NYSE Becomes SSE Partner Exchange

On 24 July 2013, the SSE initiative and NYSE Euronext organized a special reception and closing bell ceremony to commemorate NYSE’s partnering with the SSE to promote sustainable capital markets.  NYSE Euronext’s commitment signals the significance of sustainability to the private sector globally.

In remarks delivered at the New York Stock Exchange, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the company for its commitment to improve the environmental, social and corporate governance performance of companies and promote sustainable investment.

“I thank NYSE Euronext for committing to the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative and I urge stock exchanges around the world to follow your lead,” said the UN Secretary-General. He continued: “I join you here today because I believe in working for more prosperous and inclusive societies, thriving markets and economies and a greener planet. We cannot achieve these goals without the participation of all. We all need to be shareholders in a sustainable future.”

Full text of the UN Secretary -General’s remarks can be found here 

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