UN SSE welcomes Paraguay stock exchange — BVPASA

5 January 2021

The Paraguay stock exchange — Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asunción (BVPASA) — 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 99 stock exchanges around the world that are committed to promoting sustainable development.

Move towards a sustainable financial market

“We are absolutely delighted to become the newest member of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative . We strongly believe that the cooperation and expertise of the SSE will contribute to the efforts of our country in achieving sustainable development goals and best practices in the financial sector. For that reason, we are very excited about working closely with the SSE in order to obtain experience in the application of sustainable growth principles and developing ESG practice in our capital markets,” said Rodrigo Callizo, CEO of Paraguay’s Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asunción. 
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 104 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.