All Sustainable Stock Exchanges articles

  • Thought leadership

    Focusing on long-term investors in stock exchange innovation


    While traditional stock exchange business models can pull revenue from diverse sources depending on the exchange, companies listing on the exchange are often considered the primary client. One disruption playing out in the United States concerns exchanges taking a deeper focus on the needs of institutional investors.

  • Thought leadership

    Innovating stock exchanges to mobilize capital for impact


    Traditional stock exchanges are evolving their business practices to find more innovative ways to increase capital flows to sustainable companies and projects through both listed equity and bonds.

  • Thought leadership

    Stock exchange innovation: applications for blockchain


    For the past few years, financial institutions have been investing in blockchain technology with the idea that it could reduce the cost and complexity of many of its processes, ranging from payments and settlements to tracking shareholder assets.

  • Business models
    Thought leadership

    Evolving business models and new applications of technology by stock exchanges


    Evolving business models is not a new topic to stock exchanges. Historically, most exchanges were self-regulated, mutual bodies serving their broker members, and revenues were driven primarily by annual membership dues. Exchanges charged traders a fee to buy and sell stocks on a physical trading floor.

  • Podcasts logo

    Why closing the ESG information gap is smart business


    David Harris (Group Head of Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group), Christopher Szpojnarowicz (Company Secretary & Head of Legal, Unite Students) and James Corah (Head of Ethical and Responsible Investment, CCLA) join the PRI’s Nathan Fabian to discuss recent work by the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative and its partners ...

  • Blog post

    The groundswell of support to bring integrated reporting into the mainstream


    Since the global financial crisis in 2008, there has been a growing emphasis on the role of the investor as a steward or custodian of beneficiaries’ capital, which in turn has meant investors placing greater emphasis on companies sharing more about their long-term strategies.

  • PRI Web Page

    The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative

    The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG issues and encourage sustainable investment.