Q4 2021 Quarterly Webinar: ESG reporting and Arabesque’s ESG Book solution

8 Dec, 2021
Online

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, hear from guest experts and 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.

ESG reporting has been a key topic on the international agenda for decades – and most of the UN SSE partner exchanges provide guidance to their markets on how to report ESG information. In 24 markets, ESG reporting is already required as a listing rule. We expect this trend to increase in the future. 

Most recently, the commitments made at COP26 have amplified a critical market need for accessible, comparable, and transparent ESG data in order to build trust and alignment amongst companies, investors, and standard- setters, and to measure progress on sustainable development. That is why, together with a global alliance of leading financial institutions, investors, and businesses, Arabesque is launching a new, central source for accessible and digital corporate sustainability information with the aim of shaping the future of ESG data. The service is free of charge for exchanges. 

‘ESG Book’ makes sustainability data more widely available and comparable for all stakeholders, enables companies to be custodians of their own data through a digital platform, provides framework-neutral ESG information in real-time, and promotes transparency. During this quarterly webinar, we will discuss together with, Dr Daniel Klier, President of Arabesque, how ESG Book works and explain its significance for members.

The SSE 2021 Q4 Call took place on 8 December 2021 at 09:00 and 16:00 Geneva Time

 

This is an invitation-only event for members of the SSE Consultative Group. If you are interested in joining the SSE Consultative Group please contact us at info@SSEinitiative.org

 

Summary and Presentation

Opening remarks and an overview of the agenda were provided by the SSE. The SSE team welcomed two new exchanges: The Bolsa de Valores Nacional, S.A (BVNSA), and the Electrónica de Valores del Uruguay S.A. (BEVSA). There are now 110 SSE Partner Exchanges.

The UN SSE, following the goal number 17 of the UN SDGs – played an important role in creating a new derivatives network, with 12 founding members, including ASX, Borsa Istanbul, Bursa Malaysia, Cboe, CME, Deutsche Börse/Eurex, Matba Rofex, MexDer, NZX, SGX, ICE and TMX.

This year, the SSE held sessions at The World Investment Forum by UNCTAD and at COP26. In Glasgow the UN SSE held two events to discuss the key trends shaping this work being undertaken by stock exchanges, building on the SSE’s Model Guidance on Climate Disclosure and Action Plan to Make Markets Climate Resilient, providing real-world examples of how stock exchanges are tackling these important issues. A new Policy Brief on Carbon emissions in public markets was launched for exchanges to work on their market’s climate resilience.

Also during the presentation, the new season of the SSE TV was announced and new episodes to air this month! 

In this webinar, we had the participation of Daniel Klier, president of Arabesque, who talked about ‘ESG Book’.

Launched by a global alliance of leading financial institutions, investors, and businesses, ESG Book makes sustainability data more widely available and comparable for all stakeholders, enables companies to be custodians of their own data through a digital platform, provides framework-neutral ESG information in real-time, and promotes transparency. Explore a new approach to ESG data here.

Slides

 

List of Participants

We had the participation of a variety of sectors from 32 markets, totaling 60 participants.

Speakers

  • Daniel Klier
    President
    Arabesque
  • Lisa Remke
    Deputy Coordinator, UN SSE
    UNCTAD

Moderator

  • Anthony Miller
    Coordinator of UN SSE initiative
    UNCTAD

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.