WIF 2023: SSE Global Dialogue

17 Oct, 2023
Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

For more information, please contact the SSE team.

17 October 2023
9:30 – 12:30 Abu Dhabi

The SSE Global Dialogue is the largest global gathering of stock exchange CEOs exclusively devoted to sustainable finance. As the SSE’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue brings together CEOs from the SSE’s 130 Partner Exchanges around the world. Joining exchange CEOs in these high-level events are other capital market leaders including: chief security market regulators, CEOs from institutional investors and issuers and heads of standards setting bodies and other international organizations. This biennial event is a unique opportunity for capital market leaders to meet with their peers before a global audience to showcase their exchange’s contributions to the SDGs and shape the global agenda on sustainable finance.

Session themes:

  • What role can stock exchanges play in mainstreaming standardized sustainability reporting, including climate disclosure?
  • What role can exchanges play in innovating and improving sustainability themed investment products, from equities, to bonds to derivatives?
  • What role can exchanges play in combating the climate crisis?
  • How are exchanges integrating sustainability into their market education programmes?
  • What do exchanges need from regulators and policy makers to improve the financing of the SDGs? What do regulators and policy makers need from exchange?
  • What are the main challenges for taking this agenda forward? What next steps can we collectively take as a group of exchanges?

Registrations details

Attendance at these in-person events is free of charge but registration is required. Registering once gives participants a pass to all the events. A list of hotels close to the conference facilities can be found here. Special hotel rates for WIF participants can be received by using the booking links in this document

You can access entire WIF 2023 program here

SSE members and key stakeholders are warmly invited to participate in all SSE events. If you or your CEOs are planning to join us in Abu Dhabi, please feel free to reach out to the SSE team for assistance. 

Key note

  • James Zhan
    Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD and Lead UNCTAD World Investment Forum


  • Georg Kell


  • Abdulla Salem Al Nuaimi
    Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
  • Mazen Wathaifi
    Amman Stock Exchange
  • Yianos Kantopoulos
    Athens Stock Exchange
  • Muhamad Umar Swift
    Bursa Malaysia
  • Heba El Serafi
    Vice President
    Egyptian Exchange
  • Alexander Stevens
  • Abena Amoah
    Ghana Stock Exchange
  • Iman Rachman
    Indonesia Stock Exchange
  • Martine Valcin
    Global Manager, ESG Advisory, Knowledge and Learning
  • Lois Guthrie
    Senior Technical Advisor
    IFRS Foundation
  • Kris Nathanail
    Senior Policy Advisor
  • Mikiko Takara
    Director, Sustainability Department
    Japan Exchange Group
  • Alina Aldambergen
    Kazakhstan Stock Exchange
  • Sohn Byung-doo
    Chairman & CEO
    Korea Exchange
  • Medet Nazaraliev
    Kyrgyz Stock Exchange
  • David Harris
    Head of Sustainable Finance Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships
    London Stock Exchange Group
  • Haitham bin Salem Al-Salmi
    Muscat Stock Exchange
  • Wendy Boit
    ESG Lead
    Nairobi Securities Exchange
  • Petr Koblic
    Prague Stock Exchange
  • Margarita Pirovska
    Director of Policy
    Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Hassan Dudde
    Somali Stock Exchange
  • Sunil Benimadhu
    Stock Exchange of Mauritius
  • Soraphol Tulayasathien
    Head of Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Development
    Stock Exchange of Thailand
  • Paul Bwiso
    Uganda Securities Exchange
  • Riham ElGizy
    Regional Voluntary Carbon Market Company
  • Anthony Miller
    Chief Coordinator

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.