Sustainable Stock Exchanges
In support of the broader Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative, Aviva Investors launched an investor collaborative engagement with stock exchanges in 2009. To address market-wide and systemic issues, this ongoing engagement will communicate the investor’s perspective on responsible investment, what constitutes a sustainable stock exchange and the overarching need for enhanced ESG disclosure.
The overarching objective of the SSE Investor Working Group (SSE IWG) focuses on exchanges and their regulators enhancing listing rules and/or regulatory initiatives to require the disclosure of sustainability strategies among listed companies. The SSE IWG collaborates closely and provides strategic guidance to the SSE Initiative; it is separate in that it is driven directly by investors. The SSE Initiative works as a partnership between the UN and its affiliated organizations, stock exchanges and their regulators, investors, companies and additional ad-hoc partners. The PRI Initiative, UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact and UNEP-FI act as the core organizers of the SSE Initiative.