Q1 2020 Quarterly Webinar

18 Mar, 2020

This is an invitation only event. For more information, please contact the SSE team.

The UN SSE Consultative Group Quarterly Calls allow partner stock exchanges, regulators, investors, issuers and other key market stakeholders to share their experiences and to contribute to the SSE’s work plan. Held quarterly, the SSE webinar is organized twice in one day to accommodate the many time zones of our partners.

If you are interested in joining the SSE Consultative Group please contact us at info@SSEinitiative.org

The SSE 2020 Q1 Call took place on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 09:00 and 16:00 Geneva Time


Webinar Minutes

Theme: GRI working with stock exchanges (technical assistance for sustainability reporting)

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).




List of Participants

We had the participation of 23 exchanges from 28 markets, totaling 53 participants.



MarketTypeOrganizationFirst NameLast Name
AustraliaExchangeSydney Stock ExchangeAntonyTolfts
BangladeshExchangeChittagong Stock ExchangeArifAhmad
BangladeshExchangeChittagong Stock ExchangeMohammadShahidullah
BelgiumExchangeEuronextAnne SophiePijcke
BrazilExchangeB3GleiceDonini de Souza
BrazilRegulatorSecurities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM)ClaudioMaes
CanadaCivil SocietyPrinciples for Responsible Investment (PRI)IoanaCirco
ChinaCivil SocietyGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)VernaLin
China; Hong KongExchangeHong Kong Exchanges and ClearingAndyLau
China; Hong KongRegulatorSecurities and Futures CommissionMarkLam
ColombiaCivil SocietyGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)EstefaniaRubio
ColombiaCivil SocietyGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)AndreaPradilla
Costa RicaExchangeBolsa Nacional de ValoresTaniaNavarro
Costa RicaExchangeBolsa Nacional de ValoresMariaBrenes
IndiaCivil SocietyGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)RubinaPal
JapanExchangeJapan Exchange GroupMitsuoMiwa
JapanExchangeJapan Exchange GroupMakotoMiki
JapanExchangeJapan Exchange GroupNatsuhoTorii
MalaysiaExchangeBursa MalaysiaDinagaranChandra
MalaysiaExchangeBursa MalaysiaSharleneBoey
MalaysiaExchangeBursa MalaysiaMollyChong
MalaysiaExchangeBursa MalaysiaEmiliaTee
NetherlandsCivil SocietyGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)FrankBergkamp
NigeriaExchangeNigerian Stock ExchangeOlutobiOnajin
NigeriaExchangeNigerian Stock ExchangeBolaAdeeko
NigeriaExchangeNigerian Stock ExchangeTobiOyewole
NorwayExchangeOslo BørsElisabethDyvik
PanamaExchangeBolsa de Valores de PanamáAlexQuezada
PanamaCorporationCentral Latinoamericana de Valores, S.A. (LATIN CLEAR)ThamaraPlata
PeruExchangeBolsa de Valores de LimaZelmiraPacheco
PhilippinesExchangePhilippine Stock ExchangeBrigetteBantayan
PhilippinesExchangePhilippine Stock ExchangeMatthiasGelber
Republic of KoreaExchangeKorea ExchangeJihyunKim
Republic of KoreaExchangeKorea ExchangeDeoghoonHwang
Republic of KoreaExchangeKorea ExchangeJae SukYun
Saudi ArabiaExchangeSaudi Stock Market – TadawulAhmedSager
South AfricaCivil SocietyGlobal Reporting Initiative (GRI)DouglasKativu
South AfricaOtherIndependent consultantSiobhanCleary
Sri LankaExchangeColombo Stock ExchangeNishanthaHewavithna
SwitzerlandCorporationCompagnie Financière RichemontMatthewKilgarriff
ThailandExchangeStock Exchange of ThailandNareeratSanthayati
TurkeyExchangeBorsa İstanbulMahmutAydoğmuş
TurkeyExchangeBorsa İstanbulBanuYılmaz
TurkeyCorporationEmerging Markets for Responsible InvestingAhmet CenkGoksan
United KingdomCorporationBloomberg L.P.SallianneTaylor
United KingdomExchangeLondon Stock ExchangeSaraLovisolo
United KingdomExchangeWorld Federation of ExchangesKenixLee
United StatesCorporationDeloittePaulaTartaglia
United StatesCorporationDeloitteKristenSullivan
United StatesCorporationEmerging Markets for Responsible InvestingDenizBrown
United StatesExchangeNasdaqEvanHarvey
VietnamExchangeHanoi Stock Exchange




  • Andy Lau
    Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility
    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)
  • Nishantha Hewavithana
    Head of Research and New Products
    Colombo Stock Exchange
  • Bola Adeeko
    Head of Corporate Services Division
    Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Evan Harvey
    Global Head of Sustainability
  • Frank Bergkamp
    Capital Markets Coordinator
    Global 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.