“The UN’s Model Guidance and the collaborative efforts of investors… have the potential to trigger historic improvements in how global financial markets behave.” – Forbes 2015
All stock exchanges that are members of the SSE or the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) providing listed companies with guidance on sustainability reporting.
Committed Exchanges, Class of 2016
|Exchange||Date Committed||Commitment Met|
|Vietnam – HoChiMinh Stock Exchange||Q3 2015|
|Qatar - Qatar Stock Exchange||Q1 2016|
|Egypt - Egyptian Exchange||Q3 2015|
|Norway – Oslo Børs||Q1 2016|
|Spain – Bolsas y Mercados Españoles||Q1 2016|
|Kazahkstan – Kazakhstan Stock Exchange||Q1 2016|
|Chile – Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago||Q3 2015|
|Denmark – Nasdaq Copenhagen||Q1 2016|
|Estonia – Nasdaq Tallinn||Q1 2016|
|Finland – Nasdaq Helsinki||Q1 2016|
|Iceland – Nasdaq Iceland||Q1 2016|
|Italy – Borsa Italiana (LSE Group)||Q3 2015|
|Kenya – Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)||Q1 2016|
|Latvia – Nasdaq Riga||Q1 2016|
|Lithuania – Nasdaq Vilnius||Q1 2016|
|Mexico – Bolsa Mexicana de Valores||Q1 2016|
|Morocco – Bourse de Casablanca||Q1 2016|
|Nigeria – Nigerian Stock Exchange||Q3 2015|
|Romania – Bucharest Stock Exchange||Q3 2015|
|Seychelles – Trop-X||Q2 2016|
|Sweden – Nasdaq Stockholm||Q1 2016|
|UK – London Stock Exchange||Q3 2015|
|Vietnam – Hanoi Stock Exchange||Q3 2015|
Exchanges Providing Guidance Documents
In September 2015 when the SSE launched its Model Guidance for exchanges, less than one third of stock exchanges around the world were providing guidance to issuers on reporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. This gap in guidance on ESG reporting leads to incomplete corporate information, creating a challenge for investors seeking a comprehensive view of a company’s material issues. The purpose of the Model Guidance compiled by the SSE is to help exchanges address this need by providing a model, or template, that exchanges can use to develop their own, custom guidance.
Based on the SSE Model Guidance, the World Federation of Exchanges has created a set of recommendations to its member exchanges on how to implement their own sustainability policies. The WFE Guidance & Recommendations identifies material ESG metrics which exchanges can incorporate into disclosure guidance to companies listed on their market. The metrics lay out 34 key performance indicators that are built off of the SSE guidance.
See how you can help close the guidance gap. Email info@SSEinitiative.org for more information.