UN SSE welcomes Zagreb Stock Exchange 

24 March 2021

The Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) 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 101 stock exchanges around the world that are committed to promoting sustainable development.  

Promoting sustainability and transparency in capital markets

ZSE will engage in peer-to-peer dialogue to explore how exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies, to encourage sustainable investment, while also enhancing corporate transparency and performance in respect to environmental, social and corporate governance issues, in line with the SSE initiative goals. Together with the Croatian capital market regulator, CFSSA, ZSE has recently launched a new Corporate Governance Code, which stipulates that companies should agree and adopt policies on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues. Commenting on the development, Ivana Gazic, President of the ZSE’s Management Board, stated: ZSE is committed to embracing progressive change that inclines to making global markets sustainable, and to bolster the Croatian market by adopting sustainability practices. Investors are keener on sustainable development more than ever and we are proud to join our international peers in the SSE initiative to connect stakeholders, including ZSE-listed companies and the investment community, with environmental, social and governance disclosure guidelines and valuable ongoing insights. The Ljubljana Stock Exchange, owned by the Zagreb Stock Exchange, is already a member of this initiative and we are pleased to be able to show our commitment to ESG goals as a group as well.  

SSE Stock Exchange Database

To learn more, visit the SSE’s database of stock exchange sustainability activities. Currently, the database has data on 106 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.