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The SSE 2020 Q1 Call took place on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 09:00 and 16:00 Geneva Time
Opening remarks and an overview of the agenda were provided by the SSE. The new partner exchanges have been introduced: they are from Armenia (Armenia Securities Exchange) and Dominican Republic (Bolsa de Valores de la República Dominicana). There are now 95 SSE Partner Exchanges.
A presentation on technical assistance programs to assist with the implementation of sustainability reporting was provided by a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). GRI presented on the range of standards courses, SDGs workshops, and other technical assistance it provides to stock exchanges on the topic of sustainability reporting – more information in the links below. The GRI presentation included examples of collaboration with exchanges in different parts of the world.
Following the GRI presentation, stock exchanges were encouraged to share their own experiences in developing sustainability reporting guidance, advancing ESG among listed companies and how GRI services helped them in this process. During the first call (1), Hong Kong Exchange and Colombo Stock Exchange shared their experiences with written guidance on ESG reporting. In the afternoon call (2), Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (Colombian Securities Exchange), Nigerian Stock Exchange and Nasdaq presented how they implemented a pathway to sustainability disclosure.
In both calls, there was a time for Q&A where participants could discuss ESG reporting guidance use cases and topics like challenges and engagement with stakeholders. The calls provided a platform for a dynamic peer-to-peer sharing of experiences with exchanges asking their peers practical questions such as what methodology they use to develop ESG awards, how to engage local investors and how to measure the impact of disclosure guidance.
The final agenda item featured SSE secretariat updates. These updates included the news on over 75 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality events this month, the new online SSE ESG guidance database (https://sseinitiative.org/esg-guidance-database) and the new research project on carbon intensity of markets. Lastly, it was communicated that the SSE Global Dialogue is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi – the date is to be confirmed (7 or 8 December).
- GRI services:
List of Participants
We had the participation of 23 exchanges from 28 markets, totaling 53 participants.
|Market||Type||Organization||First Name||Last Name|
|Australia||Exchange||Sydney Stock Exchange||Antony||Tolfts|
|Bangladesh||Exchange||Chittagong Stock Exchange||Arif||Ahmad|
|Bangladesh||Exchange||Chittagong Stock Exchange||Mohammad||Shahidullah|
|Brazil||Exchange||B3||Gleice||Donini de Souza|
|Brazil||Regulator||Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM)||Claudio||Maes|
|Canada||Civil Society||Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)||Ioana||Circo|
|China||Civil Society||Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)||Verna||Lin|
|China; Hong Kong||Exchange||Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing||Andy||Lau|
|China; Hong Kong||Regulator||Securities and Futures Commission||Mark||Lam|
|Colombia||Civil Society||Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)||Estefania||Rubio|
|Colombia||Civil Society||Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)||Andrea||Pradilla|
|Costa Rica||Exchange||Bolsa Nacional de Valores||Tania||Navarro|
|Costa Rica||Exchange||Bolsa Nacional de Valores||Maria||Brenes|
|India||Civil Society||Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)||Rubina||Pal|
|Japan||Exchange||Japan Exchange Group||Mitsuo||Miwa|
|Japan||Exchange||Japan Exchange Group||Makoto||Miki|
|Japan||Exchange||Japan Exchange Group||Natsuho||Torii|
|Netherlands||Civil Society||Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)||Frank||Bergkamp|
|Nigeria||Exchange||Nigerian Stock Exchange||Olutobi||Onajin|
|Nigeria||Exchange||Nigerian Stock Exchange||Bola||Adeeko|
|Nigeria||Exchange||Nigerian Stock Exchange||Tobi||Oyewole|
|Panama||Exchange||Bolsa de Valores de Panamá||Alex||Quezada|
|Panama||Corporation||Central Latinoamericana de Valores, S.A. (LATIN CLEAR)||Thamara||Plata|
|Peru||Exchange||Bolsa de Valores de Lima||Zelmira||Pacheco|
|Philippines||Exchange||Philippine Stock Exchange||Brigette||Bantayan|
|Philippines||Exchange||Philippine Stock Exchange||Matthias||Gelber|
|Republic of Korea||Exchange||Korea Exchange||Jihyun||Kim|
|Republic of Korea||Exchange||Korea Exchange||Deoghoon||Hwang|
|Republic of Korea||Exchange||Korea Exchange||Jae Suk||Yun|
|Saudi Arabia||Exchange||Saudi Stock Market – Tadawul||Ahmed||Sager|
|South Africa||Civil Society||Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)||Douglas||Kativu|
|South Africa||Other||Independent consultant||Siobhan||Cleary|
|Sri Lanka||Exchange||Colombo Stock Exchange||Nishantha||Hewavithna|
|Switzerland||Corporation||Compagnie Financière Richemont||Matthew||Kilgarriff|
|Thailand||Exchange||Stock Exchange of Thailand||Nareerat||Santhayati|
|Turkey||Corporation||Emerging Markets for Responsible Investing||Ahmet Cenk||Goksan|
|United Kingdom||Corporation||Bloomberg L.P.||Sallianne||Taylor|
|United Kingdom||Exchange||London Stock Exchange||Sara||Lovisolo|
|United Kingdom||Exchange||World Federation of Exchanges||Kenix||Lee|
|United States||Corporation||Emerging Markets for Responsible Investing||Deniz||Brown|
|Vietnam||Exchange||Hanoi Stock Exchange|
- Andy LauVice President - Corporate Social ResponsibilityHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)
- Nishantha HewavithanaHead of Research and New ProductsColombo Stock Exchange
- Bola AdeekoHead of Corporate Services DivisionNigerian Stock Exchange
- Evan HarveyGlobal Head of SustainabilityNasdaq
- Frank BergkampCapital Markets CoordinatorGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)
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.