The UN SSE initiative welcomes SIX as new Partner Exchange
28 January 2022
Sustainability ReportingAt SIX Swiss Exchange, issuers can voluntarily opt-in to provide sustainability reports in accordance with internationally recognised standards which helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights, and corruption. Issuers who opt into the SIX regime are then obliged to adopt the sustainability report in accordance with the chosen internationally recognised standard and to publish it on their website within eight months of the balance sheet date for the annual financial statements for a period of five years. SIX participation and commitment to sustainable development related practices includes: - Annual participation in the Sustainability Survey produced by WFE - SIX also is a member of Swiss Sustainable Finance which aims to inform on best practices and create supportive frameworks and tools to support its members. - As a member of the Zurich Energy Model, SIX is committed to improving its energy efficiency by around 11% in the target agreement period from 2013 to 2020. In fact, SIX managed to increase its energy efficiency by twice as much: According to Zurich Energy Model calculations, the increase in this eight-year period was around 22%. In absolute terms, SIX saved approximately 25,000 MWh of energy. - SIX is also a member of the Advance network for “Gender Equality in Business,” which offers mentoring and further education opportunities specifically for women.
SSE Stock Exchange DatabaseTo learn more about what exchanges are doing to promote ESG disclosure and sustainable finance, visit the SSE’s database of stock exchange sustainability activities. Currently, the database has data on 114 stock exchanges and tracks progress on key activities where exchanges are promoting sustainable business and investment practices. It is the largest data set of its kind and the data is freely accessible.
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.