2016 SSE Global Dialogue

6 Sep, 2016
Singapore

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

Held once every two years, the SSE flagship Global Dialogue is a unique global gathering designed to bring together market leaders to analyse, promote and foster communication on stock exchanges’ sustainability initiatives. Attracting speakers and audience members from around the world, the SSE Global Dialogue has become the main global platform for convening dialogue on sustainable capital markets. The 2016 Global Dialogue built on the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the outcomes of the United Nations Paris Summit on Climate Change (COP21). These two agreements have led to a new Global Sustainable Development Agenda, which is further strengthened by the 2016 G20 China presidency Green Finance Study Group. The 2016 SSE Global Dialogue provided a platform for stock exchanges to meet with their peers and stakeholders to evaluate the impact of new global sustainable development and green-finance policy agendas on capital markets.

For the full speech by the 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 is event already took place. The news release on this event can be found here.

News Coverage

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.