Global challenges – from climate change and gender equality to job creation and poverty reduction – require multilateral and multi-stakeholder solutions. To help address these international challenges, the Sustainable Stock Exchange serves as a platform for promoting good practice among stock exchanges, which are uniquely positioned to influence their markets in ways that few other actors can.

Part I of this report analyses the sustainability activities undertaken by the world’s stock exchanges. The last two years have seen a significant growth in stock exchange activities promoting sustainability and transparency in their markets. As of the third quarter of 2018, 78 stock exchanges had committed to promoting sustainable and transparent markets by joining the SSE, and 66 stock exchanges were engaging with at least one of the six sustainability activities tracked by the SSE.

Part II of this report provides an analysis of the disclosure practices of more than 4,300 companies listed on 35 stock exchanges around the world.

Download the SSE 2018 Report on Progress here.

About the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative

The SSE is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges—in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies—can encourage sustainable investment and enhance corporate transparency, and ultimately performance, on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues. The SSE is convened by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information on specific exchanges’ sustainability efforts, how to become a Partner Stock Exchange, and further opportunities to advance the integration of sustainability within capital markets, visit