of consistent sustainability disclosures was a key topic at IOSCO’s Presidents Committee Meeting, attended by representatives from all 130 member-jurisdictions.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Joint Policy Statement and Principles on Voluntary Carbon Markets

28 May 2024

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Senior Advisor for International Climate Policy John Podesta, National Economic Advisor Lael Brainard, and National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi announced the publication of a Joint Statement of Policy and new Principles for Responsible Participation in Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs), which have the potential to play an important role in channeling private capital to drive decarbonization efforts.

Climate change: China aims to introduce nationwide corporate ESG disclosure standards by 2030

29 May 2024

China aims to establish a national standard for corporate sustainability disclosure by 2030 as part of efforts to improve economic sustainability, tackle climate change and catch up with its global peers when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting.


Tanzania’s NMB Bank Lists Sustainability Bond On London Stock Exchange

15 May 2024

NMB Bank PLC, Tanzania’s leading financial institution, has listed its maiden three-year US$ 73 million Sustainability Bond on the International Securities Market (ISM) and Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) Platform at the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Letshego lists its first social bond on Namibian Stock Exchange

30 May 2024

Letshego Holdings Namibia Limited (“Letshego Namibia” / “LHN”), a subsidiary of the pan African inclusive finance entity that has a presence in 11 Africa markets, is further demonstrating its social impact strategy through the listing of the Africa Group’s first social bond on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).


India: Educate Girls ‘Rings The Bell’ As India’s 1st NGO Focused On Girls’ Education To Get Listed On The Social Stock Exchange

15 May 2024

Mumbai – In a pioneering step towards bridging the gender gap in education in India, Educate Girls, a leading non-profit organisation, announced its listing on the Social Stock Exchange (SSE) of the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

IFC published study on: Gender-Responsive Climate Governance and the Role of Women Leaders

20 May 2024

Gender-Responsive Climate Governance and the Role of Women Leaders is a new IFC report designed to enhance the private sector’s ability to develop more effective gender-inclusive climate governance, strategies, and actions. 


New Zealand: Sophie Spedding Joins NZX As Future Director

29 May 2024

The NZX Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Sophie Spedding as its next Future Director.

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