In collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organization, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a global platform for exploring how exchanges can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment. The SSE initiative seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building and providing technical assistance and advisory services.

Current research and advisory are focused on five topics: ESG Disclosure, Green Finance, Gender Equality, SME Growth, and Securities Regulation. The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. Stock exchanges are the SSE’s primary partners. When joining the initiative, the exchanges make a public commitment to advancing sustainability in their market. There are currently 100 SSE Partner Exchanges across the globe.

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