The Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2014 Global Dialogue

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) 2014 Global Dialogue was held on 14 October 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva as part of UNCTAD’s 2014 World Investment Forum. The SSE Global Dialogue is the initiative’s biennial flagship event. It provides a unique, high-level platform to explore how the world’s exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies to create more sustainable capital markets.

The SSE 2014 Global Dialogue was a 3.5 hour talk-show-style, high-level roundtable that stimulated unscripted discussion among the speakers without presentations or speeches. The moderator, well-known business reporter of BBC News, Ms. Tanya Beckett, facilitated a fast-paced and interactive dialogue. It featured over 30 government regulators, CEOs, and other high-level stakeholders with representatives of 10 of the largest 20 stock exchanges in attendance.

Held every two years, the SSE Global Dialogue is designed to bring together the key players in the field to analyze, promote and foster communication on stock exchanges’ sustainability-related activities. They are designed to demonstrate stock exchanges’ progress, while highlighting challenges and opportunities ahead. A core purpose is to facilitate the sharing of experiences that encourage exchanges and their regulators to enhance listing rules and/or regulatory initiatives to include the disclosure of sustainability strategies by listed companies.

To learn more about the event, click here to view the SSE 2014 Global Dialogue page.

One of the “World’s Best Sustainability Ideas” – Forbes Magazine

Named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Sustainability Ideas” and a finalist for the 2011 Katerva Sustainability Award, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges is an initiative aimed at exploring how exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies to enhance corporate transparency, and ultimately performance, on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage responsible long-term approaches to investment. 

Currently, sixteen exchanges have become partner exchanges to the SSE initiative, including BM&FBOVESPA, the Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange, BSE Ltd., the Colombian Securities Exchange (BVC), Deutsche Börse, the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), the Lima Stock Exchange (BVL), the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE), the Mexican Exchange (BMV), the NASDAQ OMX, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the NYSE, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

The SSE is co-organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Global Compact Office, the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.

You are welcome to download the SSE Brochure here.

For additional information about the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, please email


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