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For the full speech by Singapore’s Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, H.E. Masagos Zulkifli, click here.
Key questions that were addressed:
- What implications will the new sustainable development goals have on capital markets, and how can stock exchanges, investors and companies contribute to their implementation?
- How can stock exchanges help to achieve effective ESG disclosure and promote transparency with the aim of creating value for listed companies and attracting investors?
- How can stock exchanges effectively foster new types of green finance products such as low carbon indices and green bonds?
Hosted alongside the PRI in Person, an annual meeting of investors, the dialogue welcomed a high-level roundtable of speakers from stock exchanges, regulators, investors, companies, ministries and international organizations as well as around 150 observers.
Stock exchanges demonstrated progress while highlighting challenges and opportunities that can benefit from policy innovation. Market participants shared experiences which assisted exchanges and their regulators in their efforts to better incorporate sustainable development into capital markets.
NOTE: This event already took place. The news release on this event can be found here.
- SGX Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative, Business Times
- 60 stock exchanges sign up to UNCTAD sustainability initiative, FTSE Global Markets
- QSE committed to promoting sustainability, transparency in SSE initiative, Gulf Times
- Olso Børs: Growing Emphasis On Corporate Responsibility, Mondovisione
- Qatar – UN’s ‘Global Dialogue’ initiates good opportunity, MENAFN
- 59 stock exchanges join hands in UNCTAD sustainability initiative, Financial Express
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.