Report Launch Webinar – How Derivatives Exchanges can Promote Sustainable Development – An Action Menu

5 May, 2021

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is to launch new guidance for derivatives exchanges prepared in collaboration with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges. The joint report provides guidance on “How Derivatives Exchanges can Promote Sustainable Development – An Action Menu”.

The SSE Derivatives Exchanges Advisory Group involved more than 70 members and was chaired by CME, the largest derivatives exchange in the world. The advisory group built on initial work from the WFE on this topic and responded to the demand from a number of derivatives exchanges for guidance on this topic. More info here.

For the official launch on the 5th May 2021, we will offer two event options to accommodate the many time zones of our network. You can participate at either 09:00 or 16:00 Geneva Time (Central European Time).

Register for the 5th of May launch webinar of the SSE’s and WFE’s co-authored report on

How Derivatives Exchanges Can Promote Sustainable Development

Registration – 09:00 AM CET

Registration – 04:00 PM CET

The resulting report fills an existing gap in the literature by identifying ways in which derivatives exchanges can play in supporting the sustainability transition.
In addition to exploring existing sustainability-related derivatives products and initiatives that exchanges offer, the report also provides an Action Menu that provides practical suggestions on how to make the derivatives ecosystem and derivatives exchanges’ operations more sustainable. Know more in the launch webinar. 


  • James Zhan
    Director, Investment & Enterprise; Chair, UN SSE Initiative
  • Nandini Sukumar
    Chief Executive Officer
    World Federation of Exchanges
  • Julie Winkler
    Chief Commercial Officer
    CME Group
  • Owain Johnson
    Global Head of Research and Product Development
    CME Group
  • Siobhan Cleary
    Senior Specialist
    UN SSE initiative
  • Anthony Miller
    Coordinator, UN SSE initiative

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.