COP27 – The role of exchanges in creating a net zero world

9 Nov, 2022
Sharm El-Sheikh, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Egypt

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2022
Time: 17:00 -18:30 (local time, subject to change)
Location: UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub (UGIH) pavilion
located in the Blue  Zone C, Pavilion 93, of the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre


The climate crisis has the potential to be a major disrupter for society as a whole, including financial markets. Exchanges can play a crucial part in tackling the climate crisis and helping create climate-positive financial markets. In this COP27 Leaders Roundtable, exchange CEOs are joined by leaders from worlds of security market regulation, standard setting bodies and civil society. The session will discuss the role of exchanges in tackling the climate crisis, highlighting specific initiatives from markets around the world.

Key topics to be addressed include the role of exchanges in: 

  • Helping align climate-related disclosures to global standards, including providing bespoke guidance and training to their issuers.
  • Innovating new climate-aligned products and services such as Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs).
  • Ensuring green finance products (like green bonds) better serve the financing needs of emerging markets.
  • Supporting the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net-Zero and using their market influence to accelerate the transition to zero emission economies. 

You can watch the recorded session here.


  • Anthony Miller
    Coordinator of UN SSE initiative


  • Jean Paul Servais
    Chair of the Board
  • Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien
    Board Member
    International Sustainability Standards Board
  • Rami El-Dokany
    The Egyptian Stock Exchange
  • Loh Boon Chye
    Singapore Exchange
  • Nandini Sukumar
    World Federation of Exchanges
  • Rodrigo Buenaventura
  • Mary Schapiro
    Vice Chair for Global Public Policy
  • Mohamed Farid Saleh
    Vice Chair of the Board
  • James Zhan
    Chair SSE Initiative, Director, Investment & Enterprise Division
  • Eric Usher

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.