Partnerships


Target 17.6*: Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries.


Stock Exchanges can engage by:

  • 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.
  • Join the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)’s sustainability working group. The Sustainability Working Group undertakes original research, promote the discussion over ESG issues among the members of WFE and makes recommendations to member exchanges.

Investors can engage by:

  • 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.
  • Engage with the SSE as an investor supporter. To learn more contact Elodie Feller at elodie.feller@unep.org.
  • 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.

Companies can engage by:

  • 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. EmailĀ Danielle.Chesebrough@unpri.org for more information.
  • Incentivise stock exchanges and regulators to define disclosure requirements by showing your support for SSE Campaigns, updating your corporation’s reporting practices to include ESG information, and sharing expertise in ESG reporting with your peers.
  • Host a workshop on a specific topic. The SSE would be happy to help you in this endeavour.

Regulators and policy makers can engage by:

  • Join the SSE’s Regulator Working Group. For more information contact info@sseinitiative.org
  • 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;
  • Strengthen relevant international bodies responsible for equity markets in order to equip them to better address sustainability issues;
  • Participate in the SSE’s Regional and Global Dialogues, workshops and advisory groups to ensure your market’s sustainability and leadership.

*Like many UN initiatives, the SSE looks to the SDGs to help focus its activities. The SDGs cover a broad range of environmental and social targets categorized into 17 goals and 169 targets. Of these, the SSE focuses on five SDG targets that are particularly relevant for stock exchanges.