UN SSE Q1 Webinar – SSE Updates: Active Membership and SSE Academy offerings

20 Mar, 2024

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

This quarter’s webinar will feature an update on the SSE Academy’s 2024 program of free training. Having now trained over 3,000 market participants on the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards and Gender Equality in Capital Markets, we’ll share with you what we’ve learned from these interactive training workshops. This will include the most frequently asked questions we receive, the most commonly misunderstood concepts, and what market participants want more training on. You’ll get a chance to hear from markets that have hosted training, and you’ll have the opportunity to book a free training session for your market. 

The call will also feature an update on the growth of the Net Zero Exchange Group (an official Race to Zero Partner) and on the roll out of the SSE’s “active” member category.

With 3 more exchanges joining during COP28, the Net Zero Exchange Group is now 11 members strong, This group is part of the Net Zero Financial Service Providers Alliance and under the umbrella of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. During the call, you’ll hear updates on the work of this group and how your exchange can also participate in this climate action focused group. 

During the meeting, the SSE team will also give an overview of the SSE’s “active member” category introduced last year. The SSE Governing Board has requested the introduction of a new structure to categorize the membership of the SSE: to ensure the quality of the initiative and align SSE practices with other UN-convened industry networks; to encourage all members to follow up on their commitment; and to acknowledge the contribution of very active members in particular. An “active member” is an exchange that actively engages, through various sustainability activities as tracked by the SSE database, to the development of sustainable financial markets. On the call, the SSE secretariat will provide a briefing on which criteria need to be fulfilled to receive the status. 

Summary and Presentation

The SSE team welcomed ABN AMRO Clearing, CME Group, and Muscat Stock Exchange as new Official Partners and reiterated how can exchange members be considered “active members”. This membership category was introduced in the first quarterly call of 2023. The call included a presentation on the progress made by the Net Zero Exchange Group. The team provided updates on how the SSE Academy partners with top experts and exchange partners to deliver training. More specifically, the team highlighted the current training workshops available for the SSE members: Gender Equality in Capital Markets and IFRS Disclosure Standards. Amman Stock Exchange, BME, LSEG, The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, and Singapore Exchange Group provided testimonials on their experience with hosting training.


SSE Slides deck Q1 2024

List of Participants

The Q1 call was attended by 39 participants from 28 organizations, including  21 exchanges and 7 other market participants (51% women, 49% men).


  • Anthony Miller
    Chief Coordinator
  • Tiffany Grabski
    Head of the SSE Academy
  • Corli Le Roux
    Senior Specialist
    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.