SSE partners provide substantial contribution at 2018 UNCTAD World Investment Forum
30 October 2018
- Sustainability, Commodities and Derivatives,
- Sustainability bonds: innovative tools for financing the SDGs,
- Smart beta: passive investment strategies for sustainable development,
- Using blended capital to finance the SDGs,
- Role of central banks in greening the financial system, and
- Creating more and better jobs through investment.
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a global industry group for exchanges and clearing houses was actively involved in this year’s WIF. The WFE partnered with UNCTAD to hold a high level public panel conversation about sustainability, commodities and derivatives, and WFE CEO Ms. Nandini Sukumar spoke at the Global Leaders Investment Summit.“Well-functioning exchanges enable economic growth and development by facilitating the mobilisation of financial resources – by bringing together those who need capital to innovate and grow, with those who have resources to invest,” said Ms. Nandini Sukumar, CEO of the WFE, at the Global Leaders Investment Summit. “I just want to mention the UNCTAD’s Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative – this is a key milestone as we work collectively towards the SDG’s,” Nandini added. In addition, Ms. Nandini Sukumar moderated the SSE Global Dialogue. She concluded the discussions by expressing her confidence that “excellence in ESG should and will lead to excellence in performance for companies and investor enthusiasm”. During the week-long deliberations at WIF 2018, the more than 25 SSE partner organizations present forged synergies for better achieving this mission and left Geneva with a reinforced commitment to combat climate change and stimulate investment for a sustainable future. About the UNCTAD World Investment Forum The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. It facilitates multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global leaders in business and politics. Find out more here.
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.