Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue

4th global dialogue
in partnership with the UN Global Compact, the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative
Session Type
Session Themes
Sustainable Stock Exchanges
Room number
14 October 2014
15:00 - 18:30 Europe/Zurich

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?


Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Chairman, Securities Commission of Brazil
Chairman, Securities Exchange Board of India, India
Chief Financial Adviser, Financial Supervisory Service, Republic of Korea
Chairman, Superintendency of the Securities Market of Peru
Vice Chairwoman, State Securities Commission of Vietnam
Deputy Director of International Relations, State Securities Commission of Vietnam
Board Member, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board - Former Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
CEO and Managing Director, Bombay Stock Exchange
CEO & Chairman, Borsa Istanbul
Executive Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange
Deputy CEO, Hochiminh Stock Exchange
Group CEO, Japan Exchange Group
CEO, Lima Stock Exchange
Vice Chairman, NASDAQ OMX
CEO and Managing Director, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd
CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange
CEO, Stock Exchange of Thailand
Group CEO, Aviva Group
CEO, Beltone Financial Holding
Deputy CEO, Ethos
Managing Director, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB)
President & COO, Moody’s Investors Service
Managing Director, Triodos Investment Management B.V.
Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Chairman, UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment
Director, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Member of the European Parliament (MEP), European Union


Journalist and Presenter, BBC World