Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2010 Session 1 (by invitation)

Viewing sustainability from a policy perspective: the role of capital markets
Session Type
Session Themes
Sustainable Stock Exchanges
Room number
Room 2A01
8 September 2010
10:30 - 12:30 Asia/Shanghai

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?


Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China
Chairman, International Organisation of Securities Commissions
CEO, Aviva Investors, United Kingdom
Chairman of the Board, Global Reporting Initiative, Senior Counsel and former Judge on the Supreme Court of South Africa, South Africa
CEO, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Turkey
Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact