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October 19, 2021

Today at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum, the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative launched the SSE derivatives network. This marks the first time that derivatives exchanges are able to join the SSE as members. This expansion of the membership to include …

October 7, 2021

This month includes news from BSE, CME, CSE, NYSE, SIX, and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

September 22, 2021

Today marks the launch of the new Net Zero Financial Service Providers Alliance (NZFSPA), part of the broader Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) that has been led by the UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, Mark Carney.  This …

September 21, 2021

Companies are increasing their sustainable hedging activity, defined as both the trading of exchange-traded derivatives such as carbon offsets, battery metals, and bioenergy, as well as hedging activity with interest rate and foreign exchange futures to support ESG initiatives.  Following the needs …

September 9, 2021

Boursa Kuwait has launched a new ESG Reporting Guide to support listed companies on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) implementation and reporting. Solidifying its position, the Boursa Kuwait ESG guide raises awareness and drives the embrace of Corporate Sustainability in the local …

September 6, 2021

This month includes news from B3, LSEG, Nasdaq, SGX, SIX, and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

August 20, 2021

Iran Fara Bourse Securities Exchange and Kyrgyz Stock Exchange have solidified their 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 108 stock exchanges around the …

August 6, 2021

This month includes news from Euronext, KRX, Latinex, SGX, Tadawul, TSX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights …

August 2, 2021

The Honduras Stock Exchange – Bolsa Centroamericana de Valores (BCV) and Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEB) have solidified their commitment to transparency and sustainability by becoming a member of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The SSE’s newest member joins a …

July 30, 2021

Panama Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Panama – BVP) announced that it has changed its name to Latin American Stock Exchange – Latinex (Bolsa Latinoamericana de Valores). Olga Cantillo, Latinex CEO said that the “relaunching” of the bourse is another step …

July 23, 2021

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is committing to a 42% reduction in Scope 2 emissions by FY2031 from the base as at FY2021 (July 2020 to June 2021), pledging to set science-based emissions reduction targets that are consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5°C …

July 16, 2021

On July 15, the 2021 China SIF Summer Summit took place as a hybrid event held in Beijing on-site with online access and simultaneous interpretation available to remote participants. Domestic and international experts engaged in in-depth discussions and exchanges on transition risk …

July 15, 2021

FRA issued resolutions requiring companies listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, and companies operating in non-bank financial activities to submit environmental, social, and governance disclosure reports related to sustainability (ESG standards). Dr. Muhammad Omran, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Authority, said that …

July 13, 2021

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is launching a new workstream to support exchanges in their efforts to foster gender equality. The SSE’s Partner Exchanges and key stakeholders are invited to participate in the SSE Gender Equality Advisory Group. The …

July 13, 2021

Throughout the last decade, the role of stock exchanges and equity markets in driving sustainable development has been well-explored and we have seen the number of SSE members rise from 5 founding signatories to over 100 today. Meanwhile, the potential of derivatives …

July 12, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) issued new resolutions which include rules for listing securities by raising the percentage of female representation in the boards of directors of companies whose securities are listed on the Egyptian Stock …

July 8, 2021

This month includes news from JSE, SET, TISE, TMX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by clicking …

July 5, 2021

The International Stock Exchange (TISE) 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 104 stock exchanges around the world that are committed …

July 1, 2021

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (UN SSE) releases today (1st July 2021) its new SSE TV channel. The channel, powered by Fintech.TV, is a new global platform for exchange CEOs, Board members, security market regulators, and thought leaders of the …

June 29, 2021

Geneva, Tuesday, 29th June 2021 – The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative today launches a new Action Plan to Make Markets Climate Resilient and a Model Guidance on Climate Disclosure. Both publications were conducted under the auspices of Mark Carney, …

June 17, 2021

June 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the endorsement by the Human Rights Council of United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). A major step forward in efforts to prevent and address business-related human rights abuse, they provide a …

June 10, 2021

In light of the upcoming publication of the UN SSE model guidance on climate disclosure and the practical action plan on the 29th of June, the SSE is ramping up its efforts to provide climate disclosure training to exchanges’ markets to help …

June 8, 2021

Last year, TMX introduced several new initiatives to assist issuers with understanding and preparing disclosure of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information. These included their ESG 101 education hub, the release of a new Primer for Environmental and Social Disclosure, and the …

June 2, 2021

This month includes news from GPW, JPX, LSEG, NYSE, TMX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

May 28, 2021

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) joins a group of now 60 stock exchanges around the world that have written guidance on ESG reporting. NYSE recently published its ESG Guidance: Best Practices for Sustainability, which will assist companies with ESG disclosure by …

May 27, 2021

The Costa Rica Stock Exchange (Bolsa Nacional de Valores) has announced the first public offering of green bonds that will be fully placed in the local market. The resources will be used to refinance green credit lines, specifically related to renewable energy, …

May 25, 2021

Singapore Exchange (SGX), DBS Bank (DBS), Standard Chartered bank and Temasek Holdings (a Singaporean state owned holding company) announced their intention to join forces to take climate action. Through a joint venture to be established by the four parties, Climate Impact X …

May 20, 2021

The Warsaw Stock Exchange in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has published the ESG reporting Guidelines, an ESG reporting manual for listed issuers which structures and organises relevant guidelines and recommendations. Effective management of environmental, social and governance …

May 19, 2021

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) celebrate together the exchange’s achievement of 1000 bonds on the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX). EIB’s recent 10-year USD 1.5 billion Global Climate Awareness Bond is the 1,000th bond on one of …

May 17, 2021

Dr. Mohamed Omran, Chairman of Egypt’s Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), was elected the Chairman of the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee (GEM), the largest Committee within the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), representing over 75% of the IOSCO’s ordinary membership.  IOSCO …

May 14, 2021

The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) 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 103 stock exchanges around the world that are committed …

May 10, 2021

This month includes news from BVN, BVP, HKEX, LGX, WFE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

May 5, 2021

Geneva, Wednesday, 5th May 2021 – The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative today launches a new guidance for derivatives exchanges prepared in collaboration with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges. The joint report provides …

April 28, 2021

At the end of March 2021, the Budapest Stock Exchange published its first ESG Reporting Guide for Issuers. The Reporting Guide aims to help BSE-listed companies to understand the ESG approach, the importance of ESG reporting, the basic terms, actors, and processes …

April 21, 2021

The Panama Stock Exchange (BVP) presented the “Guide for Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Factors (ASG)”, which has been prepared thanks to the support of IDB Invest. It was consulted with a working group of important players comprised …

April 18, 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 …

April 7, 2021

This month includes news from BME, LSEG, HKEX, NSE, ZSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

March 31, 2021

On March 31, 2021, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) and the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) launched the first and only think tank for sustainable finance and energy in Bulgaria, the Green Finance and Energy Centre.  The new Green Centre will concentrate …

March 29, 2021

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) welcomes the first listed Social Bonds in South Africa to its Sustainability Segment. The four social bonds valued at R609 million are listed by TUHF Limited (“TUHF”) in partnership with Standard Bank through a securitisation vehicle, Urban …

March 25, 2021

Euronext announced the launch of the CAC 40® ESG index, designed to identify the 40 companies within the CAC® Large 60 Index that demonstrate the best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Responding to the growing demand for sustainable investment tools from …

March 24, 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 …

March 15, 2021

Egypt’s Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) has announced the launching of a new think-tank and training center, “the Regional Center for Sustainable Finance (RCSF)”. The RCSF has been established in recognition of the urgency to bridge the finance gap to fulfill the Paris …

March 9, 2021

The SSE is pleased to announce that this year 104 exchanges around the world are involved in holding events for the annual ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ initiative. Click here to see the list.  For the seventh consecutive year, a global …

March 8, 2021

The UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative launches today a new ranking of the stock exchanges of the G20 by the gender balance of their issuers boards. The research analyses the gender equality on the boards of the top 100 issuers by market …

March 6, 2021

This month includes news from LGX, LSEG, Nasdaq, NSE, TASE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

March 5, 2021

Investors play an important role in influencing corporate behaviour and promoting sustainable business practices. They can also take a number of practical actions to integrate children’s rights in their own policies and investment decision making.    SSE, stock exchanges and Children’s rights …

March 4, 2021

Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) announced the latest development of the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX): a brand-new section of LGX dedicated to ClimateAligned Issuers (CAI), built on Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) issuer screening and research. LGX is now adding to its labelled bonds …

February 26, 2021

In 2019, Nasdaq launched the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network (NSBN), a global platform that aims to increase transparency and accessibility to green, social and sustainability bonds. The network was a natural expansion of Nasdaq’s existing Sustainable Bonds Market launched in 2015, which …

February 26, 2021

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has joined the 30% club, a global campaign to take action to increase gender diversity in boards and senior management within the workplace, cementing its commitment to enhancing gender equality in corporate leadership in Kenya. By joining …

February 25, 2021

IFC released its new Social Bond Impact Report, showing cumulative volume raised from the program more than doubled in 2020, bringing the total to over $3 billion since the program’s founding. IFC issued 11 social bonds in 2020, totaling $1.6 billion through …

February 25, 2021

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group plc)  announces that it has become the first global exchange group to commit to net zero through the Business Ambition for 1.5° and thus becomes a member of the United Nations Climate Change ‘Race to Zero’.  LSEG …

February 8, 2021

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) 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 100 stock exchanges around the world that are committed …

February 2, 2021

This month includes news from BVP, Euronext, LGX, NSE, SGX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

January 29, 2021

With the aim of promoting sustainable investments and driving our market towards a more sustainable one, the Panama Stock Exchange (BVP) held the webinar “Banco Promerica de Costa Rica: first sustainable bond issuer,” Banco Promerica de Costa Rica, along with IDB Invest …

January 21, 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”) and the Santiago Exchange, announced the debut of the S&P IPSA ESG Tilted Index, the latest in S&P DJI’s growing family of global ESG indices based on some of the world’s most highly-tracked regional and country-specific …

January 20, 2021

Euronext announced a partnership with JA Europe, the largest non-profit in Europe dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship, to promote the Blue Economy by encouraging financial literacy amongst European youth across seven of its main countries. The programme aims …

January 8, 2021

This month includes news from BVPASA, CSE, HKEX, NSE, SGX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

January 5, 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 …

December 14, 2020

In a virtual Ring the Bell ceremony, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) marked the 10th anniversary of IFC’s Green Bond Program. Over the past decade, IFC has issued in excess of USD 10.4 billion of Green …

December 9, 2020

SSE participated in the Sustainable Seafood Sprint organized by the UN Global Compact on 2 December. Finance has a key role to play in driving the sustainable development of the seafood industry, both through unlocking capital towards sustainable projects, as well as …

December 4, 2020

This month includes news from BNV, JPX, KRX, Nasdaq, NSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

December 3, 2020

Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance, endorses the creation of new IFRS Sustainability Standards Board (SSB):  “The IFRS Foundation has an essential role to play in making this vision a reality, and I fully endorse your proposal for …

December 2, 2020

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announced the official launch of the Sustainable and Green Exchange (STAGE), Asia’s first multi-asset sustainable investment product platform, supporting fast-growing global demand for sustainable finance. At the heart of the STAGE platform is an online …

December 1, 2020

The Costa Rica Stock Exchange (BNV) Sustainability Awards were recently held for the second consecutive year in a row. This is a recognition granted by the Costa Rica Stock Exchange to the efforts and commitments made by capital market participants to align …

November 30, 2020

Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX) has launched the JPX ESG Knowledge Hub, a platform where listed companies can access a variety of ESG investment and sustainable finance-related information in one place.  Building on the Practical Handbook for ESG Disclosure which JPX published …

November 25, 2020

SSE joins efforts with the IFC and the National Securities and Stock Market Commission of Ukraine (NSSMC) to help companies in Ukraine learn how to best disclose non-financial information. “The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the most severe market crash since the global financial …

November 17, 2020

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (“CDSB”) and the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (“SSE”) initiative have formalised their long term and ongoing collaboration and cooperation with an official Exchange of Letters. For many years, the two organisations have worked together to provide …

November 13, 2020

The Korea Exchange (KRX) established the ESG Advisory Committee, an advisory body with external experts in the area of ESG policy as members, in order to play the role of leading the local capital market in encouraging ESG investment and creating a …

November 12, 2020

On 28-29 October, the SSE and IFC collaborated with the Rwanda Capital Market Authority and Stock Exchange to jointly organize the first-ever virtual stakeholders’ consultation on the revised Corporate Governance Code in Rwanda. Over 40 representatives from the Central Bank of Rwanda, …

November 10, 2020

This month includes news from Bahrain Bourse, HKEX, LSE, LuxSE, NSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights …

October 28, 2020

Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) has been recognised by the United Nations Climate Change office for its leadership in promoting green finance. LGX was awarded the prestigious prize in the category ‘Financing for Climate Friendly Investment’ at the United Nations Global Climate Action …

October 27, 2020

As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSE flagship Global Dialogue, scheduled for 7 December 2020 in Abu Dhabi, will be postponed pending further notification. The decision to delay the event was made due to ongoing disruption …

October 16, 2020

World Investor Week (WIW) is a week-long, global campaign promoted by IOSCO to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection and highlight the various initiatives of securities regulators in these two critical areas. In October, IOSCO securities regulators and …

October 16, 2020

The Bulgarian Stock Exchange has solidified its commitment to transparency and sustainability by becoming a member of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges. The SSE’s newest member joins a network of now 98 stock exchanges around the world that are committed to sustainable …

October 15, 2020

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have published a Consultation Paper to assess demand for global sustainability standards and, if demand is strong, assess whether and to what extent the Foundation might contribute to the development of such standards. The Consultation Paper …

October 15, 2020

In July 2020, the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative launched a new workstream to support exchanges in providing guidance to their market on climate disclosure. Now, the SSE has invited its Climate Disclosure Advisory Group to comment on the Zero …

October 13, 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) launched the “Sustainable CVM Series”, a new series of guidance documents on sustainable finance. In this first volume, the Regulator presents a guide focused on the inclusion of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues with respect …

October 12, 2020

This month includes news from LuxSE, NSE, B3, MOEX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by clicking …

October 7, 2020

For many fund managers and retail investors, ESG has moved from being a secondary consideration or even a non-existent one in the investment decision process to becoming the key consideration. Profit without responsibility to the environment or the wider society is no …

October 2, 2020

Earlier this year the SSE launched a new work-stream on the role of derivatives exchanges in promoting sustainable development. This project was born out of discussions with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) as well as demand from a number of derivative …

September 28, 2020

The first edition of the Climate and Sustainable Financing Week in Latin America and the Caribbean took place from September 21 to 25, 2020. The event arises from the prevailing need to dialogue on the financial, fiscal and economic mechanisms that will …

September 16, 2020

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) launched the LGX DataHub, a unique, centralised database of structured data on a vast range of sustainable securities. Built and managed by the sustainable finance team at LuxSE, the LGX DataHub addresses the complex data challenge that …

September 9, 2020

S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”) and B3 (Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão), the largest exchange in Latin America, announced the debut of the S&P/B3 Brazil ESG Index, the latest in S&P DJI’s growing family of global ESG indices based on some of the …

August 6, 2020

This month includes news from BME, JSE, LSEG, NSE, SET and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by …

July 15, 2020

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is launching a new workstream to support exchanges in providing guidance to issuers on climate disclosure. The SSE’s Partner Exchanges and key stakeholders are invited to participate in the SSE’s Advisory Group on Climate …

July 3, 2020

This month includes news from ADX, Bahrain Bourse, BME, BMV, Borsa Italiana, Euronext, GPW, HKEX, KRX, LSE, Nasdaq, NSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. …

June 30, 2020

Crux Informatics organized a two-day virtual summit to discuss data and sustainability. The Data & Sustainability Summit gathered 25 of the leading experts and thought leaders in the sustainable technology and ESG investing sectors.  “We applaud Crux Informatics for organizing this event …

June 30, 2020

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has launched its first annual Sustainability Report. ADX joined the SSE in 2019 and this Sustainable Report reinforces its pledge to the UN to promote sustainability and transparency in capital markets. The report is aligned with ADX’s …

June 29, 2020

From 29th June to 3rd July, more than 40 Italian companies – more than 50% of the market capitalization – will have virtual meetings with both domestic and international primary investors to discuss their sustainability strategies. The Italian Sustainability Week is the natural evolution …

June 25, 2020

  The World Investment Report, now in its thirtieth year, includes a special chapter, on investment in the Sustainable Development Goals. Capital markets that are aligned with sustainable development can be instrumental in filling the financing gap for the SDGs.      …

June 25, 2020

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) announced plans to launch the HKEX Sustainable and Green Exchange, ‘STAGE’.  This new information platform is the first-of-its kind in Asia, and will act as a central hub for data and information on sustainable and …

June 24, 2020

Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) together with S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) announced the debut of the S&P/BMV Total Mexico ESG Index. The index uses rules-based selection criteria based on relevant ESG principles to choose its constituents from the newly launched S&P/BMV …

June 22, 2020

The Korea Exchange launched a dedicated to SRI bonds segment on June 15. The issuing proceeds of  SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) bonds are used for projects that are eco-friendly or generate social benefits, and they can be green, social, and sustainable bonds. …

June 19, 2020

  Euronext announced the launch of a new suite of ESG-focused products, services and initiatives, designed to provide a robust framework of tools for European capital markets to fuel sustainable growth. The announcement represents a significant step forward in Euronext’s three-year strategic …

June 18, 2020

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and SSE hosted a webinar on the importance of corporate disclosure and transparency to help companies in Asia Pacific attract financing and boost their resilience amid challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than …

June 17, 2020

As part of Bahrain Bourse’s (BHB’s) efforts to promote sustainability and transparency in Bahrain’s capital market, BHB announced that it has issued Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) reporting guidelines for listed companies. The voluntary reporting guidance aims to assist listed companies to …

June 16, 2020

    The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative today launched its new ESG Guidance Database which contains a comprehensive list of all stock exchange ESG guidance documents in the world. The database is now updated to include an analysis of …

June 8, 2020

This month includes news from Borsa Italiana, BSE, BVC, B3, JPX, JSE, LuxSE, NSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our …

May 31, 2020

Moscow Exchange (MOEX) has been taking important steps towards the development of responsible investing. It became an SSE Partner in 2019 and in the same year launched the daily tracking of Russia’s first sustainability indices as well as new MOEX’s listing rules …

May 19, 2020

  When SSE started its campaign for ESG disclosure in September 2015 only 14 stock exchanges had guidance on reporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) information for their market. Now our ESG Disclosure Guidance Database has 54 exchanges with written ESG Guidance. …

May 6, 2020

This month includes news from LuxSE, SET, B3, LSE, SZSE, JPX, Nasdaq, JSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly …

April 16, 2020

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions published its report on Sustainable Finance and the Role of Securities Regulators and IOSCO, which seeks to help market participants address issues related to sustainability and climate change. IOSCO’s Sustainable Finance Network prepared …

April 1, 2020

Continuing to shape the future of sustainable finance Since launching the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX) in September 2016, the world’s first and still unique platform dedicated solely to sustainable securities, LuxSE has continued to pave the way towards a more sustainable economy. …

March 31, 2020

This month includes news from HKEX, SET, BME, SIX, SZSE, NSE, LuxSE, Deutsche Börse, Bursa Malaysia and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets’ sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe …

March 31, 2020

The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) announced the publication of a new Handbook to support listed companies who are choosing to work on  (Environmental, Social, Governance) ESG disclosure, linking their company’s mid- to long-term corporate value improvement to …

March 31, 2020

The Bolsa y Mercados de Valores de la República Dominicana (Dominican Republic) and Baku Stock Exchange (Azerbaijan) have solidified their commitment to the transparency and sustainability of their growing economies by becoming a member of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges. The SSE’s …

January 14, 2020

As part of Euronext strategy ‘Let’s Grow Together 2022’, which has at its heart a focus on sustainability initiatives, it has launched the Euronext ESG Reporting Guidelines for issuers on the best practices to adopt in the future. The new ESG Reporting …

November 13, 2019

(13 November 2019) The Athens Stock Exchange, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative since 2018, published its first ESG Reporting Guide. The guidance is designed to share information and communicate it to investors and other stakeholders. The exchange marked …

October 25, 2019

(25 October 2019)  SSE’ s Publication “How Stock Exchanges Can Grow Green Finance”, representing an action plan for stock exchanges, has been translated into French. The credits for the translation go to Euronext, partner exchange of the SSE Initiative since 2015. In the …

October 14, 2019

(14 October 2019)     Continuing its efforts to promote transparency in its market, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE), a member of the SSE initiative since 2016 and a leading exchange in the area of green bonds, has published a new set of …

October 1, 2019

(October 2019) Participants of the securities markets of Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador, gathered in the Panamanian capital to strengthen their knowledge about sustainability financing. Moving towards a resilient, low-carbon, inclusive and socially responsible economy is a reality. The National Stock Exchange of Costa …

September 30, 2019

This month includes news from NYSE, WFE, BVP, FMA, EBA, SET, EGX, B3, Nasdaq, SZSE, ESMA and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe …

September 27, 2019

New York City, 27 September 2019 – The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, and the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (“SSE”) initiative, have formalised their deepening partnership with the two organisations agreeing to work together …

September 26, 2019

(26 September 2019) In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative gathered high level capital market stakeholders and SSE partners alongside the UN General Assembly meetings and Climate Action Summit. To commemorate the milestone, the SSE …

September 26, 2019

(26 September 2019) Since its founding ten years ago, the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE) has grown to 90 exchanges, listing 50 thousand companies valued at over 86 trillion USD, and it is still growing. This illustrates that participating in a …

September 24, 2019

Geneva, Tuesday 24 September 2019 – The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative today launches a new guidance for exchanges prepared in collaboration with the the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges. The joint report provides …

September 20, 2019

(September 2019) The Panama Stock Exchange (BVP) held its XX Investor Forum, an annual event aimed at sharing innovations in the financial market of Panamá and its region. Sustainability was at the center of this year’s edition. The Forum traditionally attracts many participants, with …

September 16, 2019

(September 2019) The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica (BNV) received the “Green Award”, a recognition for outstanding use of renewable energy. The Stock Exchange is the first in Central America to receive this recognition, representing one more effort that Costa Rica …

September 14, 2019

(September 2019)  Dr. Mohamed Omran, Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), has announced that amendments to the listing rules in the Egyptian Exchange have been proposed to ensure women’s representation on the governing board of companies. Dr. Omran issued decrees number (123 …

September 11, 2019

(11 September 2019) The Panama Stock Exchange (BVP) has listed its first green bond, issued by CIFI, a financial institution in Latin America specializing in infrastructure and energy financing.  The proceeds of the green bond will go towards green projects including: wind …

August 28, 2019

This month includes news from Santiago Exchange, LuxSE, B3, NSE, MOEX, Bursa Malaysia, ASX, SET, ESMA, CSA, DNB, STOXX, UBS, Warsaw Exchange, NYSE, Euronext, HKEX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital …

July 29, 2019

This month includes news from ADX, Borsa Italiana, Jamaica SE, Santiago Exchange, DFM, NSE Nigeria, LuxSE, Nasdaq, USA, UK, EU and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that …

July 27, 2019

(27 July 2019) Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has issued an Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) disclosure guidelines for listed companies, as recommended by the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. The guidance document provides companies with a set …

July 18, 2019

(18 July 2019) The Santiago Exchange and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, SSE Partner Exchanges since 2014 and 2016 respectively, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement to facilitate the cross listing and trading of financial securities in both markets. The priorities of …

July 3, 2019

(3 July 2019) Following the enthusiasm of the first two editions, Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) organized and held in Milan the third edition of the Italian Sustainability Day. Companies, investors and institutions met in Palazzo Mezzanotte to …

June 26, 2019

This month includes news from IOSCO, ESMA, BSE, JPX, NYSE, Santiago Exchange, CBOE, SZSE, EGX, LSEG, LuxSE, SET, Deutsche Börse, NSE, Nasdaq, BVP, Bursa Malaysia, HKEX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the …

June 26, 2019

(26 June 2019) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a founding SSE Partner Exchange, announced the launch of the NYSE Board Advisory Council, which will proactively address the critical need for inclusive leadership by connecting diverse candidates with companies seeking new directors. …

June 24, 2019

(24 June 2019) The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) in collaboration with the UN SSE initiative held a workshop on Responsible Investing and ESG attended by issuers, potential issuers and investors. The workshop featured speakers from the BSE, the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges …

June 21, 2019

(21 June 2019) The Santiago Exchange and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) celebrated the first Ring the Bell for Responsible Investment, getting together local institutional investors to promote and encourage responsible investment at the Chilean Capital Markets. Led by the Chairman of …

June 19, 2019

(19 June 2019, Stockholm) The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) held its first Sustainable Finance Network Stakeholder Meeting in Stockholm as an interchange between securities regulators, standard-setting bodies and the market on sustainable finance. Four panel discussions looked to evaluate the …

June 17, 2019

The Somali Stock Exchange has solidified its commitment to the transparency and sustainability of Somalia’s growing economy as a member of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange. The SSE’s newest member joins a network of now 90 stock exchanges around the world that …

June 3, 2019

(3 June 2019) The Japan Exchange Group published a Japanese translation of the SSE Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information to Investors and encouraged listed companies to make use of this resource. The Japan Exchange Group is a member of the SSE initiative …

May 31, 2019

This month includes news from Rwanda RSE/CMA, TMX, LuxSE, Tadawul, Moscow, Eurex, SET, WFE, Shanghai, Nasdaq Nordic, ESMA, NSE Kenya, Euronext Lisbon, Nasdaq Dubai, BME and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital …

May 28, 2019

In partnership with Ernst & Young (EY), the Quito Stock Exchange recently published the results of the first market survey (in Spanish “La Voz Del Mercado”) regarding the corporate governance practices of issuers in the local market. In the launch event, Paul …

May 23, 2019

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange gathered the financial and political community to celebrate its annual highlight “The Stock Exchange Day” on Thursday 23 May. This year, the event zoomed in on change in all its forms under the catch-line “It’s not just climate …

May 17, 2019

(17 May 2019) The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica and the Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre organized the First Responsible Investment Workshop, which was held on May 17, 2019. The workshop was aimed at institutional investors, asset managers, financial and investment analysts, as …

May 15, 2019

(15 May 2019) Nasdaq has fulfilled a commitment it made as an SSE Partner Exchange to provide guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting to its markets with the launch of its new global ESG reporting guide for public and private …

May 10, 2019

The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica released its first Annual Sustainability Review, which symbolizes one more step in its sustainability journey since joining the SSE as a Partner Exchange. The publication illustrates how the National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica has …

May 6, 2019

(6 May 2019, Geneva, Switzerland) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted a day-long roundtable meeting of the joint SSE and World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Advisory Group to evaluate how stock exchanges can embed sustainability into business operations. The …

May 2, 2019

(2 May 2019) The Macedonian Stock Exchange announced its commitment to strengthening corporate governance practices, making positive changes to corporate culture and to increasing transparency in its market as an SSE Partner Exchange. “We are delighted to be welcomed by a global …

April 24, 2019

(24 April 2019) The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC), S&P Dow Jones Indices, and the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) to discuss the latest trends in ESG and impact investment at the Arab Federation of …

April 18, 2019

The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) committed to promoting sustainability in its capital market,  becoming a member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. This new partnership reaffirms the exchange’s commitment to spur long-term sustainable investment, as well as improved environmental, …

April 15, 2019

(15 April 2019) Two members of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative have been invited to join a new CEO Alliance to fund sustainability launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN’S SDG Investment Fair in New York.  The Global …

April 3, 2019

(3 April, 2019) Borsa İstanbul, a founding Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiative partner since 2012, in collaboration with the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Turkish Institutional Investment Managers’ Association (TKYD) and Emerging Markets for Responsible Investing (EMRI) recently held a workshop …

April 2, 2019

2 April 2019 – Moscow Exchange (MOEX) announced today it has become the latest Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, joining other securities exchanges in a commitment to elevating sustainability practices. The SSE works with stock exchanges through technical assistance, …

March 28, 2019

This month includes news from JPX, MOEX, NSE Kenya, CSE, ADX, Nasdaq, NYSE, EGX, LuxSE, Deutche Börse, SET NSE Nigeria and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that …

March 10, 2019

(March 2019) To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, more than 80 stock exchanges are participating in the international ‘Ring the Bell’ campaign to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and to highlight opportunities for business and financial markets to …

March 4, 2019

(4 March 2019) The Capital Market Authority in Kenya (CMA) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) joined the IFC and UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative in engaging listed companies and issuers of securities in Kenya on the topic of improving ESG …

February 27, 2019

This month includes news from Rwanda RSE/CMA, TMX, LuxSE, Tadawul, Moscow, Eurex, SET, WFE, Shanghai, Nasdaq Nordic, ESMA, NSE Kenya, Euronext Lisbon, Nasdaq Dubai, BME and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital …

February 26, 2019

(Kigali, Rwanda, February 26, 2019 )IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has partnered with the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, the Capital Market Authority in Rwanda (CMA) and the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) to raise environmental, social, and governance …

February 12, 2019

On February 12 2019 the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), an SSE initiative partner exchange since 2017, partnered with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (JFSA) to host a symposium on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), entitled “The Power of the TCFD …

February 7, 2019

(07 February 2019) The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the twelfth largest market exchange in the world by market capitalization, signed a commitment to promote sustainability and transparency in its market, making it the newest member of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges …

January 29, 2019

This month includes news from IOSCO, ESMA,SCA, Egypt, Budapest, Botswana, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Tadawul, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Nordics, Kuwait, Italy and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that …

January 29, 2019

(29 January 2019) The Egyptian Exchange (EGX), hosted the first meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) after reactivation, and invited the Coordinator of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative Dr. Anthony Miller to join this committee. As a founding SSE …

January 18, 2019

(18 January 2019)  IOSCO, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, released a statement on disclosure of ESG matters by issuers on 18 January 2019. The statement sets out the importance for issuers of considering the inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, when …

January 16, 2019

(16 January 2019) Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it is now a Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Joining the SSE is a voluntary commitment made by the exchange to promote sustainability and transparency in capital markets. Commenting …

January 11, 2019

(11 January 2019) Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE), the second largest stock exchange in Central and Eastern Europe by market capitalization and liquidity, signed a commitment to promote sustainability and transparency in its market, making it the newest member of the United Nations …

December 31, 2018

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE), a partner exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE) since 2016, fulfilled its commitment to publishing a guidance for its listed companies on reporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) information to investors. The BSE made the …

December 20, 2018

(December 2018) The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica has created a Sustainable Voluntary Guidance to help issuers in preparing and disclosing information about the EGS criteria, in alignment with the SSE’s campaign to close the gap on ESG reporting guidance from stock …

December 18, 2018

(December 2018) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative has launched a new user-friendly searchable database to provide easier access to sustainability information on over 90 stock exchanges worldwide. The new database interface allows users to filter the SSE’s Fact Sheets …

December 17, 2018

(17 December 2018) Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange, Tadawul, announced its voluntary commitment to promoting sustainable and transparent capital markets in becoming a United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative Partner Stock Exchange. Tadawul is the sole stock exchange in Saudi Arabia and …

December 15, 2018

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), a United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Partner Exchange, has published Sustainability Disclosure Guidelines for the Nigerian market. The publication of these new guidelines fulfills a commitment made by the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as part of the SSE’s campaign to close …

December 4, 2018

(4 December 2018) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and SynTao Green Finance launched the SSE’s report “How securities regulators can support the Sustainable Development Goals” in China, translated to Chinese, at the 6th China Social Investment Forum (SIF) Annual …

November 29, 2018

This month includes news from Euronext, Deutsche Börse, BVP, Casablanca, JSE NSE, Nasdaq, LSEG, Malaysia, TISE, JPX, HKEX, B3, CSE, FCA, SCA, OSC, JICA and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets …

November 27, 2018

(27 November 2018, Paris) Euronext opened financial markets on 27 November 2018 in support of the Climate Finance Week in Paris dedicated to delivering a sustainable financial system with the UNEP FI Global Roundtable and the 4th Climate Finance Day. Euronext Group …

November 10, 2018

Panama’s stock exchange (BVP), an SSE Partner Exchange, announced the creation of a working group on sustainable finance formed by the main financial sector actors in Panama, including the stock exchange, regulators, the ministry of Finance and Economy, the Ministry of Environment, …

October 31, 2018

This month includes news from B3, EGX, JSE, Borsa Istanbul, Nasdaq, Nasdaq Helsinki, SET, BVQ, SIX, MSX, JPX, SZSE, FMDQ, ASX, BVL, LSE, NZX, Oslo Børs and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the …

October 30, 2018

(October 2018) Twenty-two Partner Exchanges of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative participated in the 2018 UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF), the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The WIF 2018 brought together more than 6,000 attendees from across the world …

October 29, 2018

(29 October 2018) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative was invited to give a keynote address at the Federation of Euro-Asian Exchanges (FEAS) inaugural annual conference, ConFEAS 2018. With a focus on innovation, the SSE highlighted how stock exchanges are …

October 23, 2018

(23 October 2018) The UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative and the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have initiated a collaboration to raise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards across emerging capital markets. Announced at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum in …

October 23, 2018

(23 October 2018) Leveraging its platform for bringing stock exchanges together with other actors in the investment chain, the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative released a new report during the SSE Global Dialogue, which was held during UNCTAD’s 2018 World Investment Forum. The report …

October 23, 2018

(23 October 2018) The SSE launched its biennial Report on Progress at the 2018 Global Dialogue, documenting a steep increase in a number of sustainability activities at stock exchanges. Since the last SSE Report on Progress, significant growth in stock exchange activities promoting sustainability …

October 23, 2018

Watch the recordings of speaker interventions here. (23 October 2018) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative hosted the SSE Global Dialogue in Geneva, as part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum. The Global Dialogue is the SSE’s flagship biennial global gathering, bringing …

October 22, 2018

(22 October 2018) The Quito Stock Exchange joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative by signing a commitment letter to promote sustainable and transparent capital markets. The SSE initiative was launched by then Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, in …

October 15, 2018

(15 October 2018) The Mongol Securities Exchange (MSX), a privately owned stock exchange in Mongolia, has made a public commitment to promoting sustainable and transparent capital markets in their country by partnering with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. MSX …

October 4, 2018

(4 October 2018) The World Federation of Exchanges has formally launched its “Principles for Sustainable Exchanges” at the WFE Annual Meeting in Athens. These principles mark a major milestone in the evolution of WFE members’ engagement with sustainability. With the launch of these …

September 26, 2018

This month includes news from BNV, BVP, NYSE, Nasdaq, B3, Shanghai, LuxSE, SZSE, NSE, LSEGroup, Borsa Italiana and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe …

September 17, 2018

(17 September 2018) The Stock Exchange of Panama (BVP) joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative by signing a commitment letter to promote sustainable and transparent capital markets. The SSE initiative was launched by then Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban …

September 5, 2018

(5 September 2018) The first Green Economy Investment Summit in Costa Rica, hosted by SSE Partner Exchange the National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica (BNV), in collaboration with the Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre, was held on September 5th in San Jose …

August 31, 2018

This month includes news from BELEX, JPX, DSE, ASE, Deutche Börse, B3, NSE Nigeria, Nasdaq and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our …

August 29, 2018

(29 August 2018) Amman Stock Exchange issued the publication titled “Guidance on Sustainability Reporting”, as fulfillment to its commitment to provide written guidance for its listed companies on ESG reporting. The guidance has been issued with the aim of raising awareness of …

August 28, 2018

(28 August 2018) Belgrade Stock Exchange (BELEX) in Serbia has become a Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, signifying its commitment to promoting transparent and sustainable capital markets. “We are delighted to join the SSE initiative. This …

July 28, 2018

This month includes news from BVM, BCBA, Ljubljana, Borsa Italiana, HKEX, BME, Bursa Malaysia, Nigeria, NYSE, EGX, SET, JPX, LSEG, Shenzhen, Nasdaq Nordics and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability …

July 18, 2018

(18 July 2018)The Ljubljana Stock Exchange, an SSE partner exchange since May 2018, has launched an SME Pre-listing Support Programme to help SMEs gain entry to capital markets and access to funding. As part of the process, it is hoped the SMEs …

July 18, 2018

(En español a continuación) (18, July, 2018) The Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV), the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA) and the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE) launched the Spanish version of the SSE Action Plan on Green Finance on 18 July, coinciding …

July 9, 2018

(9 July 2018, London) The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) brought together a group of regulators, stock exchanges, investors, issuers, financial services providers, civil society and international organizations to discuss the role securities regulators have in encouraging sustainable investment. The UN …

July 2, 2018

(2 July 2018, Milan) For its second year running, Borsa Italiana hosted its Italian Sustainability Day bringing together both issuers and investors to exchange views on ESG strategies, sustainability data and reporting methods. More than 500 participants registered for the event, up …

June 28, 2018

This month includes news from Vienna, DSE, Nasdaq, Shanghai, Dublin, HKEX, Italy, JPX, LuxSE, Malaysia, Warsaw, NZX, SET, BME and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You …

June 24, 2018

(24 June 2018) Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited (DSE) has announced signing of a commitment letter with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, making it the 75th stock exchanges worldwide committed to sharing information and working with stakeholders to promote the …

June 1, 2018

(1 June 2018) Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), which has more than 2,200 companies listed on its stock exchange, has become a Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, committing to further promote sustainable and transparent capital …

May 30, 2018

This month includes news from  ASX, Dhaka, HKEX, SZSE, Shanghai, BNV, Euronext, Nasdaq, JPX, Bursa Malaysa, NSE, FMDQ OTC, Slovenia, SET, Borsa Istanbul, LSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets …

May 26, 2018

(26 May 2018) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative was invited to speak at the inaugural Global Green Finance Leadership Program in Beijing, China. The six-day program included panel discussions and site visits in Beijing, Hizhou and Shanghai, and was developed …

May 15, 2018

(15 May 2018, Kuala Lumpur) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative presented its voluntary green finance action plan at an event at the Malaysian Securities Commission aimed at exploring the use of Islamic Finance to support climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. The conference titled “Harnessing  Islamic Finance for a Green …

May 10, 2018

(10 May 2018) The Ljubljana Stock Exchange in Slovenia has signed a commitment letter supporting the development of sustainable capital markets and signifying its partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Mr Aleš Ipavec, President of the Ljubljana Stock …

May 9, 2018

Bursa Malaysia, an SSE partner exchange since 2015, recently launched BURSASUSTAIN, a comprehensive online portal designed as a one-stop knowledge and information hub on corporate governance and sustainability. BURSASUSTAIN was developed following extensive research, benchmarking and engagement with various stakeholder groups. The …

May 8, 2018

(8 May 2018) The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica, the Bolsa Nacional de Valores (BNV), signed a commitment letter on May 8th to mark its partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. In doing so, the BNV joins more …

April 30, 2018

This month includes news from ASX, B3, Santiago Exchange, Shanghai Exchange, Shenzhen Exchange, Deutche Boerse, Bursa Malayia, NSE, CSE, LSE, ICE/NYSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from …

April 30, 2018

(Geneva, 30 April 2018) The SSE convened members of an informal multi-stakeholder advisory group to deliberate on how securities regulators can support sustainable finance and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The advisory group consists of more than 50 participants including capital …

April 24, 2018

Stock exchanges from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republic of Srpska), Greece and Uganda announced their commitment to promoting sustainable and transparent capital markets by joining the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. The SSE’s now more than 70 partner exchanges represent over $60 …

April 20, 2018

(Nairobi, 20 April 2018) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative addressed an African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA)  seminar on sustainable finance product and market innovations. The SSE’s presentation covered the innovative practices of stock exchanges around the world aimed at …

March 29, 2018

This month includes news from Euronext, ASX, B3, Botswana, Shanghai, NSE India, SGX, Colombo, SET, LSE, ICE/NYSE, IEX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can …

March 15, 2018

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) fulfilled its commitment to provide guidance to its market on sustainability reporting, launching its guidance “Communicating Sustainability” on 15 March 2018. The CSE now joins 37 other exchanges worldwide that are providing guidance on reporting environmental, social …

March 9, 2018

(9 March 2018) For the fourth year running, a global coalition of stock exchanges committed to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” to mark  International Women’s Day (8 March 2018).  The partnership between the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, IFC, UN Global …

March 8, 2018

On the International Women’s Day, more than 60 stock exchanges around the world participated in the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” initiative together with the United Nations partner organizations. Nasdaq in the United States participated as usual, and this time it …

February 26, 2018

This month includes news from Bermuda Exchange, Peru Exchange, London Metals Exchange (HKEX), new products and new regulation and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to …

January 31, 2018

This month includes news from Nasdaq, HKEX, BSE, LuxSE, BMV Group, Nigerian Exchange, SET, LSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to …

January 31, 2018

(31 January 2018) The work of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative has been endorsed by the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) in their recently published final report. In particular, the report encourages stock exchanges to provide guidance …

January 25, 2018

(25 January 2018) The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative was invited to speak at the IOSCO Africa and Middle East Regional Committee Annual Conference on how stock exchanges can grow green finance in their markets, as well as other key sustainability opportunities. …

January 24, 2018

(24 January 2018, London) The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and the London Stock Exchange hosted a roundtable discussion with stock exchanges, policy makers, investors and development partners to further their work on ESG disclosure guidance. …

December 28, 2017

This month includes news from BYMA, Shenzhen Exchange, Deutche Börse, JPX, TSE, Boursa Kuwait, LuxSE, NZX, LSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our …

December 20, 2017

(20 December 2017) The Argentine stock exchange BYMA has signed a commitment letter with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiative, joining nearly 70 stock exchanges worldwide committed to sharing information and working with stakeholders to promote the sustainability and transparency …

December 19, 2017

(19 December 2017) Building on its commitment to promote sustainable and transparent capital markets as an SSE Partner Exchange, Boursa Kuwait announced the launch of its new voluntary sustainability disclosure guide and held a training session on ESG disclosure on 19 December …

December 11, 2017

(11 December 2017) The New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX Limited) published a guidance note for issuers on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, designed to accompany the updated Corporate Governance Code which includes voluntary reporting on ESG information. As a partner exchange …

December 6, 2017

(6 December 2017) The Japan Exchange Group, Inc. (JPX) signed on 6 December 2017 a commitment letter announcing its partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. JPX now joins nearly 70 stock exchanges worldwide committed to sharing information and …

December 5, 2017

(5 December 2017) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative co-hosted the annual China Social investment Forum (SIF) week bringing together over 300 sustainable finance and responsible investment leaders from various sectors to evaluate and discuss world trends and China’s practice. …

December 3, 2017

(3 December 2017) China’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) has become the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative’s 67th Partner Exchange by committing to promote sustainable and transparent capital markets. The exchange announced its membership at the Global Philanthropy Finance Forum and …

November 29, 2017

This month includes news from Amman exchange, B3, Bucharest exchange, Irish exchange, LGX, QSE, SET and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to …

November 16, 2017

(Bonn, 16 November 2017) Meeting alongside the United Nations climate change conference (COP23), capital market leaders from around the world gathered to share ideas for promoting green finance in alignment with the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. Convened by the United …

October 31, 2017

This month includes news from B3, BCSE, BVM, Euronext, HKEX, IEX, JSE, LSE Group, Nasdaq, QSE, SET, SZSE, TMX and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You …

September 29, 2017

This month includes news from B3, LGX, LSE Group, Shanghai Exchange, Mongolian Exchange and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly …

September 28, 2017

(28 September 2017, Casablanca) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative took part in the inaugural meeting of financial centres harnessing expertise to drive action on climate change and sustainable development. A group of the world’s leading financial centres agreed at …

September 27, 2017

(27 September 2017, Berlin) The SSE held a roundtable discussion alongside the 2017 PRI in Person conference to evaluate how regulators, stock exchanges, investors and issuers can enhance corporate transparency to build long term markets and drive capital towards the Sustainable Development …

September 21, 2017

(21 September 2017) The Mongolian Stock Exchange signed a commitment to promote sustainable and transparent capital markets signifying its partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. As a member of this voluntary UN initiative, the exchange will work with …

September 7, 2017

(7 September 2017) The Shanghai Stock Exchange announced publicly its commitment to promoting sustainable and transparent capital markets through its voluntary membership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. The exchange announced its partnership with the SSE initiative at The World Federation …

September 7, 2017

(7 September 2017, Bangkok) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), one of the organizers of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, published today a report examining the role of stock exchanges in promoting economic growth and sustainable development. The …

August 29, 2017

This month includes news from LuxSE, Swiss SIX, Nasdaq; AP Fonden 7, AP4, GRI, Morningstar, UN Environment and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can …

August 29, 2017

(29 August 2017, Stockholm) Following the launch of its environmental, social and governance reporting guidance as part of the Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiative’s ESG reporting guidance campaign, Nasdaq has now announced a pilot program on ESG reporting for its Nordic and Baltic markets. The …

July 29, 2017

This month includes news from Nasdaq, Santiago Exchange, Egyptian Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Singapore Exchange, Johannesburg Exchange, SET, LSE and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You …

July 17, 2017

(17 July 2017, New York) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was invited to present the work of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative at the UN headquarters at a high-level political forum highlighting UN Partnerships with the private …

July 10, 2017

(10 July 2017, Milan) More than 300 participants registered for Borsa Italiana’s inaugural Italian Sustainability Day. Opened by the CEO of Borsa Italiana, the gathering fostered dialogue between companies and investors on material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The day’s events …

June 30, 2017

With the release of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, the SSE Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information has been updated, encouraging exchanges to support its implementation and include it as a resource to educate issuers. To …

June 26, 2017

This month includes news from ASX, Chittagong Exchange, LuxSE, Nasdaq, Shanghai Exchange and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news …

June 26, 2017

(26 June 2017) Australia’s largest stock exchange, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), has signed a voluntary commitment to promote long-term sustainable investment and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure and performance among its issuers. ASX joins 63 stock exchanges worldwide committed …

June 20, 2017

(Vienna, 20-21 June 2017) The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative was asked to present on a panel organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the key developments and trends in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting frameworks, guidelines, and standards and …

June 5, 2017

(Chittagong, Bangladesh 5 June 2017) Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited (CSE) held a press conference to announce its commitment to sustainable and transparent capital markets as the first Bangladeshi Stock Exchange to join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. “As a Partner Exchange, …

May 31, 2017

This month includes news from New SSE green finance work, BMV, Deutsche Börse, LGX, NZX and Santiago and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe …

May 4, 2017

(Geneva, Switzerland 4 May 2017) This week the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative launched its Green Finance workstream with a meeting of advisory group members in Geneva. Co-chaired by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s Secretary General, Maurice Bauer, and Member of …

April 18, 2017

(Wellington, New Zealand 18 April 2017) The New Zealand stock exchange, NZX Limited, announced that it is joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. This comes alongside a commitment to substantively update the NZX’s Corporate Governance Code. “NZX is delighted …

March 23, 2017

(Stockholm, 23 March 2017)  — Today, seven stock exchanges fulfilled their commitment to the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) campaign to provide guidance to issuers on ESG reporting. Nasdaq Nordic and Baltic exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius all launched …

March 6, 2017

(New York, 6 March 2017) – Today, UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative launched a new report with GIZ, which highlights how exchanges can and are advancing UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality. It cites a number of imperative challenges: Women take home 1/10 of …

March 2, 2017

(New York 3 March) This week the New York Stock Exchange, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, launched a new central repository of ESG reporting resources on its website. Accompanied by a statement in support of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, the …

February 9, 2017

For the event programme and list of speakers, click here. (London, 9 February 2017) Today the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE Group) brought together over 100 financial leaders from institutional investment firms and listed companies for the launch of LSE Group’s new Guide to ESG …

November 16, 2016

For the event programme, list of speakers, click here.   (Marrakesh, 16 November) While political leaders convened in Marrakesh for the United Nations Climate Summit (COP22), capital market leaders from around the world came together to discuss how regulators, stock exchanges and investors …

October 26, 2016

For the event programme, list of speakers, click here.   (Dubai, 26 October 2016) Stock exchange CEOs from Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar met today with capital market regulators from Morocco, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges …

October 24, 2016

(24 October, 2016), Dubai, UAE – Stock exchanges play a crucial role in driving the growing green economy which will be so vital to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Ahead of the UNEP FI Global Roundtable, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) organized a …

September 16, 2016

(16 September 2016)  The Sydney Stock Exchange has become the 60th Partner Exchange of the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and first Australian exchange to join this global partnership. The Sydney Exchange intends to make use of the SSE platform …

September 6, 2016

(Singapore, 6 September 2016) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative is delighted to welcome Singapore Exchange (SGX) as a Partner Exchange. Joining nearly 60 SSE Partner Exchanges around the world, SGX’s commitment to promoting sustainable development and investment in its …

September 6, 2016

For the full speech by the Singapore’s Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, H.E. Masagos Zulkifli, click here.   (Singapore, 6 September 2016) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted its fifth Global Dialogue in Singapore, themed, “A New Global …

July 20, 2016

(Nairobi, 20 July 2016) The stock exchanges of Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania announced their partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative this afternoon at the SSE Executive Dialogue on Green Finance in Nairobi, Kenya. CEOs of all three exchanges participated in …

July 20, 2016

For the event programme, list of speakers, click here. Read our green finance briefing document for more information on how stock exchanges can contribute.   (Nairobi, 20 July 2016) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative brought together capital market leaders at the UNCTAD World …

June 29, 2016

(Dar es Salaam, 29 June 2016) The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE), Tanzania’s only stock exchange, is the newest Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Signing a voluntary commitment to promote long-term sustainable investment, and to …

June 15, 2016

(Dubai, 15 June 2016) Dubai Financial Market (DFM) today announced that it has become a Partner Exchange member of the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, as part of a global effort to promote sustainability of performance and transparency in capital markets. …

April 18, 2016

(Eden Island, 18 April 2016) Today, Trop-X (Seychelles) Limited, the Seychelles’ licensed securities exchange has made a public commitment to the sustainability and transparency of capital markets in Seychelles by joining the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Trop-X joining the SSE …

April 1, 2016

(Minsk, 1 April 2016) The Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange has signed a commitment to join 50 other Stock Exchanges from around the world in promoting sustainable and transparent capital markets as a United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative Partner Exchange. …

March 30, 2016

(Nairobi, Doha, 30 March 2016) The Nairobi Securities Exchange and Qatar Stock Exchange are the latest two exchanges to join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) campaign to close the ESG guidance gap. This global campaign seeks to have all stock exchanges in …

March 16, 2016

(Luxembourg, 16 March 2016) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative celebrates today the Luxembourg Stock Exchange committing to working with the UN to create sustainable and transparent capital markets by becoming an SSE Partner Exchange. As the SSE’s 50th Partner Exchange, …

March 10, 2016

(10 March 2016, Amman, Jordan) The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) expressed its commitment to promoting socially and environmentally responsible business and sustainable investment by joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative as a Partner Exchange. ASE is the 49th stock exchange …

March 8, 2016

(New York, 8 March 2016) Thirty-four stock exchanges worldwide are “Ringing the Bell for Gender Equality” from March 3-11. Many exchanges will be ringing their market opening or closing bells today, March 8, to coincide with International Women’s Day. Over the course …

March 7, 2016

(Stockholm, 7 March 2016) Nasdaq announced today that its Nordic and Baltic exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius have committed to produce a guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure for listed companies by the end of …

March 1, 2016

(Geneva, Switzerland, 1 March 2016) Stock exchanges from Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway and Spain have just announced their public commitment to produce a guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure by the end of 2016. These five exchanges join eight others …

December 7, 2015

For the event programme, list of speakers, and press coverage please click here. Read our Climate briefing document for more info on how stock exchanges can contribute.  (Paris, 7 December) As political leaders from around the world gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Summit (COP21), …

November 10, 2015

(Beijing, 10 November 2015) The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative co-hosted the third annual China SIF (Social Investment Forum) taking place in China’s capital city Beijing on 10 November. The forum’s thematic focus this year was on green finance and sustainable stock …

November 4, 2015

For the event programme, list of speakers, and press coverage please click here. (Helsinki, 4 November 2015) Today, eight stock exchanges from Nordic countries joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The announcement came at a special gathering of the region’s exchanges in …

November 4, 2015

(Helsinki, 4 November 2015) The Chair of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Sustainability Working Group (SWG), Evan Harvey announced at the SSE Regional Dialogue in Helsinki earlier this month the release of new WFE recommendation on ESG reporting. The guidance recommends use of the SSE …

October 25, 2015

(Geneva, 25 October 2015)  Tunisia’s  stock exchange has made a public commitment to the sustainability and transparency of capital markets in the newly transitioned country by becoming a United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Partner Exchange. Shortly after signing its commitment to the …

September 24, 2015

(New York, 24 September 2015) – As world leaders gather in New York to launch the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), capital market leaders are gathered to welcome these new global goals on sustainability. Chief capital market regulators and CEOs of stock …

September 8, 2015

London- Worldwide, less than 1/3 of stock exchanges provide written guidance to their listed companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure. In response to this, the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, along with a diverse advisory group chaired by London …

July 2, 2015

Abuja- The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, through the United Nations Environment Program’s Finance Initiative and Nigeria’s Financial Services Regulation Coordinating Committee (FSRCC), have brought together senior officials and Board Members across the full spectrum of the Nigerian financial regulatory …

May 25, 2015

Bogotá– Today, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and the Latin American Sustainable Investment Forum (LatinSIF) are unveiling scholarships for five selected SSE Partner Exchanges plus other representatives from the capital markets in the region to participate in the responsible investment training …

May 19, 2015

Seoul- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and CEO of the Korea Exchange (KRX) announced today the commitment of KRX to the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Joining the UN Secretary-General in Seoul to welcome KRX to the SSE initiative was …

May 18, 2015

Part of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Regional Dialogue series For the event programme, list of speakers, and press coverage please click here.  Bangkok- The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how stock exchanges can …

May 14, 2015

Nairobi- Mr. Geoffrey Odundo, the CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange, an SSE Partner Exchange, met with investment experts in Nairobi to prioritize green growth in investments and reshape the investment landscape at the first Regional Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Africa …

April 15, 2015

NEW YORK, Geneva- Partner Exchanges of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative have begun publishing a Communication to Stakeholders to engage capital market participants in a dialogue on responsible investment and sustainable business practices. The Communication explains each exchange’s approach …

April 10, 2015

Geneva- The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative has brought to a close the first round of consultations on a Model Guidance aimed to assist both exchanges and companies with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and related issues. Currently only 11 stock …

March 27, 2015

Bucharest- Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) signed a commitment letter to join the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative; pledging to promote more sustainable investments and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure in the Romanian financial market. “BVB’s participation in this …

March 10, 2015

Nairobi- Nairobi Securities Exchange officially joins United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. CEO Geoffrey Otieno Odundo declared, “Nairobi Securities Exchange firmly believes that a sustainable capital market is critical to the attainment of sustainable long-term economic growth in Kenya and the East …

March 9, 2015

New York– Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in …

March 3, 2015

Cairo- Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative founding member The Egyptian Exchange held the first of a series of bell ringing ceremonies to raise awareness of gender equality initiatives and efforts world wide, signaling its commitment to equality and sustainability. “I am honored to …

February 10, 2015

Bogotà – Latin America’s four largest stock exchanges gathered in Colombia for the first Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Regional Dialogue: LatAm & Caribbean.  The regional version of the flagship SSE Global Dialogue was facilitated by the SSE, hosted by the Colombian Securities …

December 5, 2014

Santiago- Chilean stock exchange Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago has signed its commitment letter, officially becoming a Partner Exchange of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Santiago expressed interest in the initiative in November at the IV International Forum on Sustainability in Santiago, noting it …

November 7, 2014

Santiago – Sarah Bostwick of the United Nations Global Compact, a co-organizer of the SSE, emphasized in her remarks that the very existence of the SSE is a positive indicator of the progress stock exchanges around the world are making to promote corporate …

November 4, 2014

Istanbul – The launch of the Index comes after many months of preparation including a joint workshop held with the SSE in January 2014. Borsa Istanbul is one of the five founding Partner Exchanges of the SSE initiative. The CEO of Borsa …

October 14, 2014

Key Capital Market Leaders Convene at Largest Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue Geneva The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted its fourth and largest Global Dialogue at the Palais des Nations in Geneva during UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum. The initiative’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue …

October 8, 2014

Geneva- Released today, the SSE 2014 Report on Progress (pdf) frames the discussion of the SSE 2014 Global Dialogue. A review of sustainability initiatives at 55 exchanges found substantial progress, engagement, and a set of emerging best practices among exchanges regarding promotion of sustainability reporting …

October 1, 2014

Frankfurt- Deutsche Börse has joined the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE). The aim of the initiative, founded by the UN Secretary-General in 2009, is to promote the collaboration of stock exchanges with investors, regulators and companies in order to enhance …

September 10, 2014

Bangkok- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) have publicly announced that they have joined the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, making them the first Southeast Asian country to pledge their commitment to the promotion of sustainability within their capital markets. This …

August 26, 2014

Spanish Version- En espanol Mexico City – BMV Group has announced its adhesion as a Partner Exchange to the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative. The initiative is the learning platform to explore how stock exchanges can work together with investors, regulators and companies …

August 26, 2014

English Version México, DF. – Grupo BMV ha anunciado su adhesión como Bolsa Aliada a la Iniciativa de Bolsas de Valores Sostenibles o Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE), iniciativa que funge como plataforma de aprendizaje para explorar cómo las bolsas de valores pueden trabajar …

July 22, 2014

Bogotá – The Colombian Securities Exchange (BVC for its Spanish initials) today announced that it will partner with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Colombia is now the second Latin American exchange to join the SSE, along with ten others from the US, …

June 16, 2014

UNEP-FI is pleased to introduce the report Integrated Governance – A new model of governance for sustainability as its newest contribution to the sustainable investment field. Developed in collaboration with leading governance experts from Harvard Business School and UNEP-FI’s Asset Management Working …

June 2, 2014

LONDON, 2 June 2014 – The London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group today announced that it will partner with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, joining nine other exchanges in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia to promote sustainable business practices …

December 17, 2013

The Warsaw Stock Exchange published the new portfolio of the socially responsible company index RESPECT. In the seventh edition of the project, 23 companies listed on the Main Market have been successfully verified for parameters of corporate social responsibility and put in …

October 29, 2013

(29 October 2013) The Nigerian Stock Exchange is the latest exchange to have joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, at a bilateral meeting with UNCTAD on the sidelines of this year’s annual conference of the World Federation of Exchanges, …

July 24, 2013

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 …

January 23, 2013

The SSE and Sabanci University hosted a workshop in Istanbul on January 23, 2013 to assist with the development of a new sustainability index for the Borsa Istanbul stock exchange. Executive Vice President of Borsa Istanbul Mustafa Kemal Yilmaz (picture) welcomed participants …

June 18, 2012

At the 2012 Global Dialogue, a new phase of the SSE initiative was launched with the five participating stock exchanges — BM&FBovespa, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Egyptian Exchange and NASDAQ OMX — making a public commitment to promoting sustainability in …

November 2, 2009

Address by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to the inaugural Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2009 Global Dialogue in New York City. Watch the video here. More videos are accessible here.