Launch of ESG Reporting Guidance

8 Sep, 2015
London, UK

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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 Stock Exchange Group, created a new resource for exchanges. Today, representatives of the SSE initiative, along with nearly 100 investors, gathered at the London Stock Exchange for this morning’s market open to officially launch the SSE’s new resource for exchanges: the Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information to Investors: A Voluntary Tool For Stock Exchanges to Guide Issuers. The ceremony also marks the start of a global campaign to have all exchanges provide their issuers written guidance on reporting ESG information by the end of 2016.

NOTE: This is event already took place. The news release on this event can be found here.

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.