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UNCTAD presents SSE at UN Partnership Exchange

17 July 2017

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was invited to present the work of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative at the UN headquarters at a high-level political forum highlighting UN Partnerships with the private sector.

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Inaugural Italian Sustainability Day

10 July 2017

More than 300 participants registered for Borsa Italiana’s inaugural Italian Sustainability Day. Opened by the CEO of Borsa Italiana, the gathering fostered dialogue between companies and investors on material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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SSE supports FSB Task Force call

30 June 2017

With the release of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations, the SSE Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information has been updated, encouraging exchanges to support its implementation and include it as a resource to educate issuers.

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ASX joins the SSE

26 June 2017

Australia’s largest stock exchange, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), has signed a voluntary commitment to promote long-term sustainable investment and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure and performance among its issuers.

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SSE presents on disclosure and SDGs

20-21 June 2017

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative was asked to present on a panel organized by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on the key developments and trends in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting frameworks, guidelines, and standards and their alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Chittagong exchange joins the SSE

5 June 2017

Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited (CSE) is the first Bangladeshi Stock Exchange to join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

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Green finance work stream launch

4 May 2017

This week the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative launched its Green Finance workstream with a meeting of advisory group members in Geneva.

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NZX joins the SSE

18 April 2017

The New Zealand stock exchange, NZX Limited, announced that it is joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. This comes alongside a commitment to substantively update the NZX’s Corporate Governance Code.

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Seven stock exchanges launch ESG reporting guidance

23 March 2017

Today, seven stock exchanges fulfilled their commitment to the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) campaign to provide guidance to issuers on ESG reporting.

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Bells Ring around the world to signal that Gender Equality is fundamental to business

6 March 2017

Today, UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative launched a new report with GIZ, which highlights how exchanges can and are advancing UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality.

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NYSE launches central repository of ESG reporting resources

3 March 2017

This week the New York Stock Exchange, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, launched a new central repository of ESG reporting resources on its website.

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LSE Group Launches Guide to ESG Reporting

9 February 2017

Today the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE Group) brought together over 100 financial leaders from institutional investment firms and listed companies for the launch of LSE Group’s new Guide to ESG Reporting.

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Capital Market Leaders Gather in Marrakesh to Promote Green Finance

16 November 2016

While political leaders convened in Marrakesh for the United Nations Climate Summit (COP22), capital market leaders from around the world came together to discuss how regulators, stock exchanges and investors can promote the growing area of green finance, particularly in developing countries.

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MENA region capital market leaders gather to promote sustainable finance

26 October 2016

Stock exchange CEOs from Egypt, Jordan, and Qatar met with capital market regulators from Morocco, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) regional dialogue held in Dubai as part of the UNEP FI Global Roundtable 2016.

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Dubai Financial Market hosts special bell-ringing ceremony to celebrate UNEP FI’s Global Roundtable

24 October 2016

In celebration of UNEP-FI’s Global Roundtable being hosted in Dubai, The Dubai Financial Markets (DFM) organized a special bell-ringing ceremony.

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The Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative welcomes its 60th partner exchange

16 September 2016

The Sydney Stock Exchange has become the 60th Partner Exchange of the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and first Australian exchange to join this global partnership.

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New Global Agenda: Capital market leaders explore market based opportunities

6 September 2016

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative held the 2016 Global Dialogue with market leaders alongside the PRI In Person event in Singapore to discuss the importance of sustainable finance.

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Singapore Exchange furthers its commitment to sustainability by joining United Nations initiative

6 September 2016

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative welcomes Singapore Exchange (SGX) as the 59th partner exchange while at the SSE 2016 Global Dialogue in Singapore.

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United Nations and stock exchanges engage on green finance

20 July 2016

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative brought together capital market leaders at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya to identify their role in financing the transition to a green economy.

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Three more African exchanges join United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative

20 July 2016

The stock exchanges of Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania announced their partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative this afternoon at the SSE Executive Dialogue on Green Finance in Nairobi, Kenya. CEOs of all three exchanges participated in the dialogue, which looked at the role stock exchanges can play in financing the transition to a green economy.

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Tanzania’s capital markets align interests with UN initiative for sustainability and transparency

29 June 2016

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE), Tanzania’s only stock exchange, is the newest Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

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DFM joins UN initiative to promote sustainability, performance and transparency in capital markets

15 June 2016

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) today announced that it has become a Partner Exchange member of the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, as part of a global effort to promote sustainability of performance and transparency in capital markets.

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Seychelles stock exchange makes a double commitment to sustainability

18 April 2016

Trop-X (Seychelles) Limited, the Seychelles’ licensed securities exchange has made a public commitment to the sustainability and transparency of capital markets in Seychelles by joining the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and committing to the SSE’s global campaign to close the ESG guidance gap.

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Belarus joins global movement for sustainable capital markets

1 April 2016

The Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange has signed a commitment to join 50 other Stock Exchanges from around the world in promoting sustainable and transparent capital markets as a United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative Partner Exchange.

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Stock exchange global campaign gathers momentum

30 March 2016

The Nairobi Securities Exchange and Qatar Stock Exchange are the latest two exchanges to join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) campaign to close the ESG guidance gap. This global campaign seeks to have all stock exchanges in the world provide guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting to issuers in their markets.

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Latest UN SSE Partner Exchange leader in green bond listings

16 March 2016

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative celebrates today the Luxembourg Stock Exchange committing to working with the UN to create sustainable and transparent capital markets by becoming an SSE Partner Exchange. As the SSE’s 50th Partner Exchange, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange brings with it a wealth of experience in listing green bonds and green finance.

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Amman Stock Exchange joins United Nations initiative for sustainable and transparent capital markets and raises awareness for gender equality

10 March 2016

The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) expressed its commitment to promoting socially and environmentally responsible business and sustainable investment by joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative as a Partner Exchange. In addition to announcing their commitment, the ASE participated in the SSE’s annual “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” awareness raising event last week.

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Stock exchanges worldwide “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality”

8 March 2016

These thirty-four exchanges join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) InitiativeUN Global CompactIFC,UN WomenWomen in ETFs and the World Federation of Stock Exchanges to  “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” and highlight the business case for women’s economic empowerment, as well as opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

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Seven Nasdaq Exchanges Join Global Campaign for ESG Disclosure

7 March 2016

Nasdaq announced today that its Nordic and Baltic exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius have committed to produce a guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure for listed companies by the end of 2016. Nasdaq Nordic is proud to join the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative’s “Campaign to Close the ESG Guidance Gap”.

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Five more stock exchanges join global campaign for ESG disclosure

1 March 2016

Stock exchanges from Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway and Spain have just announced their public commitment to produce a guidance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure by the end of 2016.

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Global Market Leaders Gather in Paris to Support UN Climate Talks

7 December 2015

As political leaders from around the world gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Summit (COP21), global capital market leaders also came together to discuss how stock exchanges, investors and regulators can support the global climate agenda. The gathering of CEOs kicked off with a special opening bell ceremony at Euronext Paris dedicated to the UN climate summit.

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SSE co-hosts China’s third annual Social Investment Forum

10 November 2015

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative co-hosted the third annual China SIF (Social Investment Forum) taking place in China’s capital city Beijing on 10 November. The forum’s thematic focus this year was on green finance and sustainable stock exchanges, looking at how to reach a balance between exchange-led voluntary initiatives and compulsory requirements.

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WFE Reinforces UN SSE Model Guidance, Produces Metrics

4 November 2015

The Chair of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Sustainability Working Group (SWG), Evan Harvey announced at the SSE Regional Dialogue in Helsinkiearlier this month the release of new WFE recommendation on ESG reporting. The guidance recommends use of the SSE Model Guidance released in September. “As contributors to the UN SSE Model Guidance, we believe that every exchange should start with that document. It provides a cogent summary of the value drivers behind exchange advocacy for better ESG reporting,” the WFE recommendation reads.

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Nordic Capital Markets Join Global Movement for Sustainable Development

4 November 2015

Eight stock exchanges from Nordic countries joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The announcement came at a special gathering of the region’s exchanges in Helsinki, Finland, organized by UNCTAD, UN Global Compact, UNEP Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment, hosted by Nasdaq Helsinki. Now with more than half of the world’s major exchanges involved, stock exchanges are emerging as a powerful voice for responsible business.

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Tunis Stock Exchange joins UN initiative, focused on promoting sustainable economic growth

25 October 2015

Tunisia’s stock exchange has made a public commitment to the sustainability and transparency of capital markets in the newly transitioned country by becoming a United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Partner Exchange.

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Stock Exchanges from around the world welcome new UN Sustainable Development Goals

24 September 2015

As world leaders gather in New York to launch the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), capital market leaders are gathered to welcome these new global goals on sustainability. Chief capital market regulators and CEOs of stock exchanges, investment houses, and large companies joined senior UN officials for the Sustainable Stock Exchanges’ (SSE) SDG Leaders Luncheon hosted by the New York Stock Exchange.

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Private Sector and United Nations Join Forces to Enhance Transparency on ESG Information Across Global Markets

8 September 2015

Representatives of the SSE initiative, along with nearly 100 investors, gathered at the London Stock Exchange for the morning’s market open to officially launch the SSE’s new resource for exchanges: the Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information to Investors: A Voluntary Tool For Stock Exchanges to Guide Issuers. The ceremony also marks the start of a global campaign to have all exchanges provide their issuers written guidance on reporting ESG information by the end of 2016.

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SSE Co-Hosts Regulator Awareness-Raising Meeting in Nigeria

2 July 2015

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, through the United Nations Environment Program’s Finance Initiative and Nigeria’s Financial Services Regulation Coordinating Committee (FSRCC), have brought together senior officials and Board Members across the full spectrum of the Nigerian financial regulatory community to raise awareness and build capacity around the concept of Sustainable Finance.

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LatinSIF Offers SSE Partner Exchanges Scholarships to Bolster Responsible Investment Community in Latin America & Caribbean

25 May 2015

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and the Latin American Sustainable Investment Forum (LatinSIF) are unveiling scholarships for five selected SSE Partner Exchanges plus other representatives from the capital markets in the region to participate in the responsible investment training course (called ‘RI Fundamentals’) of the PRI Academy at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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Korea Exchange joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

19 May 2015

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and CEO of the Korea Exchange (KRX) announced the commitment of KRX to the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

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South East Asian Capital Market Leaders Pursue Sustainable Business Agenda

Part of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Regional Dialogue series

18 May 2015

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative held its first Regional Dialogue for South East Asia in the heart of Bangkok, involving more than 150 participants from 13 countries. Hosted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand and opened by Thai Minister of Finance H.E. Sommai Phasee, UNCTAD Secretary General Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi and UNEP Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Kaveh Zahedi, this unique platform convened capital market leaders to tackle the most relevant and pressing sustainability topics in the region’s capital markets.

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CEO of SSE Partner Exchange in Nairobi shapes Green Growth agenda

14 May 2015

CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange, an SSE Partner Exchange, met with investment experts in Nairobi to prioritize green growth in investments and reshape the investment landscape at the first Regional Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) Africa Conference. The event was co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Denmark and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

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Stock Exchanges Engage Stakeholders on Sustainability

15 April 2015

Partner Exchanges of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative have begun publishing a Communication to Stakeholders to engage capital market participants in a dialogue on responsible investment and sustainable business practices.

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SSE Model Guidance Closes First Round of Consultations

10 April 2015

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative has brought to a close the first round of consultations on a Model Guidance aimed to assist both exchanges and companies with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting and related issues.

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Romanian Financial Market Moves Forward on Sustainability

27 March 2015

Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) signs commitment letter to join the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative; pledges to promote more sustainable investments and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure in the Romanian financial market.

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Nairobi Securities Exchange Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

10 March 2015

Nairobi Securities Exchange officially joins United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. CEO Geoffrey Otieno Odundo declared, “Nairobi Securities Exchange firmly believes that a sustainable capital market is critical to the attainment of sustainable long-term economic growth in Kenya and the East African Community.”

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Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

9 March 2015

Stock exchanges from around the world joined UN Women, UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative to ring their opening or closing bells in support of gender equality and to highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

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Egyptian Exchange “Rings the Bell for Gender Equality”, Kicks off Global Series of events with SSE Partner Exchanges

3 March 2015

The Egyptian Exchange held the first of a series of bell ringing ceremonies to raise awareness of gender equality initiatives and efforts world wide, signaling its commitment to equality and sustainability.This series of events is organized by UN Women, the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, with support from local partners and similar events will be held with SSE Partner Exchanges in Nigeria, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, India and New York.

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In Regional Dialogue, Latin American Partner Exchanges Zero in on Transparency & Investor Demand

10 February 2015

Latin America’s four largest stock exchanges gathered in Colombia for the first Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Regional Dialogue: LatAm & Caribbean. The regional version of the flagship SSE Global Dialogue was facilitated by the SSE, hosted by the Colombian Securities Exchange (BVC), and sponsored by the Latin American Sustainable Investment Forum (LatinSIF).

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Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago inks commitment to UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative

5 December 2014

Chilean stock exchange Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago has signed its commitment letter, officially becoming a Partner Exchange of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. With Santiago’s commitment, all four exchanges in the Integrated Latin American Market (known as MILA for its Spanish initials) – Santiago, LimaColombia and Mexico – are now Partner Exchanges of the SSE.

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SSE at Center of Calls for Action at the IV International Forum on Sustainability in Santiago, Chile

7 November 2014

On November 7, 2014 the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative featured prominently at the IV International Forum on Sustainability: Indexes and Sustainability Reporting Among Stock Exchanges in Santiago, Chile. Sarah Bostwick of the United Nations Global Compact, a co-organizer of the SSE, emphasized in her remarks that the very existence of the SSE is a positive indicator of the progress stock exchanges around the world are making to promote corporate sustainability in their markets.

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Borsa Istanbul starts calculating BIST Sustainability Index

4 November 2014

Borsa Istanbul, a member of the SSE Initiative, launched its Sustainability Index on November 4, 2014. The launch of the Index comes after many months of preparation including a joint workshop held with the SSE in January 2014. The CEO of Borsa Istanbul, Dr. Ibrahim M. Turhan, recently spoke about the new Sustainability Index at the SSE 2014 Global Dialogue, held in Geneva 14 October.

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2014 SSE Global Dialogue – Press Release

14 October 2014

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted its fourth and largest Global Dialogue at the Palais des Nations in Geneva during UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum. The initiative’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue convened CEOs of stock exchanges, companies and institutional investors, alongside high-level policy makers and capital market regulators. This unique gathering offered a global platform to demonstrate leadership and understanding of the sustainability-related opportunities and challenges facing the capital markets today.

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2014 SSE Report on Progress released

8 October 2014

Released in early October, the SSE 2014 Report on Progress frames the discussion of the SSE 2014 Global Dialogue. A review of sustainability initiatives at 55 exchanges found substantial progress, engagement, and a set of emerging best practices among exchanges regarding promotion of sustainability reporting and sustainable business practices more generally. However it also recognized clear potential for the sector to do more. The report notes that many developments in the policy and regulatory landscape have been supportive of late, and highlights practical measures that policy makers and stock exchanges can take to promote sustainability, even in the face of systemic obstacles to sustainable capital markets.

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Deutsche Börse joins the UN SSE initiative

1 October 2014

Deutsche Börse has joined the United Nation’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative (SSE) becoming the 14th announced member. 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. Read more


The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is the newest member of the SSE Initiative

10 September 2014

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has publicly announced that they have joined the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, making them the first Southeast Asian country to pledge their commitment to the promotion of sustainability within their capital markets. This gives the SSE a strong partner in the region to advance the integration of environmental and social risk factors into decision making. Read more


The Mexican Stock Exchange (“BMV”) joins the SSE Initiative

26 August 2014

BMV Group announced its adhesion as a Partner Exchange to the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative. The initiative is the learning platform to explore how stock exchanges can work together with investors, regulators and companies to improve corporate transparency and eventually performance in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in order to foster responsible and long-term investment approaches. Read more…     en Español


Colombian Securities Exchange Joins UN’s SSE Initiative

22 July 2014

The Colombian Securities Exchange (BVC for its Spanish initials) announced that it will partner with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges(SSE) initiative. Colombia is now the second Latin American exchange to join the SSE, along with ten others from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. This diversification enables shared learning, with sustainable business practices reaching greater parts of the world. Read more…


UNEP-FI Launches Integrated Governance Report

16 June 2014

UNEP-FI launched the report, Integrated Governance – A new model of governance for sustainability, as its newest contribution to the sustainable investment field. Prepared in collaboration with leading governance experts from Harvard Business School and UNEP-FI’s Asset Management Working Group (AMWG). Read more…


London Stock Exchange Partners with United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

2 June 2014

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group announced that it will partner with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, joining nine other exchanges in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia to promote sustainable business practices among publicly listed companies worldwide.  Read more…


SSE Assists with Borsa Istanbul’s Sustainability Index

23 January 2014

The SSE and Sabanci University hosted a workshop in Istanbul to assist with the development of a new sustainability index for the Borsa Istanbul stock exchange. Executive Vice President of Borsa Istanbul Mustafa Kemal Yilmaz welcomed participants and  invited them to contribute to the development process of the new sustainability index with Borsa Istanbul plans to launch later this year. Read more…


Warsaw Stock Exchange Becomes Latest SSE Partner

17 December 2013

The Warsaw Stock Exchange published the new portfolio of the socially responsible company index RESPECT. In the seventh edition of the project, 23 companies listed on the Main Market have been successfully verified for parameters of corporate social responsibility and put in the index portfolio. They include the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Read more…


Nigerian Stock Exchange joins SSE Initiative

29 October 2013

The Nigerian Stock Exchange was the latest exchange to join the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, at a bilateral meeting with UNCTAD on the sidelines of this year’s annual conference of the World Federation of Exchanges, in Mexico City. Read more…


SSE-NYSE Euronext Event

24 July 2013

The SSE initiative and NYSE Euronext organized a special reception and closing bell ceremony to commemorate NYSE’s partnering with the SSE to promote sustainable capital markets.  NYSE Euronext’s commitment signals the significance of sustainability to the private sector globally. Read more…


A New Phase of the SSE Begins at the 2012 Global Dialogue

18 June 2012

At the 2012 Global Dialogue, a new phase of the SSE initiative was launched with the five participating stock exchanges — BM&FBovespa, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Egyptian Exchange and NASDAQ OMX – making a public commitment to promoting sustainability in their markets and thus officially joining the SSE as Partner Exchanges. Read more…


Launch of the SSE

2 November 2009

Address by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to
the inaugural Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2009 Global Dialogue in New York City Read more…

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