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May 2024 News Highlights

This month includes news from Bahrain Bourse, Boursa Kuwait, Bursa Malaysia and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets' sustainability news from that month.

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Nasdaq Fireside Chat with UN SSE on Carbon Markets & Net Zero

(29 May 2024, Barcelona) Nasdaq hosted a Fireside Chat with UN SSE Chief Coordinator Anthony Miller and WFE CEO Nandini Sukumar on the topic of Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) and the Net Zero efforts of exchanges. Moderated by Roland Chai, the President of European Market Services for Nasdaq​, the session explored the growing interest among exchanges and other financial market infrastructure companies in VCMs and the broader Net Zero movement. 

UN SSE and NASDAQ empower graphic design students and promote gender equality

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (UN SSE) initiative joined forces with Nasdaq for an annual collaboration raising awareness about improving gender equality. The collaboration, which results in a gender-equality themed animation projected on the NADSAQ tower in Time Square, has an added benefit of empowering young graphic design students to think big. 

Stock Exchanges from around the world welcome new UN Sustainable Development Goals

(New York, 24 September 2015) – As world leaders gather in New York to launch the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), capital market leaders are gathered to welcome these new global goals on sustainability. Chief capital market regulators and CEOs of stock exchanges, investment houses, and large companies joined senior UN officials for the Sustainable Stock Exchanges’ (SSE) SDG Leaders Luncheon hosted by the New York Stock Exchange.

Tunis Stock Exchange joins UN initiative, focused on promoting sustainable economic growth

(Geneva, 25 October 2015)  Tunisia’s  stock exchange has made a public commitment to the sustainability and transparency of capital markets in the newly transitioned country by becoming a United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Partner Exchange.

Shortly after signing its commitment to the initiative, Tunis Stock Exchange CEO Mr. Bilel Sahnoun said they “will be focusing on increasing listed companies’ transparency and commitment to environmental, social and corporate governance issues.”

The Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative welcomes its 60th partner exchange

(16 September 2016)  The Sydney Stock Exchange has become the 60th Partner Exchange of the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and first Australian exchange to join this global partnership. The Sydney Exchange intends to make use of the SSE platform to improve transparency and further enable ethical and sustainable interactions in their marketplace.

Exchange in Focus: NYSE launches central repository of ESG reporting resources

(New York 3 March) This week the New York Stock Exchange, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, launched a new central repository of ESG reporting resources on its website. Accompanied by a statement in support of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, the new webpage includes a range of tools for listed companies to better understand environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure.