A core group of five stock exchanges – NASDAQ OMX, BM&FBOVESPA, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) and The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) – announced a commitment to promote long-term, sustainable investment in their markets. The endorsements came during the UNEP FI-co-convened Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2012 Global Dialogues, held at the Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio de Janeiro. It comes amid high-profile discussions among governments on the role of the private sector – including finance – in building a green economy and the importance of corporate sustainability reporting, on the eve of Rio+20. The leading exchanges, with over 4,600 listed companies in developed and emerging markets, have voluntarily committed to work with investors, companies and regulators to promote long-term sustainable investment and improved environmental, social and corporate governance disclosure and performance among companies listed on their exchange. More information here.