Building responsible capital markets
This executive dialogue will bring together CEOs of stock exchanges, large institutional investors and issuers, along with senior securities regulators, to examine how stock exchanges can promote sustainable business practices and responsible capital markets. The dialogue is co-organized by UNCTAD, the Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment.
Viewing sustainability from a policy perspective: the role of capital markets
This session examines the role key actors in capital markets can play to promote sustainable development. The session will review current best practices and highlight challenges and opportunities for the future.
This session will address the following questions
- How are asset-owners and managers integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their investment policies?
- What role can stock exchanges play: experiences with ESG indices and disclosure rules?
- How has the financial crisis changed the way regulators view systemic risk, and how does this relate to long term sustainability risks?