SSE Regional Dialogue – MENA

26 Oct, 2016
Dubai - United Arab Emirates

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

The SSE Regional Dialogues are gatherings that bring together finance leaders to discuss stock exchanges’ sustainability initiatives and regionally unique challenges and opportunities. The dialogue took place alongside the UNEP FI Global Roundtable.

At this regional dialogue, speakers addressed questions such as:

  • What are the main challenges and opportunities for promoting sustainable development through capital markets, particularly looking at the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • What are stock exchanges doing to support more sustainable financial markets in the region?
  • What regional and national policy options are available to reinforce existing best practices?
  • What next steps can be taken by policy makers, regulators, investors, companies and exchanges collectively in the region? What are the key roles for each actor?

NOTE: This is 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.