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March 2024 News Highlights

This month includes news from the Amman Stock Exchange, BIVA, B3 and more. Monthly news highlights are compiled by the SSE to give an overview of the capital markets' sustainability news from that month. You can subscribe to our monthly news highlights by clicking here.

SSE INITIATIVE NEWS EVENTS 

SSE Launches toolkit for exchanges to help guide markets on the new IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards


 (16 January 2024) In response to demand from SSE Partner Exchanges for support on the new sustainability disclosure standards recently launched by the IFRS Foundation, the SSE and its partners developed a toolkit to help exchanges and market participants. This toolkit includes a new Model Guidance that has been reviewed by the IFRS International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). 

Stock exchanges engage stakeholders on sustainability

NEW YORK, Geneva- Partner Exchanges of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative have begun publishing a Communication to Stakeholders to engage capital market participants in a dialogue on responsible investment and sustainable business practices. The Communication explains each exchange’s approach to promoting sustainability among investors and companies.  These are the first such disclosures done by exchanges through the SSE.

SSE Teams up with IFC to strengthen ESG disclosure by listed companies across emerging markets

(23 October 2018) The UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative and the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have initiated a collaboration to raise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards across emerging capital markets. Announced at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva, the new work stream seeks to strengthen ESG disclosure and reporting requirements for listed companies across emerging markets by providing technical assistance to stock exchange engagement.