UN SSE welcomes Muscat Stock Exchange

31 March 2022

The UN Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative welcomes Muscat Stock Exchange (MSX) as a new member. MSX 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 113 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. “It is a great pleasure for MSX to join the SSE initiative, which will open a new chapter towards sustainable development that MSX aims to achieve. This partnership would allow MSX to learn from other partners’ experiences and exchange information and ideas in the field of sustainability, and it constitutes an important motive to proceed with the development of initiatives and projects that would serve the sustainable development process for all stakeholders.” - Muscat Stock Exchange (MSX)

Promoting sustainability and transparency in capital markets

The establishment of a dedicated section for ESG in 2021 at MSX is the first step in the roadmap that has been drawn for sustainability. MSX is committed to raising awareness and motivating stakeholders to adopt best practices that are compatible with sustainable development.  

SSE Stock Exchange Database

To 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 115 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.