UN SSE welcomes Ghana Stock Exchange

24 June 2022

The UN Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative welcomes Ghana Stock Exchange as a new member. GSE 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 116 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. Mr. Ekow Afedzie, Managing Director of Ghana Stock Exchange said  “Joining the UN Sustainable Social Exchange initiative could not have come at a better time when there is a global trend towards sustainability-themed products by most Exchanges across the world to support Environmental, Social, and Governance Initiatives (ESG). Being part of this initiative further reinforces our commitment to ESG following the recent approval of Green Bond and Sustainability-themed product rules in the Ghanaian capital market.” About Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Established thirty-one years ago, the Ghana Stock Exchange has played a significant role in the country’s economic growth. It was established with the mission to be a relevant, significant, efficient, and effective tool for capital mobilization and wealth creation. Just as other markets in Africa, the stock market has emerged as a major provider of investment capital inflow in Ghana. It operates three namely, the equity market which is the main Market, the Ghana Fixed Income Market (GFIM) which is the Bonds Market and the Ghana Alternative Market (GAX) which is the Market for Small and Medium businesses. For more information visit www.gse.com.gh  

SSE Stock Exchange Database

To learn more about what the Ghana 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 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.