Partnerships


The SSE builds its work on collaboration and partnerships to amplify impact and to ensure a holistic approach. The SSE aims to include representatives of all capital market stakeholders in all of its workstreams and has a network of the stock exchanges, capital market regulators, investors, companies, policy makers and other experts that engage with the SSE on a regular basis. While the SSE engages first and foremost with stock exchanges, the other four key stakeholder groups are key to supporting stock exchange’s efforts in promoting and enhancing the sustainability and transparency of capital markets worldwide.

These five capital market stakeholders make up the SSE’s “five key stakeholder groups” with which the SSE  works, along with other key experts when appropriate:

Stock Exchanges

Stock exchanges are the SSE’s primary partners, and are invited to become an SSE Partner Exchange by signing a commitment letter stating the following:

We voluntarily commit, through dialogue with investors, companies and regulators, to promoting long-term sustainable investment and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure and performance among companies listed on our exchange.”

To further support stock exchanges in their sustainability commitment, the SSE invites all Partner Exchanges to participate in its events, join its thematic advisory groups, contribute to its research, and to participate in quarterly calls where the SSE and partners share new research, best practice and SSE updates.

If stock exchanges wish to engage with the SSE, they can:

  • Join the SSE as a Partner Exchange – there are no fees for being a member of the United Nations SSE. We only ask Partner Exchanges make a good faith effort to participate in our work streams as their time and resources permit. To find out more about becoming a Partner Exchange, you can visit our FAQ page or contact us at info@SSEinitiative.org
  • Make use of our guidance, tools and publications. Visit the SSE website’s publications section for guidance on advancing sustainability in your markets, or learn more about how you can enhance ESG disclosure, green finance, gender equality or partnerships in your market by visiting the our work section of the SSE website.

Capital Market Regulators

The SSE has always engaged securities regulators as a key stakeholder group given their close relationship with stock exchanges. While each market is unique, regulators can play an important role in supporting a stock exchanges efforts to promote long-term sustainable investment and improved ESG transparency.

If capital market regulators wish to engage with the SSE, they can:

  • Join the SSE’s Regulator Working Group. Email info(at)SSEinitiative.org for more information.
  • Engage in multi stakeholder dialogues on potential options that strengthen the regulatory environment, encourage long-term approaches to investment and encourage sustainability reporting that meets investors’ needs. Regulators are welcome at all of the SSE’s events, which can be found here;
  • Strengthen relevant international bodies responsible for equity markets in order to equip them to better address sustainability issues;

Investors

The SSE works with Investors via the PRI and UNEP-FI, two of the SSE’s organizers. Investors that work closely with the SSE have contributed to the SSE’s projects as well as proposed their own projects for engagement with stock exchanges and regulators on sustainability topics.

If investors wish to engage with the SSE, they can:

  • Join the PRI’s SSE Investor Working Group, chaired by Aviva Investors, that engages with stock exchanges and regulators to enhance listing rules and/or regulatory initiatives to require the disclosure of sustainability strategies among listed companies. Email info(at)SSEinitiative.org for more information.
  • Contribute to specific topics by joining one of the SSE’s Advisory Groups and participating in its quarterly calls.
  • Incentivise stock exchanges and regulators to define disclosure requirements by showing your support for SSE campaigns, investing in sustainable products, and making your interests known.
  • Participate in the SSE’s Regional and Global Dialogues, workshops and advisory groups to ensure your market’s sustainability and leadership.

Listed Companies

The SSE works with listed companies via the UN Global Compact, one of the SSE’s organizers.

If companies wish to engage with the SSE, they can:

  • Join the Global Compact’s SSE Corporate Working Group to lend your voice to the discussion and encourage your stock exchanges to undertake sustainability activities. Contribute to the global discussion on a baseline listing standard to improve transparency. Email info(at)SSEinitiative.org for more information.
  • Contribute to specific topics by joining one of the SSE’s Advisory Groups and participating in its quarterly calls.
  • Incentivise stock exchanges and regulators to define disclosure requirements by showing your support for SSE campaigns, investing in sustainable products, and making your interests known.
  • Participate in the SSE’s Regional and Global Dialogues, workshops and advisory groups to ensure your market’s sustainability and leadership.

Policy Makers

As a UN Partnership Program, policy makers play an integral role in the mandate and mission of the SSE initiative.

If policy makers wish to engage with the SSE, they can:

  • Support the SSE through sponsorship of its activities.
  • Participate in the SSE’s Regional and Global Dialogues, workshops and advisory groups to ensure your market’s sustainability and leadership.