The UN Sustainable Stock Exchange welcomes BEVSA

25 October 2021

Bolsa Electrónica de Valores del Uruguay S.A. (BEVSA) has solidified its commitment to transparency and sustainability by becoming a member of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The SSE’s newest member joins a network of now 109 stock exchanges around the world that are committed to promoting sustainable development. The SSE works with stock exchanges through technical assistance, consensus building, and research to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to stimulate investment for a sustainable future. Exchanges around the world partner with the SSE to work towards a common objective of fostering financial markets that support the growth of sustainable and responsible business practices. With sustainable finance gathering momentum, BEVSA is seeking to play a greater role in facilitating the financing of a sustainable future. Eduardo Barbieri, CEO of BEVSA, said "Stock exchanges – at the intersection of investors, companies, issuers, banks and regulators – have a very important role to play in the transition to more sustainable economies. BEVSA is committed to lead the financial market and to support our country in the path to sustainability, as well as to support investors and issuers to mobilize resources towards a sustainable development."  

Promoting sustainability and transparency in capital markets

“We welcome BEVSA as a Partner Exchange of the UN SSE and are encouraged to see the actions that BEVSA will take to promote sustainable finance. We wish them every success with their new sustainable commitment to foster qualifying issuers and their securities with enhanced connectivity, credibility, transparency and visibility among investors.” Anthony Miller, Coordinator of the UN SSE.  

SSE Stock Exchange Database

To learn more, visit the SSE’s database of stock exchange sustainability activities. Currently, the database has data on 113 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.