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 to improve transparency on ESG information for investors.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Waygood (Aviva Investors) and Toby Heaps (Corporate Knights) join the PRI’s Danielle Chesebrough to discuss the current state of sustainability reporting, and identify the key next steps exchanges, regulators, investors and international organizations (such as IOSCO and IASB) should take to
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.