London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is delighted to announce that it has joined the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative as a Partner Exchange.
To mark the occasion UNCTAD Secretary-General (United Nations Under Secretary-General) Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi opened trading this morning.
The UN SSE Initiative aims to provide an effective peer-to-peer dialogue among global exchanges, encouraging sustainable investment, while also enhancing corporate transparency on environmental, social and corporate governance issues. The SSE initiative was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York in 2009 and has nine Partner Exchanges around the world. LSEG will become the 10th Partner Exchange. The creation of SSE has provided stock exchanges with an opportunity to play an important leadership role in promoting sustainable business practices.