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UN SSE welcomes Central Asian Stock Exchange

The UN Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative welcomes Central Asian Stock Exchange (CASE) from Tajikistan as a new member. CASE has solidified its commitment to transparency and sustainability by becoming a partner exchange of the UN SSE initiative. The newest partner joins a network of now 118 stock exchanges and 13 derivatives exchanges around the world that are committed to promoting sustainable development.

The SSE works with 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.

Ms. Umeda Rakhmanova, Director of CASE, said “We are proud to have joined the international agreement of stock exchanges that share the principles of sustainable development. Participation in the SSE initiative confirms the intention of the Central Asian Stock Exchange to contribute to the further development of the potential of our country in the framework of the implementation of environmental projects, gender equality and the development of a culture of investing in socially significant sectors of the economy. The SSE initiative provides our issuers and investors with access to a unique opportunity that provides mechanisms for education and joint development, facilitating the task of building a sustainable capital market for the benefit of the country's development and further promotion of significant environmental projects put forward by the government of the Republic of Tajikistan and supported by the UN General Assembly.”

About Central Asian Stock Exchange (CASE)

CASE - a financial institution operating in the Republic of Tajikistan, was established in April 2015 as a unique platform for organized trading of securities.

The main purpose of the CASE is the formation of a convenient, transparent, secure investment environment for local and foreign investors; creating opportunities for attracting additional capital for companies at more favorable conditions in the short and long term; and the provision of the latest technological equipment for professional participants of the stock market. Transactions concluded in the trading room have the guarantee of performance and promote openness and transparency of stock trading.

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SSE Stock Exchange Database

To learn more about what the Central Asian Stock Exchange and other exchanges around the world 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 118 stock exchanges and 13 derivatives exchanges. The SSE’s databases track 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.