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SSE launched a new research project on the role of derivatives exchanges in promoting sustainable development. The Derivatives Exchanges Advisory Group is is open to SSE Partner Exchanges, Observers, and key stakeholders (including members of the SSE’s Regulator, Investor and Corporate Working Groups). 

If you are interested in joining the SSE Derivatives Exchanges Advisory Group please contact us at [email protected]

The ‘Zero Draft’ brainstorming webinar took place on Monday 20 July 2020 at 09:00 and 16:00 Geneva Time.

Webinar Summary


The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted a webinar meeting of the SSE Derivatives Exchanges Advisory Group to discuss the role of derivatives exchanges in promoting sustainable development. The meeting brought together exchanges, regulators, and investors in order to review the zero draft of a new report on how derivatives exchanges can promote sustainable development. The SSE held two webinars to accommodate the many time zones of all members of the Advisory Group. In total there were 42 participants joining from 19 countries around the world, including representatives of 21 derivatives exchanges. 

The discussions were moderated by CME, the Chair of this Advisory Group, who walked readers through the zero draft and facilitated lively discussions among the group about how the paper should further develop. Members of the SSE Advisory Group expressed a need for more action among exchanges to evaluate the current sustainability-related developments and create new practices and products that will promote sustainable development. The Advisory Group highlighted the importance of the SSE project for assisting exchanges by informing broader international discussions about how derivatives products can foster sustainability.  

Speakers on the call included representatives from: ABM Amro, ASX, Bloomberg, BSE, Euronext, FIA, HKEX, ICE, LME, Tadawul, SGX, and others.

Next Steps 

Based on the inputs of this Advisory Group, both during the meeting and in subsequent written comments, the SSE will produce another iteration for comment to be circulated to the Advisory Group in September. Following that we will have one more final comment period before we finalize the document and publish it in December 2020. 

Who’s in the Advisory Group?

Besides the chair, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group), the SSE Derivatives Exchanges Advisory Group includes the following organizations:

List of Participants

The webinar had 42 participants from 20 markets, including 21 exchanges.