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“The Nigerian financial regulators have shown vision and leadership by becoming one of the first examples in the world where all financial regulators in a country have come together to discuss their role in sustainable development” said Yuki Yasui, Deputy Head of UNEP Finance Initiative.
This event builds on an ongoing coordination between the UNEP Finance Initiative and the Central Bank of Nigeria. Since the launch of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles implemented by the Nigerian Central Bank in 2012, Nigeria’s central bank has actively promoted awareness and capacity building within the banking sector and among key stakeholders.
Participants included the CEO of the Nigerian Securities Regulator, Mr. Oscar Onyema, CEO of Continental Reinsurance Dr. Femi Oyetunji and Access Bank Group Managing Director and COO Mr. Obinna Nwosu.
The SSE initiative is co-organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Global Compact, the UNEP Finance Initiative, and the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The initiative explores how stock exchanges can work together with investors, regulators and companies to enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on environmental, social and corporate governance issues, and encourage responsible long-term approaches to investment.
NOTE: This 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.