Q4 2020 Quarterly Webinar

15 Dec, 2020

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

The UN SSE Consultative Group Quarterly Calls allow partner exchanges, regulators, investors, issuers, and other key market stakeholders to share their experiences and to contribute to the SSE’s work plan. More information on the Q1 2020 Webinar and Q2 2020 Webinar can be found here and here.

In the Q4 2020 Webinar we focused on the coordination, convergence, and alignment of ESG reporting standards by talking about the efforts of the “G5” group of organizations establishing sustainability standards and frameworks.

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

The SSE Q4 2020 Call took place on Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 09:00 and 16:00 Geneva Time.


Webinar Summary and Presentation


Opening remarks and an overview of the agenda were provided by the SSE. The SSE team welcomed the Bulgarian Stock Exchange to its membership and congratulated those 56 exchanges worldwide that already created ESG reporting guidance for their market. The SSE continued to provide an overview of recent developments in strengthening cooperation, coordination, and alignment in the ESG reporting standards space and welcomed the speakers from IFAC and the “G5” group of organizations establishing sustainability standards and frameworks (GRI, SASB, IIRC, CDSB, CDP).

On both calls, speakers provided a short introductory statement to start off the discussion and focused in particular on the so-called “statement of intent” that was published by the “G5” and outlined the organizations’ vision on how to create a more comprehensive reporting system. In particular, speakers highlighted the role that every organization will play in future collaborations and outlined their plans to act together to increase ESG reporting. Speakers acknowledged that coordination will help to decrease the current confusion that many stakeholders including stock exchanges have experienced when dealing with ESG reporting standards. 

On both calls, the discussion also touched on the importance of market education in advancing ESG reporting and the role that exchanges play in this. The panels further discussed at length the recent merger announcement between the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) as well as the proposal from the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) foundation on establishing a new Sustainability Standards Board (SSB). 

The final agenda item featured SSE Secretariat updates, including: news on the 2021 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality events; an update on the SSE Climate Disclosure research, as well as an announcement of the Q1 2021 launch for the derivatives exchanges guidance.

List of Participants

We had the participation of a variety of sectors from 54 markets, including 51 different exchanges, totaling 135 participants.

MarketTypeOrganization Name
ArgentinaExchangeBolsa de comercio de RosarioPatricio Brentan
AustraliaExchangeASXJohn Johansson
AustraliaExchangeASXJosie Ashton
AustraliaExchangeSydney Stock ExchangeAntony Tolfts
AustriaExchangeWiener Börse AGRaphael Zweng
AustriaExchangeWiener Börse AGJulia Resch
BangladeshAcademicUniversity of ChittagongSaleh Jahur
BangladeshExchangeChittagong Stock Exchange LimitedMohammad Shahidullah
BangladeshExchangeChittagong Stock Exchange LimitedMuhammed Mortuza Alam
BangladeshExchangeChittagong Stock Exchange LimitedMahfuza Mahmud Urmi
BangladeshExchangeChittagong Stock Exchange LimitedMaksud ur Rahman
BangladeshExchangeDhaka Stock Exchange LimitedMd Sahadat Hossain
BelgiumExchangeEuronextAnne Sophie Pijcke-Lefebvre
BrazilExchangeB3Gleice Donini
BrazilExchangeB3Luiza Junqueira
BrazilRegulator CVM BrazilClaudio Maes
BulgariaExchangeBulgarian Stock ExchangeMiglena Dimitrova
CanadaCorporationAlberta Investment Management Corporation Alison Schneider
CanadaAcademicUniversity of Montreal, Pension PlanIoana Circo
CanadaInvestorBCIJennifer Coulson
CanadaExchangeNeo Exchange Inc.Dmitri Smidovich
CanadaExchangeTMX GroupAndrew Hall
ChileCorporationHPL.LLCMaria Teresa Grez
ChileExchangeSantiago ExchangeSolange Poli
ChinaExchangeShenzhen Stock ExchangeFiona Wan
ChinaExchangeShenzhen stock exchangeYe SUN
China/Hong KongRegulator Securities and Futures CommissionChristine Kung
China/Hong KongRegulator Securities and Futures CommissionElaine Ng
China/Hong KongRegulator Securities and Futures CommissionGrace Wong
China/Hong KongExchangeHKEXAndy Lau
China/Hong KongExchangeHKEXVivian Woo
China/Hong KongExchangeHKEX Kelly Lee
Costa RicaExchangeBolsa Nacional de ValoresTania Navarro
Costa RicaExchangeBolsa Nacional de ValoresJose Brenes
Costa RicaExchangeBolsa Nacional de ValoresMaria Brenes
Czech RepublicExchangePrague Stock ExchangeKateřina Benešová
Czech RepublicExchangePrague Stock ExchangeLuboš Mazanec
DenmarkAcademicCopenhagen Business School Niina Hakala
FranceCivil SocietySASBSimon Messenger
GermanyCivil SocietyClimate Disclosure Standards BoardMichael Zimonyi
GermanyExchangeDeutsche Börse AGDaniel Sonnenburg
HungaryExchangeBudapest Stock EchangeBalazs Bozsik
HungaryExchangeBudapest Stock ExchangeRita Szalay
IndiaExchangeBSEMangesh Tayde
IndiaExchangeNational Stock Exchange of India LimitedAvishkar Naik
India ExchangeBSEBharti Bhambwani
ItalyCorporationEnel Elisa Pizzuti
ItalyCorporationEnelGonzalo Juarez de la Rasilla
ItalyCorporationEnelPaola Lischio
ItalyExchangeLondon Stock Exchange GroupSara Lovisolo
JamaicaCorporationEnvironmental Solutions LimitedEleanor Jones
JamaicaExchangeJamaica Stock ExchangeTahjmani Rose
JordanExchangeAmman Stock ExchangeDr. Rasha Dayyat
JordanExchangeASEFadi Sodah
KazakhstanExchangeKASEAinagul Iskakova
KazakhstanExchangeKASENazgul Alibayeva
KazakhstanExchangeKASETemirlan Nikhambayev
KazakhstanExchangeKASEZhandos Rakhimov
Latin AmericaInternational Org.IDB InvestSusana del Granado
LebanonExchangeArab Federation of ExchangesRami El Dokany
LuxembourgExchangeLuxSEChiara Caprioli
MalaysiaExchangeBursa MalaysiaEmilia Tee
MalaysiaExchangeBursa MalaysiaSharlene Boey
MalaysiaExchangeBursa MalaysiaMei Kim San
MexicoExchangeMexican Stock Exchange GroupNalleli Barajas
MéxicoExchangeBIVADiana Islas
MéxicoInvestorMEXICO2Aguilar Priego
MéxicoCivil SocietyGreen Finance Advisory BoardAlba Aguilar
NamibiaExchangeNSXJohene Saal
NetherlandsCivil SocietyGlobal Reporting InitiativeBastian Buck
NetherlandsInvestorKempen Capital ManagementEszter Vitorino
NetherlandsCivil SocietyCDPPietro Bertazzi
New Zealand ExchangeNZX LimitedJulia Jones
NigeriaExchangeThe Nigerian Stock ExchangeOlutobi Onajin
NigeriaExchangeThe Nigerian Stock ExchangeOnajin Olutobi
NorwayExchangeOslo BørsElisabeth Dyvik
PakistanCivil SocietyACCAArif Mirza
PanamaExchangeBolsa de Valores de Panamá (Panama Stock Exchange)Olga Cantillo
PhilippinesExchangePhilippines Stock ExchangeMatthias Gelber
PhilippinesExchangeThe Philippine Stock ExchangeBrigette Bantayan
PolandExchangeWarsaw Stock ExchangeTomasz Wisniewski
PortugalCorporationHPL.LLCYvonne Vogt
QatarExchangeQatar Stock ExchangeColin Milton
RussiaExchangeMoscow ExchangeAnton Zhigalov
RwandaExchangeRwanda Stock ExchangeAlice Iribagiza
Saudi ArabiaExchangeSaudi Stock Exchange TadawulAhmed Sager
SeoulExchangeKorea ExchangeDeoghoon Hwang
SerbiaExchangeBelgrade Stock ExchangeMarija Babic
SingaporeExchangeSGXHannah Foo
SingaporeRegulator Singapore Exchange RegulationAndrea Yap
SingaporeRegulator Singapore Exchange RegulationMichael Tang
South KoreaExchangeKorea ExchangeJae Suk Yun
SpainExchangeBMEOscar Moya
SwedenInvestoröhmanFredric Nyström
SwitzerlandInternational Org.UN SSELisa Remke
SwitzerlandInvestorRichemontMatthew Kilgarriff
SwitzerlandInvestorLombard OdierNicolas Barben
Switzerland International Org.UN SSERita Schmutz
ThailandRegulator SEC ThailandBudsakorn Buapurk
ThailandRegulator SEC ThailandFonthip Yuthaseree
ThailandRegulator SEC ThailandJantakarn Pangutha
ThailandRegulator SEC ThailandParnward Banternghansa
ThailandRegulator SEC ThailandTutchpong Amatyakul
TurkeyExchangeBorsa IstanbulOnur Sar
TurkeyExchangeCapital Markets Board of TurkeySecil Sayin Kutluca
TurkeyInvestorEMRICenk Goksan
TurkeyAcademicSabancı UniversityMelsa Ararat
United Arab EmiratesExchangeDubai Financial Market Shyrose Osman
United KingdomExchangeCboe Global MarketsKyle Edwards
United KingdomExchangeLondon Stock Exchange GroupAntonella Amadei
United KingdomExchangeLondon Stock Exchange GroupJulian Faber
United KingdomInvestorNorth East Scotland Pension FundCaroline Mann
United KingdomCorporationSustainability Advisory Services Ltd.Dariusz Prasek
United KingdomRegulator FCAElizabeth Kocovska
United KingdomCivil SocietyInternational Integrated Reporting CouncilJonathan Labrey
United KingdomInternational Org.European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)Kate Galvin
United KingdomExchangeWFEMushtaq Ahmed
United KingdomInternational Org.European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)Robert Adamczyk
United KingdomCorporationBloomberg LPSallianne Taylor
United KingdomInvestorHM TreasuryStuart Cox
United KingdomInvestorAviva InvestorsThomas Tayler
United KingdomRegulator FCAThorben Heidrich
United KingdomExchangeWFEPedro Gurrola-Perez
United StatesExchangeCboe Global MarketsNicole Gordon
United StatesExchangeICEBrookly McLaughlin
United StatesInternational Org.UN Global CompactHoward Li
United StatesCorporationHPL.LLCIsabel Montojo
United StatesInternational Org.IFCJean-Marie Masse
United StatesCivil SocietyCeresJim Coburn
United StatesInvestorImpax Asset Management LLCJulie Gorte
United StatesCivil SocietySASBKatie Schmitz Eulitt
United StatesInternational Org.IFCRalitza Germanova
United StatesCivil SocietyIFACScott Hanson
United StatesCivil SocietySASBSonal Dalal
ZimbabweExchangeZimbabwe Stock ExchangeAnymore Taruvinga


  • Michael Zimonyi
    Policy & External Affairs Director
  • Jonathan Labrey
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Scott Hanson
    Principal, Public Policy & Regulation
  • Bastian Buck
    Chief Standards Officer
  • Simon Messenger
    Senior Advisor
  • Katie Schmitz-Eulitt
    Director Investor Outreach
  • Anthony Miller
    Coordinator of UN SSE initiative
  • Pietro Bertazzi
    Global Director - Policy Engagement
  • Lisa Remke
    Deputy Coordinator, UN SSE

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.