Exchange in Focus: Costa Rica holds first responsible investment workshop

(17 May 2019) The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica and the Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre organized the First Responsible Investment Workshop, which was held on May 17, 2019. The workshop was aimed at institutional investors, asset managers, financial and investment analysts, as well as professionals from companies in charge of corporate sustainability and finance areas that maintain relationships with investors. It is also open to the participation of business advisers.

“The objective is to create awareness of the value that responsible investments provide by considering environmental, social, and corporate governance factors in the analysis and investment processes. The companies and investors that attended got the knowledge and techniques to understand and implement responsible investments in their organizations”, said Zdenka Piskulich, Executive Director of the Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre.

“Responsible investment is a new investment trend worldwide and it is increasingly demanded by investors. Costa Rica has a great potential to attract this kind of investment, that is why the national stock exchange of Costa Rica is interested in training our institutional investors and other market participants. This workshop is just one more effort, our exchange does, in order to promote the sustainability through the capitals market,” said María Brenes, Director of Development and Corporate Relations of the National Stock Exchange.

The agenda topics included:

  • Evolution of responsible investment.
  • How to incorporate responsible investment into the investment policies of a company
  • How to analyze a responsible investment
  • Strategies, principles and components of responsible investment.
  • International standards.

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The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica is an SSE Partner Exchange since May 2018


About Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre

It is a private organization, which seeks the conservation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems in perpetuity, through the manegement of environmental funds and partnerships with governments, the private sector and civil society.

About National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica

It is a corporation whose mission is to promote the development of the capital market and access to it, in order to contibute to economic growth. The capital market is an alternative source of financing for compnies, where investors are contacted with companies that require financing. The National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica is part of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Inititative, and therefore it is interested in promoting initatives from the capital market in favor of sustainable develpment.

About the SSE

The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.

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