Qatar's bourse joins UN stock exchange initiative
The SSE initiative aims to explore how exchanges can enhance corporate transparency. (RT)
Qatar Stock Exchange said it has recently joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative and signed the voluntary commitment to advancing sustainability performance, transparency, and governance practices in QSE market.
Since its inauguration in 2009, many leading exchanges have joined the SSE Partner Exchanges.
According to the Qatari bourse, it has received a letter from the UN organisations responsible for the implementation of the SSE initiative, thanking them for making the voluntary commitment to advancing sustainability performance and transparency in the Qatari Market and for becoming a Partner Stock Exchange.
The SSE initiative serves as an important platform to explore ways that will help exchanges to work together as well as investors and regulators, policy makers and companies to promote sustainability and responsible investment through a series of work streams and events.
The SSE initiative aims to explore how exchanges can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment.
The Unctad, the UN Global Compact, the PRI and UNEP-FI, as the core organiser of the SSE Initiative, are also committed to supporting stock exchanges in this effort.
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