The Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
"Stock exchanges are uniquely positioned at the intersection between investors, companies, and regulators. As such they can play a key role in promoting responsible investment and sustainable development."
Mr. James Zhan
Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
2012 SSE Global Dialogue in Rio di Janiero, Brazil

Sustainable Stock Exchanges 


The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges (in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies) can promote responsible investment for sustainable development.

Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York City in 2009, the SSE is a UN initiative, co-organized by UNCTAD (Investment and Enterprise Division), the  UN Global Compact, the United Nations Environment Programmes Finance Initiative, and the Principles for Responsible Investment.

The SSE initiative invites exchanges globally to become a Partner Stock Exchange within the SSE by making a voluntary public commitment to promote improved environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure and performance among listed companies. In addition, the SSE welcomes participation from securities regulators, investors, companies and other key stakeholders within its Consultative Group.

The SSE's flagship event is its biennial Global Dialogues, it provides research and guidance material and it develops new work streams in response specific stakeholder requests.

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28 September 2015Stock Exchanges from around the world welcome new UN Sustainable Development Goals
17 April 2015Stock Exchanges Engage Stakeholders on Sustainability
16 April 2015Sustainable Stock Exchanges Model Guidance closes first round of consultations
27 March 2015Romanian Financial Market Moves Forward on Sustainability
11 March 2015Stock Exchanges Around the World Ring the Bell for Gender Equality
10 March 2015Nairobi Securities Exchange Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
13 October 2014Report finds substantial progress on sustainability initiatives at 55 Stock Exchanges
28 August 2014Mexican Stock Exchange Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
21 July 2014 Colombian Securities Exchange Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
11 June 2014UNCTAD welcomes London Stock Exchange to Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
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