The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how stock exchanges – in collaboration with policy makers, investors, regulators and companies – can promote responsible investment for sustainable development. The 2014 Global Dialogue of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative convened securities regulators, stock exchange executives, institutional investors, CEOs and ministers to identify ways to harness capital markets for sustainable development. A joint UN initiative co-organized by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
Elements for the debate
- What role can stock exchanges, regulators and investors play to improve the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of companies?
- What are the experiences of listed companies relating to promoting ESG?
- What are the main challenges for taking this agenda forward?
- Following on developments since the 2012 Sustainable Stock Exchanges Dialogue, how can momentum be maintained over the next twelve months?
- How can exchanges and other capital market participants contribute to the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals?
- What next steps can be taken by regulators, investors, ministers and stock exchanges collectively?