UN SSE welcomes Nicaragua Stock Exchange

18 April 2021

The Nicaragua Stock Exchange — Bolsa de Valores de Nicaragua (BVN) — 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 102 stock exchanges around the world that are committed to promoting sustainable development.  

Move towards a sustainable financial market

“At the Nicaraguan Stock Exchange we consider that being part of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative is a new window to the world. Undoubtedly, we will take a series of medium and long-term initiatives based on the expertise and cooperation resulting from this great opportunity that is offered to us. For a small country, with many challenges, and with great biodiversity, Nicaragua has 7% of the world's biodiversity in only 0.13% of territory worldwide, promoting sustainability is an environmental and social need, and we will open a new path towards financial innovation to contribute to an economy more sustainable.” Gerardo Argüello, CEO of Bolsa de Valores de Nicaragua (BVN).   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.

SSE Stock Exchange Database

To learn more, visit the SSE’s database of stock exchange sustainability activities. Currently, the database has data on 107 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.