(Frankfurt, 1 October 2014) Deutsche Börse has joined the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE). The aim of the initiative, founded by the UN Secretary-General in 2009, is to promote the collaboration of stock exchanges with investors, regulators and companies in order to enhance corporate transparency and commitment to environmental, social and corporate governance issues and to encourage sustainable investment.
“We are very pleased to be joining the SSE initiative. The organisation of transparent and secure capital markets of integrity is Deutsche Börse’s core business. The SSE platform is a good opportunity to intensify the dialogue between global stock exchange organisations regarding the future viability of the financial markets,” said Hauke Stars, member of the Deutsche Börse Executive Board.
Deutsche Börse would like to actively use the SSE platform to discuss best practice approaches in sustainability in order to make the results available to the international capital markets. Further aims are to define the role of stock exchanges within the global sustainability movement and to dovetail the SSE with parallel initiatives.
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