The Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative – a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI – announced today the launch of its new ESG Guidance Database.
The SSE aims to help enable multiple stakeholders, including investors, companies (issuers), regulators, and policymakers to enhance performance on ESG issues and encourage sustainable investment. One on the key objectives under this mission has been to foster increased disclosure of ESG information. To this end, in 2015, SSE launched its Model Guidance on Reporting ESG Information to Investors aimed to help exchanges guide issuers on ESG disclosure. More than half of the SSE’s members have now published guidance.
With the new database launched today, the SSE is making available a comprehensive list of all stock exchange ESG guidance documents in the world. Additionally, the new database includes an analysis of major ESG reporting instruments referenced in stock exchange guidance documents. The database is intended to supplement the original SSE model guidance by facilitating peer-to-peer learning and benchmarking among exchanges.
Click here to see the new ESG Guidance Database