SSE Global Dialogue

in partnership with UNGC, UNEP and PRI
Session Type
Session Themes
Sustainable Finance
Sustainable Stock Exchanges
Room number
Hall 3 Room 10-A
Contact Email
17 October 2023
09:30 - 12:30 Abu Dhabi

The SSE Global Dialogue is the largest global gathering of stock exchange CEOs exclusively devoted to sustainable finance. As the SSE’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue brings together CEOs from the SSE’s 130 Partner Exchanges around the world. Joining exchange CEOs in these high-level events are other capital market leaders including: chief security market regulators, CEOs from institutional investors and issuers and heads of standards setting bodies and other international organizations. This biennial event is a unique opportunity for capital market leaders to meet with their peers before a global audience to showcase their exchange’s contributions to the SDGs and shape the global agenda on sustainable finance. 

The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a UN Partnership Programme launched by the UN Secretary-General in New York City in 2009 and organized by UNCTAD (Investment and Enterprise Division), the UN Global Compact, UNEP (Finance Initiative) and the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policy makers and relevant international organizations can enhance performance on environmental, social and corporate governance issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Today the SSE counts over 130 Partner Exchanges around the world.

Past SSE Global Dialogues have taken place as part of the following events:

  • 2010 UNCTAD World Investment Forum in China
  • 2012 Global Compact Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum in Brazil
  • 2014 UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva
  • 2016 PRI-in-Person conference in Singapore
  • 2018 UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva
  • 2021 UNCTAD World Investment Forum Online

Session themes:

  • What role can stock exchanges play in mainstreaming standardized sustainability reporting, including climate disclosure?
  • What role can exchanges play in innovating and improving sustainability themed investment products, from equities, to bonds to derivatives?
  • What role can exchanges play in combating the climate crisis?
  • How are exchanges integrating sustainability into their market education programmes?
  • What do exchanges need from regulators and policy makers to improve the financing of the SDGs? What do regulators and policy makers need from exchange?
  • What are the main challenges for taking this agenda forward? What next steps can we collectively take as a group of exchanges?


Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD and Lead, UNCTAD World Investment Forum
Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia
Chief Executive Officer, Greenomy
Managing Director Ghana Stock Exchange
Chief Executive Officer, Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX)
Global Manager, Corporate Governance and ESG Advisory, Knowledge and Learning, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Senior Policy Advisor, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Chairperson, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Korea Exchange (KRX)
Chief Executive Officer, Kyrgyz Stock Exchange
Chief Executive Officer, Muscat Stock Exchange
Chief Executive Officer, Amman Stock Exchange
Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, Prague Stock Exchange
Director of Policy, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Chief Executive Officer, Somali Stock Exchange
Chief Executive Officer, Stock Exchange of Mauritius
Chief Executive Officer, Uganda Securities Exchange
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Voluntary Carbon Market Company
Chief Executive Officer, ATHEX Stock Exchange
Vice President, Egyptian Exchange
Head of Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Development, Stock Exchange of Thailand
ESG Lead and Senior Officer Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations, Nairobi Securities Exchange
Director, Sustainability Department, Japan Exchange Group
Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
Head of Sustainable Finance Strategy, London Stock Exchange Group
Senior Technical Advisor, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Chief Coordinator, UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges, UNCTAD


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