Global Stock Exchanges focus on Sustainability


The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organized 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.

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative has three inter-related pillars of activity: research, consensus building and technical assistance. The SSE builds its work on collaboration and partnerships for the greatest impact. The SSE aims to include representatives of all capital market stakeholders in all of its workstreams and has a network of stock exchanges, capital market regulators, investors, companies and other experts that engage with the SSE on a regular basis.